What Are the Signs of Piping Problems?
Since leaking water can cause so much damage, it’s a good idea to watch out for signs of a leak even if your piping isn’t that old. These signs can include:
- Changes in your water bill: When your water bill changes, it usually doesn’t get lower. But while you may be used to rising prices, a higher water bill should never be ignored. It might be a sign that you have a hidden leak.
- Bad smells: If you have kids or pets, bad smells might just be a part of your normal day. But any strong smells that seem musty or moldy are a big red flag for water leaks.
- Brown water stains: When water leaks from your pipes, it can sometimes leave brown water stains. You can sometimes find these on your walls next to your plumbing or on your ceiling if you have a second level in your house.
- Water pressure problems: If there are bad leaks in your pipes, your water pressure can start to be affected. Have a plumber investigate any changes in water pressure that you notice in your home.
What Are Whole Home Repiping Services?
Whole home repiping is when we have to go into your home and replace all, or most, of the existing pipes. We’ll take out your old corroded and leaking pipes and put in materials that are expected to last 50 years or more. This can be a good move if you wanna have more reliable plumbing, and it can be a great way to avoid any more plumbing repairs.
Having to replumb your whole house is usually just the result of old pipes. Most piping materials can only last between 40 and 50 years, so if it’s been this many years since your plumbing was first put in, the time is probably ripe for a replacement. Unfortunately, some pipes don’t even last this long, so depending on the material of your pipes, you may need whole home repiping even sooner.
What Are the Different Types of Pipes?
If you decide to repipe your home, you might find yourself learning about all of the different types of piping. At Morris-Jenkins, we have our favorite materials and the materials we’d rather stay away from. Here are some of the most common piping materials that you might have heard about already:
PVC piping, or polyvinyl chloride, is used for everything from sewer lines to water mains. This type of material is preferred in some situations because it can’t corrode, it’s relatively affordable, and it can last a long time. However, it can be bulky and it can crack under temperature changes.
One of our favorites, PEX piping can be used in many different situations. It can be used with hot or cold water, it’s perfect in tight places, and it’s easy to install. It also lasts a long time, it doesn’t burst if the pipes freeze, and it won’t rust or corrode.
Copper piping has been used longer than many other materials, so it has a dependable track record. It’s durable, it doesn’t leak very often, and it performs well under extreme temperatures. The main downside of copper is the cost, which is higher than other materials.
What to Expect From Your Whole Home Repipe
When you get a whole home repiping from Morris-Jenkins, you can sit back and let us handle it. All you need to do is set up a time that’s good for you and give us the word to start working. We’re open til midnight every day, so there’s no bad time to schedule your whole house repiping. We can usually get the project done in 2 or 3 days, and we’ll always make sure to clean up our mess before we go.
Replumbing your whole house can bring you a lot of benefits like reliable plumbing and fewer repairs. As soon as you’re ready for your whole home repipe in Kannapolis, give us a call, text us, or chat with us on our LiveChat and we’ll get the process started.