Repiping your home can be a big decision. Swick Home Services understands that, and we want to make the transition as easy as possible for all of our clients! Our experienced team of professionals is equipped to cause minimal disruption to your daily routine without sacrificing quality. We are dedicated to giving you a 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Before you decide to take the leap of repiping your home, it’s important to know when the time is right! We always take the time to explain our services, ensuring you’re getting peace of mind with every whole home repiping project.
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Is it Time to Repipe Your Home?
The first thing a homeowner needs to consider when deciding whether or not it is time to repipe their home is the age of their home. Homes that are 50 plus years old are going to run into more and more problems. Whether there are consistent leaks, low water pressure, or unsafe piping material, chances are repiping your home will not only save you money, but also time, energy, and headaches.
Even if your home is newer, there are many considerations to take into account when deciding whether to work with a repiping contractor. Some common signs include:
- Low Water Pressure: Low water pressure in your bathtub, shower, and sink can be an annoyance, but it can also cost you a considerable amount on your water bill. Low water pressure will make it more difficult to remove soaps, shampoo, and debris.
- Red or Brown Water: Over time, rust and sediment buildup in your pipes can cause red or brown water. Usually, you will see red or brown water when there is a disturbance in your pipes. If the issue does not clear up in a few hours, you may have a leak.
- Consistent Leaks: Older piping, or piping that was installed incorrectly, can have many possible leaks from weakened piping and loose joints. Over time, the repairs for these leaks can cost a more substantial amount then repiping your entire home.
- Lead Pipes: If your home has not been repiped since the mid-1980s, your pipes could contain lead. Lead in plumbing was not banned until 1986, so it is possible this could be an issue. Lead consumption can cause serious illnesses, and the pipes should be replaced asap.
These are only a few of the issues that may contribute to your decision to repipe your home. You can also look for flaking, rust, stains, discoloration, and dimpling on your pipes to get an idea of the shape your current pipes are in. Either way, a professional will have the tools and knowledge to diagnose the problems!
How to Decide What Piping Material Is Best for Your Home
Depending on your home, budget, and circumstances choosing the correct piping material does not have to be a challenge. Below we have listed the three top materials and their advantages:
- Copper: Copper piping is very popular with homeowners due to its sustainability; it tends to last longer than Pex piping. Copper is heat resistant, bacteria resistant, and safer in natural disasters.
- PEX: PEX piping is more cost efficient than its counterparts as it is easier to install. Unlike copper piping, PEX is not prone to pinhole leaks. It is more durable under extreme heat or cold, and it’s resistant to bursting.
- Steel: Steel is very durable and able to withstand corrosion from rust over time. Steel also performs well under extreme cold or hot. Oceanfront properties also opt for steel as it is resistant to seawater corrosion.
The piping in your home is the road map of your plumbing. Our plumbing is what allows us to live in comfort, so choosing whole home repiping services can be extremely beneficial to your home and life.
Want to be sure your plumbing stays healthy? Schedule professional drain cleaning to keep water flowing through your home unrestricted!
Importance of Choosing a Professional
Making the choice to repipe your home is a big decision, but deciding to employ a professional should not be! Swick Home Services has been serving the community since 1977. Our courteous licensed plumbers can outfit your home with a whole home repiping in as little as a few days! Best of all, whole home repiping projects are the easiest way to solve your nagging plumbing issues, like blockages and water leaks, in one easy step!