Pipes for home plumbing are constructed to last… but not last forever. If you live in an older home, you may have pipes that are wearing down, prone to breaks and leaks, and congested with mineral deposits. This is especially applicable to any house constructed before World War II, when galvanized steel was still the most common material used for plumbing. Galvanized steel is durable, but it eventually succumbs to corrosion after 50 years.
Replacing older piping is a large task that needs to be left to professionals. Whether you need a small amount of repiping done to replace a few bad pipes, or you need to have a complete whole-house repiping, you can trust the work to Best Home Services. We will ensure it’s an efficient process and interferes as little as possible with your daily routine.
Our precision repiping in lake fern will leave your house looking the same as before—only with superior piping hidden in the walls and floors.
How Do We Handle Repiping?
If you’re afraid that a repiping job means that plumbers will tear out your drywall and floorboards, turning your home into a demolition zone, you don’t need to worry. Repiping is a large job, but our plumbers handle it so to reduce the intrusive work done on the building material of your home.
A repiping job usually takes 3–5 days, depending on the size of the job. During this time, the plumbers will make sure your regular water service continue to work for most of the time that you are home by using a bypass. If you spend most of the day at work, you may not even notice there was any service interruption at all.
Repipers start by covering floors and furniture to protect them from water damage and dust during the work. They then locate the pipes in your walls with small cuts into the drywall of the walls and ceilings. They will only remove as much building material as necessary to reach, detach, and remove the old pipe and replace it with new copper, PEX, or CPVC piping. To access pipes in the floor, plumbers will, whenever possible, go in through the ceiling below it. If you wish, you can arrange to have additional pipes put in at this time if you need to expand your water service for a remodel.
Once the pipes have been replaced, the plumbers will restore the surgical cuts into the walls and ceiling and patch and re-texture them to leave no sign behind they were there.
It May Be Time to Consider Repiping
If you have an older home that has recently experienced numerous problems from leaking and high water pressure, you should consider scheduling a repiping job. Call our expert team, and we’ll review your home and estimate how much pipe replacement service you need.