Homes built in the 1920s and before used pipes made from lead or galvanized steel. Lead is a dangerous material and needs replacing, while galvanized steel pipes are now corroding and bursting. Call Champion Plumbing for an inspection of your home’s pipes and see if you need repiping.
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Why Repipe Your Home?
Sometimes, leaks in your pipes can be fixed by repairing a section or two, however, if you have serious leaks throughout your home, it could be time for to replacing your piping. Here are common reasons this is a good idea:
- Your home is old: Many homes over 50 years old use galvanized steel pipes, which are now corroding and prone to bursting.
- Low water pressure: If you’ve never had good water pressure or notice a drop, it could mean buildup in your plumbing is causing the issue
- Discolored water: Brown or red water is a sign your pipes are rusting and a whole house repipe is needed to restore water quality.
How Long Does It Take to Repipe a House?
A whole home repipe involves replacing your hot and cold copper or steel pipes with more modern materials such as plastic. While every home is different, the average repiping job takes 1 or 2 days. Also, not every room will be worked on at the same time, so you will still be able to live in your home in most cases while work is being done.
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What Options Are Available for Whole House Repiping?
When you replace your aging lead and steel pipes you have many options to choose from. And while your repiping expert will recommend the best application for your home, you may choose:
- PEX plastic tubing
- CPVC pipe