Whole House Repipe: Is It Time? | Deerfield Beach, FL

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Nothing lasts forever–not even your plumbing system. There are a few tasks that many Deerfield Beach, FL, homeowners dread–replacing the roof, the HVAC system, and the plumbing system. MainLine Plumbing has a reputation for removing that dreadful feeling when it’s time for a whole house repipe project. Our goal is always to minimize the disruption to our customers’ households and to perform the job from start to finish with efficiency and expertise. But how do you know if it’s really time for a whole house repipe? Here, we’ll explore what you need to know about repiping your entire home.

Why Don’t Plumbing Systems Last Longer?

Some pipes last anywhere from 80 to 100 years. Some last about 10. So, the longevity of your plumbing system depends on its construction materials. An older house with lead pipes should have a whole house repipe right away because lead is notoriously toxic. It’s durable, but it’s a health risk. Galvanized steel pipes can last about 80 years, but if your home is older, those pipes may be nearing their suggested lifespan. PVC, commonly used in newer constructions, should last for at least 50 years under optimal circumstances. Copper pipes will also last upwards of 80 years, but not forever.

If you aren’t sure about the age of your plumbing system, MainLine Plumbing can send a certified plumber to your home to inspect it. We can let you know what your pipes are made of and whether or not we’d recommend repiping your whole house at this time. It’s not uncommon for people to look under their sinks and see PVC in one room and galvanized steel in another. That’s because the previous homeowner may have replaced parts of the plumbing system. So, an inspection allows us to give you a detailed report of its condition.

Signs You May Need a Whole House Repipe

Choosing to begin a repipe project is a big decision. However, there are some key signs that it may be time to seriously consider a plumbing system replacement:

Discolored Water

Discolored water coming through your faucet is a telltale sign of corrosion. Typically, it’s older pipes that are vulnerable to corrosion, but faulty pipes could also be allowing your water to become discolored. If you have discolored water, it’s important to have it tested to ensure that it’s safe for use. The discolored water might not pose an immediate threat depending on your particular pipe situation, but it’s certainly important to consider a whole house repipe or at least a partial replacement. Water quality is important for the health of any household.

Leaking Pipes

Any Deerfield Beach, FL, homeowner might experience a plumbing leak, but if you’re experiencing numerous leaks, you might want to consider a whole house repipe. Any time you have a leak, you can rely on MainLine Plumbing to repair it. Sometimes leaks occur at the seams of pipes or the valves. However, if your pipes are becoming corroded, they can simply break or collapse. That can lead to serious leaks, and you might not always realize a leaky pipe problem right away. The pipes in your walls can fail and cause considerable water damage to your wood and drywall before you’re even aware of it.

Once you begin to rack up multiple leaks, you should definitely have a talk with our plumber. We can examine your plumbing system and report on its condition. In the long run, it may be much less expensive to complete a repipe rather than replacing damaged pipes one at a time. Don’t forget, the damage to your home caused by leaks can be immensely expensive.

Plumbing System Is Old

When you start to experience multiple leaks or discolored water, it’s usually a sign that your plumbing system is getting old. You have a choice between making numerous smaller repairs or having the whole house completed. If your home has a galvanized steel plumbing system, popularly installed up until the 1960s and 70s, it’s probably long overdue for a repipe. Nevertheless, our plumbing technicians can inspect your plumbing system and provide you with the information you need to make a decision.

How Does a Whole House Repipe Work?

MainLine Plumbing can typically complete a whole house repipe in just a few days. Our plumbers are highly trained and have experience with this type of project. The project is a big undertaking, and that’s why it’s essential to hire a plumbing company that has the expertise needed for this type of job. One of the reasons it’s an extensive job is because it entails cutting into walls, for example, in order to access pipes. Never fear! We’ll ensure that your home is perfectly ‘put back together’ at the completion of the project!

Remember that once your repipe is completed, you’ll be able to enjoy clear water, fewer clogs, fewer leaks and repairs, and even improved value to your home. Updating your home’s plumbing system is a great way to add value to your house. You’ll definitely enjoy the peace of mind that comes from completing your repipe project.

If you’re having any type of plumbing system problem, you can rely on MainLine Plumbing. We tackle everything from minor leaks to whole house repipe. If you have a drain clog or your water heater is leaking, just give us a call and we can send a certified plumbing technician to your Deerfield Beach, FL, home to handle the job. We stand by the quality of our work with robust service guarantees and we’re known for our friendly service, fair pricing, and consummate expertise. Contact us to learn more about our plumbing solutions or to schedule a service call.

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