Do I Need Plumbing Repiping?
How do I know if I need to repipe my home?
As with all products, the pipes bringing water into a property have a specific lifespan, which in modern buildings techniques usually means a replacement pipe is required after around five years of installation. One of the major problems that can be associated with degrading and inferior pipes is the loss of pressure many people see as the first sign or symptom of problems with pipes bringing hot and cold water into a property. This is often caused by the degrading of low quality copper piping commonly used to bring water into a property. If a piece of copper piping begins to degrade and becomes constricted, the chances are the water problems will include a lack of water pushing through the pipes and burning hot water appearing around the property when a toilet is flushed.
How long will it take?
A certain amount of disruption should be expected when undergoing the repiping process, which usually includes the water being turned off to a property through the middle of the day. Because of the disruption caused by the repiping process a qualified and experienced repiping company will usually attempt to complete the process within a single day. Once the repiping is completed on the first day, any inspection and patching of sheet rock or paneling will be completed over the following 24 hours or so.
Why should I hire a professional plumbing company?
Although a regular plumber does have the skills and ability to complete a repiping job, they do not complete this task on a regular basis. Repiping is, therefore usually best left to a plumbing company specializing in the completion of this difficult and often dirty job on a regular basis. The main reason for choosing a professional plumber over a regular plumber is the fact that the experience of completing this task time and time again keeps the disruption caused to a minimum. A plumbing company can also provide a detailed estimate of both time and monetary costs for repiping and can organize the required inspections and patching work to be scheduled as soon as the repiping work has been completed.
Want to repipe your Gainesville home? Call Scarborough Plumbing at (352) 427-7385 today and get the job done with our services!