Do I Need Plumbing Repiping?
When it comes to running a household, a person naturally assumes the hardest part is juggling bills. The truth of the matter is though, that bills are easy compared to more complex things like knowing when to put a new roof on a house, or figuring out what to do if you think the bottom floor of your house could get saturated with water in a flood situation, and especially something as intricate as re-piping plumbing. Bills are visible…you can hold them in your hand and know that as long as you have money, you can pay them. If your roof is leaking, you can see that too - it’s fairly obvious that you’ll need to get it repaired as soon as possible, but when it comes to the pipes that run underneath your home, how would you know what’s happening below the ground’s surface?
Indeed, there are issues that a homeowner needs to know when it comes to pipes. Although they’re mostly reliable, copper piping has been known to spring leaks frequently. If the construction company or builder put in low quality copper piping when the house was first built, there could likely be tears and cracks along the shaft. Type M copper, thinner than other kinds, is more fragile than Type K or Type L copper. Depending on the impurity of the water that runs through the lines – if it’s more aggressive – it can lead to erosion, that wears pipes down and therefore makes them crack easy. Leaks caused by sub-par copper installations, add up to higher water costs.
Galvanized pipes, initially thought to be a secure metal for piping, was later found to be one of the most unreliable kind of pipes because it rusts easier than its counterparts – and therefore should definitely be replaced.
One of the most popular ways to re-pipe is of course, to replace existing copper pipes with a better grade of copper…or you could install pipes with a completely different kind of material like plastic, better known as PEX. Either of these two methods can be guaranteed with a warranty to cover work done and parts – most cover up to fifty years.
With trench-less pipe repair, a plumber can insert lining into the pipes without using ditch digging equipment to break the soil. Plumbing contractors are licensed, experienced, and trained to do re-pipe work.
Want to repipe your Atlanta home? Call Greenlee Plumbing at (678) 386-7513 today and get the job done with our services!