The pipes in your home won’t last forever. In fact, at some point, you may need to hire a plumber for repiping. There will be several indications that your home likely needs this service. If you identify with the signs of needing to replace your plumbing, contact a local professional plumber, like ours at Plumbing Concepts.
What Is Repiping?
Repiping is the process of replacing the existing pipe in your home with new pipe. One of the most commonly used types of piping is PEX pipe. This type of piping lasts for at least 25 years.
By replacing the worn, aging, or leaking piping in your home with new pipe, you can extend the life of your home’s plumbing.
Signs That Your Home Needs Repiping
There will be several indications that your home needs repiping. For instance, if you have regular leaks in your home or signs of mold or water damage on your walls, your water pipes need repairs or replacement. For individual leaks, repairs may suffice. However, if you find that you need to frequently call a plumber for leaks in your pipes, you should consider repiping to solve the problem for years.
Another indication that your home may need repiping is the age of your pipes. For interior water supply lines, galvanized steel can last between 20 and 50 years. Copper lasts more than 50 years, and brass can stand up to 40 to 70 years of use. These estimates depend on how well you care for your plumbing. If you live in a hard water area, such as Southern California, and don’t use a whole-home water softener or water conditioner, your pipes could fail prematurely due to scale buildup. If your home is very old and has lead pipes, you will need to have those replaced as soon as possible, due to the hazards of drinking water passing through the piping.
Plumbing Age and Material Longevity
The age of your plumbing system and its material also determines whether you should repipe. Find out when your home was built and if any previous homeowners conducted repiping. Next, find out the material used for the plumbing system. You can usually see the pipes that supply faucets under sinks or running to and from the water heater.
Use the age of your home and the pipe material to determine if your home is due for new piping. If you are not certain, contact a plumber to ask about the quality of your pipes.
Reach Out to Plumbing Concepts for Repiping and Other Plumbing Services
Stop the constant leaks in your home by calling us at Plumbing Concepts at (951) 338-6826 to schedule a repiping. Or request for us to contact you by messaging us on our site. With our quality repiping services, you can rest assured that your home can avoid leaks for years. Invest in your home with new pipe installed by Plumbing Concepts.