Deciding to repipe your home, particularly if your pipes are made from galvanized material or are broken and outdated, is one of the most important undertakings a homeowner can invest in.
If you have observed a dramatic drop in water pressure, leaks, corroded pipes, or dirty water, copper piping can help.
The Benefits of Copper
Copper piping produces a number of positive changes. First, your water will taste better than it has in a long time, and will be free of rust particles and contaminants. Second, your water pressure will be strong, noticeable both in the shower and when you fill your washing machine for a load of laundry.
In addition, a copper repipe can help prevent the serious danger associated with slab leaks. If your home is built on a slab, broken pipes can easily leak water into the cracks in this concrete base, potentially causing mold and deterioration, loss of structural integrity, and eventually, thousands of dollars in repair costs. Furthermore, the danger of ignoring old piping is that you may not know you have a leak until the damage is already done. Crawl spaces and basement pipes hidden by sheet-rock are particularly susceptible to breakage that fails to show for long periods of time.
What Happens During a Repipe?
Although whole-home or room-specific re-pipes are common, they often require old walls and flooring to be removed and any old pipes pulled out of the wall. Factors that contribute to the length of time a repipe takes include the distance of the new piping, as well as the location and floor on which the repipe will take place.
Broken or malfunctioning pipes on upper levels of a home can take extra time to repair, while ground-floor repipes can be the simplest to complete due to accessibility. In either case, be sure to discuss the issues with your plumbing team ahead of time so they can specifically target the right areas. Whether repiping your entire home or just part of it, shared knowledge is essential for a streamlined process.
Copper pipes produce clean water, excellent water pressure, and long-lasting service to your home. If you are experiencing plumbing issues in your home or own an older property that has never been repiped, replacing old pipes with copper is an excellent choice.
Looking for a team that can carry this out efficiently, with attention to every detail? Look no further that Meticulous Plumbing!