Following years of wear or tear from daily use, your water, gas and drain pipes may have gotten to the point where they need more than just repairs. There comes a time when repiping is the best solution.
At American Plumbing Service, this is something we regularly help households with.
If you’re wondering whether you need water, gas, or drain repiping, or simply unsure what benefits it has, keep reading to get a clearer idea.
When is repiping necessary?
For different parts of your home's plumbing, there are signs you can look out for to decide if repiping is needed.
For water pipes
Your water pipes might need to be replaced if you notice certain warning signs. These include:
- Low water pressure
- Dripping faucets
- Puddles under sinks
Apart from causing frustrating inconveniences, some of these signs also cause your water bills to spike.
For drainage pipes
Signs that your drainage system needs repiping often point to serious health hazards if the problem is not addressed early. They include:
- Water coming out of taps with an unusual smell
- Discolored, rust-contaminated water
- Sewage leakages
- Frequent clogs
- Visible corrosion on the pipe
- Frequent slab leaks
Others, such as mold growth inside the pipes, are difficult to spot without professional equipment, but we can carry out a video camera inspection if you suspect there’s an issue.
For gas pipes
Faulty gas pipes pose an immediate health risk. Some signs that you have a problem with your gas pipes include:
- A dizzying, nauseating smell
- Hissing sounds near the gas line area
- Air bubbles outside your home, including in puddles and mud.
How can American Plumbing Service help
Drawing on over 15 years of experience, American Plumbing Service has the expertise to carefully plan and implement the best ways to repipe the part of your home that needs our attention. We have a long track record of performing timely, effective work that gets the job done in one try.
Water, gas, and drain plumbing problems tend to be the result of using old pipes that are made from either cast iron or galvanized steel. Both materials are prone to the buildup of rust deposits, leading to clogs and overall damage.
During repiping, we install either copper or PEX pipes, which last longer and are resistant to corrosion.
Benefits of repiping
If you’re on the fence about whether to repipe your plumbing system or opt for a repair, it’s advisable to make your decision based on the severity of the situation. But there are several advantages to repiping.
The first is the greater peace of mind. Once a previously troublesome part of your plumbing system has been replaced with new, high-quality materials, you can rest easier knowing there’s much less risk of damage and leaks.
Also, you can gain greater assurance about your family’s health and yours by ensuring access to clean water and the absence of hazardous gas leaks.
Secondly, repiping often has financial benefits. By repiping a faulty drainage or gas system, you’ll be able to use both your gas and water more efficiently, resulting in lower bills. The reduced risk of leaks and clogs also contributes to the savings.
Are you in need of water, gas, or drain repiping?
If any part of your plumbing system needs pipe replacement, we understand the urgency of the situation and we’re ready to help now. We have more than 15 years of experience at American Plumbing Service, much of it involving successful repiping in homes like yours.
Take the first step now by booking an appointment with us here.