San Diego Plumbing Repipe
Do I need a repipe?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, the probability you need a plumbing repipe is likely.
Do you experience:
- Scalding water while showering?
- Low water pressure?
- Rust-colored water?
- Leaky pipes?
- Corroded pipes?
- Bad tasting water?
- inconsistent water temperatures?
- Does your home have polybutylene pipes?
What is repiping?
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. Call LGE Prime Plumbing immediately.
Why is repiping 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. Call us to come out to your home or business to figure out if your problems are due to eroding pipes and whether or not you need to get your pipes replaced.
Types of materials
Why choose copper?
Copper is the most popular choice for interior piping because it’s durable, lightweight and recyclable and it adds resale value to your home. 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 also usually has a manufacturer warranty of 50 years. So you will be assured you are getting the best for your home and your wallet.
What is Polybutylene Piping and why you need to get rid of it!
Polybutylene is a form of plastic resin that was used extensively in the manufacture of water supply piping from 1978 until 1995. Due to the low cost of the material and ease of installation, polybutylene piping systems were viewed as “the pipe of the future” and were used as a substitute for traditional copper piping. Polybutylene plumbing systems were installed in millions of homes before polybutylene was discovered to be highly defective.
–The Problem With Poly.
Poly systems may fail without warning, damaging properties and personal belongings, and disrupting lives. Factors that may contribute to poly’s failure include: chemicals in our water supply, such as chlorine, that slowly destroy the structural integrity of poly pipes and fittings; the age of the pipe — the older the pipe, the more likely a problem will occur; and faulty installation.
-Check Your Pipes.
Inside Your Home – Any gray plastic pipe could be poly. Look at pipes near the water heater. See what kind of pipe runs across the ceiling in an unfinished basement. Check the pipe that comes out of walls to feed sinks and toilets. Many properties have a combination of copper and poly pipes.
-Your Underground Water Main – Underground poly pipes can be blue, black, or gray. They are found entering properties through the basement wall or floor, concrete slab, or coming up through a crawlspace. They most often enter properties near the water heater. Your main shutoff valve is attached to the end of the outside water main.
-Polybutylene can be blue black or grey
San Diego Repipe Specialist : LGE Prime Plumbing San Diego
This is not a do-it-yourself type of project. Repiping is an extensive, time-consuming home repair. LGE PRime Plumbing’s skilled plumbers with extensive plumbing experience are the wisest option for this type of project.