Murrieta Repiping or Repair | Replace Plumbing Pipe Sections
Murrieta Repiping | There are hundreds and even thousands of feet of water and gas plumbing pipe, plus the fittings, joints, hangers, pipe straps, pipe insulation, isolators, pipe fittings, 1/4 turn shut offs, angle stops, supply lines, and all the hose bibs, pressure regulator & pressure release valves, in the average home these days. Age, rust and corrosion will eventually take their toll on all plumbing pipes and everything it takes to maintain its integrity. Due to Corrosion many older homes with galvanized plumbing pipes can only take so many thorough cleanings over the years with systems like Hydro Jetting. Pipe walls get weak enough from corrosion and during the hydro jetting process, pipe walls may be breached do to the extremely high water pressure.
There can be just a section of plumbing pipe that has been adversely effected in one way or another that has not effected the integrity of the plumbing in the rest of the building. So does one or two leaks mean you need to have your entire house re-piped? Not necessarily.
In many cases you can just replace the effected area. But in many older homes a Full House Repipe may be called for if leaks and pressure problems become chronic.
Many older houses experience chronic plumbing problems because of deteriorating pipes that are rusted, corroded, have deteriorating joints or built up minerals restricting flow. Often with older homes the only solution is to replace the existing pipe.
The homeowner should understand a whole house repipe is a major undertaking is usually a completely unexpected and substantial expense. Take advantage of our research into the different solutions and types of pipes that can be installed. We would love to help you save some money when repiping Murrieta homes or businesses.
Some Indications a Home May Need Repiping
Is your washing machine is filling up slower than it used to? Does your tap water taste bitter? Is your shower water the color of rust? These are all indications that you may need to repipe your home.
Here Is Everything You Need To Know About Repiping
So What is Repiping – Exactly?
Repiping is the procedure of replacing existing pipes in a building or home. Most structures built 25 or more years ago contained galvanized pipes, or zinc-coated iron pipes. When these pipes age the zinc lining erodes way, triggering the formation of rust. The pipes must be replaced as soon as this deterioration process begins. Do not wait until you start noticing leaks. Give us a call to set up an inspection. Seeing the signs of the possible need for repiping does not necessarily mean a Full House Repipe is the solution.
Why is Repiping May be Necessary?
Homeowners typically replace their pipes when they start to see a significant fall in water pressure. Washing machines fill at a slower pace, hoses have a less powerful spray and the shower head often trickles instead of sending out a strong stream. It is also time to replace your pipes when they begin to leak, tap water looks dirty due to rust, or a polluted smell is emitted from the tap. Give us a call to come out to your home or business to help you figure out if your plumbing problems are due to eroding pipes and if so to what extent plumbing pipe may need to be replaced.
Types of Plumbing Pipe Material
A variety of materials are available for your repiping job, including PEX Pipe or Tubing and Copper Pipe.
Why Choose Pex (Polyethylene) Tubing for your Murrieta Repipe?
The biggest benefit of purchasing plastic pipes
is cost savings. Overall, PEX costs less to produce than copper and other metals. PEX pipes and tubing are also less expensive to transport because they weigh significantly less than metal pipes. Thus, the end price of installing PEX pipes and tubing is significantly less than installing copper. However, Gas Plumbing Pipes should not be Pex Pipe.
Uponor (Formerly known as “Wirsbo”) PEX has More Benefits than Copper:
- Corrosion resistant
- Free of metal contaminants
- Resists pitting and scale buildup
- Dampens rushing water noise
- Eliminates water hammer and singing pipes
- Retains heat in hot-water lines
- Resists condensation on cold-water lines
- NSF International Certification for water purity
- Approved in the California Plumbing Code 9/18/2010
Copper is the most popular choice for interior piping because it’s durable, lightweight and recyclable and it adds resale value to your home. It is also more popular because the public as not been educated to the benefits of PEX (Above). Although installing copper pipes is more expensive than installing plastic, the benefits will outweigh the costs in the end. Other benefits of copper repiping include better volume and water flow, clean and clear rust free water. Copper may also be the better choice if you live in an area where water freezes, as copper pipes expand to accommodate frozen water. Copper pipes are available in two basic types: rigid and flexible. Use flexible pipes when doing repairs because they can be run around obstacles without any connections or cuts.
Call your Murrieta Repiping Specialist today.
Repiping is not a do-it-yourself type of project. Repiping is an extensive, time-consuming home repair. Skilled plumbers with extensive plumbing experience are the wisest option for this type of project.
Call: (951) 319-2353