Do you ever notice discoloring in your home’s water? Are you having to constantly repair various pipe leaks? Then it might be time to repipe your home’s plumbing system. Repiping your home might sound like a big undertaking but it can be simpler than you think.
Here at Gotelli Plumbing, we are experts when it comes to all things plumbing and know a thing or two (or three!) about repiping. Here is everything you need to know about whole-home repiping.
What Is Whole-Home Repiping?
Whole-home repiping is the process of replacing all pipes in a home. This includes everything from drainage pipes to water supply lines. After many years, pipes can wear down. Replacing galvanized steel and copper pipes with PEX or CPVC piping can become very necessary if you start to notice rust or mineral buildup in your water.
Repiping your home also improves the durability of your home’s plumbing system and can make repairs much easier and less frequent.
Does My Home Need Repiping?
It can be tough to know if it’s time to repipe your home. If you are considering repiping your home, there are three key factors you need to consider.
Is Your Home 50 Years Old or Older?
Older homes were mostly built using galvanized piping. While galvanized piping is strong, it too will wear over time, usually after around 50 years. If your home is 50 years old or older, you might want to consider repiping your home.
Do You Experience Frequent Plumbing Issues or Pipe Leaks?
Even the best quality pipes at some point will need to be replaced. While you could have an isolated plumbing issue, frequent plumbing issues could be a sign of overall poor quality pipes. The only way to fix the issue would be to replace them altogether.
Do You Have Rust or Mineral Buildup In Your Water?
Have you noticed a reddish or brownish color or mineral deposits in your water? Then it’s probably time to repipe your home. Over time, your pipes will rust and minerals will build on the inside. If you ever notice discoloring in your water, then don’t wait to get your home repiped, as you could be facing a health hazard.
What Does Whole-Home Repipping Entail?
If you decided it’s time to repipe your home and have scheduled an appointment with a trusted plumber like Gotelli Plumbing, then you can expect the process to go by fairly quickly. Although each home is different, you can expect the process to take anywhere from a couple of days to a week. The repipe specialist will also need to do a complete water shut-off while they are working on it, so you will need to make arrangements.
If you are concerned that your home or any of your furniture will take damage during the repipe, don’t worry. The repipe specialist will cover your floors and furniture to protect them from any water or dust. The plumbers will have to locate the pipes in your walls and make small cuts to replace them. Make sure you are fully aware of all areas the plumbers will be working on before they begin replacing the pipes.
If you think it’s time to repipe your home, then call Gotelli Plumbing today. Whether you need a new garbage disposal installed, a leaking pipe repaired, or a drain cleaned, we can help you with all your plumbing needs. Unsure if you need to repipe your home just yet? Schedule a pipeline assessment and we’ll examine your system and give you a professional opinion.
If you are in San Rafael, California, contact us today!