Piping Up About Whole-House Repiping
Have you turned on the faucet and the water is brown, dusty, or cloudy? Are you constantly paying for plumbing work and repairs? If any of this sounds familiar, you could need whole-house repiping.
But what does whole-house repiping mean? That sounds daunting and dare we say, draining? Whole-house repiping is putting in a brand-new pipe network to replace your existing pipes. You may be thinking, “How do I know if I need that, and is that really necessary?”
Rust in your water is the number one sign that the pipes in your home are corroded and causing issues. The majority of homes built before 1981 use galvanized pipes in their plumbing systems. Over time, galvanized pipes deteriorate from the inside out. That means you can’t see by looking at the pipe what’s really going on. Very often, over time, rust builds up inside the pipe. This rust prevents water from flowing freely. Your pipe may look the same size on the outside, but it can only transfer part of the water it should.
Other Signs you Need Whole-House Repiping
- Lead Pipes: Does your home have lead pipes? Believe it or not, some very old homes out there still have lead pipes. Lead presents some serious health risks and should be replaced.
- Frequent Plumbing Work and Repairs: If you find yourself constantly having a need for plumbing repair work, a new system will get rid of any lingering issues and further repairs won’t be needed for quite some time.
- Remodeling: If you are planning a remodel or installing a new bathroom or other plumbing fixtures, now is as good as time as any to do a repipe, saving time and money.
If you think you are in need of a repipe, schedule a one-on-one consultation with our highly trained plumbers to give you an honest evaluation of your pipe’s condition. If we believe you need a whole-house repiping, we’ll work with your budget, usage expectations, and more, to make the process as easy as possible. Contact Blanton’s today, you’ll be amazed at the difference new, rust-free pipes can have on your comfort and overall quality of life.