Most people don’t think about completely replacing their plumbing. Instead, they just deal with making repairs as they are needed. They tend to take a reactive rather than a proactive approach. But that can end up costing them a lot more money and a lot more heartache than is necessary.
Repiping your home is a big and expensive job, but that shouldn’t cause you to avoid it. Repiping your home can actually save you money and be the better choice. Here are a few reasons why it’s so important to repipe your home:
Put an End to Erosion
Even iron pipes can erode over time. Mineral deposits, high water pressure, and other issues can cause the pipes to break down from the inside. The lining on the pipes is eroded first, and then the metal itself starts to break down and rust from exposure to the water and minerals. Rusted pipes loosen from their fasteners and leak. Attempting to fix this problem by replacing broken pipes is a bit like trying to duct tape a pool liner.
Repiping your home will put an end to erosion once and for all by giving your plumbing system a fresh slate. You can even put an end to erosion forever by choosing the right materials. PEX piping is corrosion-resistant, and it won’t break down over time due to exposure to minerals.
Ensure Fresh Water
Pipes can still be perfectly functional yet completely coated in mineral buildup, such as iron, calcium, and lime. These deposits can make the water taste and smell disgusting. You can try to get rid of these deposits with scraping or with chemicals, but you are likely to do even more damage to your pipes. Even if you find a safe way to remove the deposits, you may never be able to get rid of them completely if they have been accumulating for a long time.
The best thing to do if you have ongoing problem with water that tastes or smells bad is to repipe your home. You can give the water fresh pathways free of debris so that you always have fresh water when you turn on the tap. Again, use the opportunity that repiping offers to choose a piping material that is less likely to allow mineral buildup.
Copper, iron, and other metal pipes do not allow for flexible installation. If you live in a home that has odd nooks and crannies, you may find that the plumbing was installed a bit creatively to get around these issues. So, you may have exposed pipes in your bathroom, or you may have pipes that run outside, making them more vulnerable to freezing.
By choosing a flexible material, such as PEX piping, you can get the connections you need to solve aesthetic and functional issues. PEX piping is flexible, so it doesn’t need elbow connectors to go around corners, and it can fit in tight spaces. You can run it through narrow passageways in walls and floors to keep it out of sight and to keep it in better-insulated spots.
Don’t let the size of a repiping job scare you away from doing it. Repiping may be essential for your home if your current plumbing system is aging out or has been improperly installed. By repiping your home, you can get consistently fresh water, can save money on your water bills, and can save money on potential repairs. You’ll also have a more water-efficient home, which will be better for the environment. In some locales, you may even be able to get a rebate from your local utility for upgrading your plumbing.
In California, Integrity Repipe are the repiping specialists you need. We specialize in PEX piping, which can be installed more quickly and less expensively than many other types of plumbing. We also perform other types of repiping, as well as repipe repair. We can help you get to the bottom of low water pressure, high water bills, rusty or bad-tasting water, and other problems. We are available for 24/7 emergency repair, and we offer a guarantee on our work. Call us today to make an appointment or to learn more about your repiping options.
Published by – Integrity Repipe Inc
Integrity Repipe Inc – Aliso Viejo, CA
27068 La Paz Rd #771
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656