Throughout North Carolina, decades of use, environmental stress, and outdated materials can lead to plumbing system breakdown. Compromised water and sewer pipes could then pose very real threats to your family’s health. When that day comes, know that your local PlumbV experts are here to handle the job quickly and efficiently.
Reasons for Repiping
Even the best plumbing system can’t last forever. Factors that will affect lifespan and contribute to deterioration are many, but here are the top causes:
Corrosion. Over time, corrosion causes repeated leaks that can be costly to fix. Choosing a more durable or resistant material to replace pipes will solve the underlying problem.
Age. Some materials simply hold up better than others. If your pipes are aging and you are experiencing any of the typical symptoms of pipes under distress, repiping is in order. If your home’s pipes are nearing their typical lifespan a licensed plumber can inspect the lines and assess damage.
Materials. With time and experience some materials have been deemed inappropriate or harmful. If your home’s plumbing system uses polyethylene pipes we suggest a total repiping. And if your home was constructed prior to the 1960’s or 1970’s and retains the original plumbing system, pipes could contain lead or just be past the point of repair.
Extensive Leaking. If repeated or widespread leaking is plaguing your home’s plumbing system and simple repairs won’t fix the issue, it could be a better use of funds to replace the entire system. There is often an underlying problem at work that repiping could solve.
Property Investment. If pipes are older and you plan to install a new kitchen or updated bathroom, the time to change pipes is before all the finishing work is done. And if you plan to sell your older home, or you would simply like to future-proof the plumbing, repiping is a smart move.
Repiping is the best way to ensure that your home’s plumbing system is safe and secure for years to come. At PlumbV we care about your family’s well being and take your budget into account. We will only suggest a repipe if it is clearly needed and beneficial.
Signs To Look For
Many plumbing issues will display similar symptoms, but if you notice these obvious signs and especially if they coincide with an aging or corroding system, then repiping is likely the answer.
Poor Flow. Rust and mineral deposits can reduce a pipe’s diameter and cause lower water flow. Major leaks resulting from corrosion or environmental shifts could also be a culprit.
Discolored Water. Rusty or yellow water is a clear indication of rust building up in the pipes. Not only is this unpleasant, it can be hazardous.
Blockages. If pipes are consistently blocked, the problem might not lie in what is flowing down the drain but in the pipe itself. Years of buildup can bring a pipe’s flow to a standstill.
Foul Smell or Taste. Unusual odors and taste could indicate leaching of contaminants through cracks, or be the result of internal rust and corrosion affecting your water supply.
Corrosion. Whether internal or external, this is a major threat. If you see external signs on exposed pipes that their integrity could be compromised, the situation could be further along than it seems.
Water Damage. Damp spots, rust marks, or water staining on ceilings, floors, walls, and around fixtures are signs that you are dealing with serious leakage.
If you notice any of the above signs, get in touch with PlumbV right away. Our technicians can give your home’s plumbing system a thorough inspection and help you plot a course of action.
What To Expect
Depending on the size of your home and the number of fixtures, repiping will typically take between one and three days, barring complications or unforeseen issues. You can stay in your home while our plumbers run new water lines — they directly affect your home’s integrity and your family’s health. So when pipes break down, be sure to call PlumbV. Our licensed, expert plumbers will assess the situation and use their skills, equipment, and experience to get your repiping job done right. Our highly professional staff has helped to build our reputation as the Triangle region’s go-to for all plumbing services — we are always here to help! So if you are in or around Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, or Cary, North Carolina, and your plumbing system needs an overhaul, look no further. Give us a call at (919) 932-8890 or send us a message and we’ll be happy to discuss your plumbing needs.