When Is it Time for a Whole Home Repipe?
If you’ve found a leak in one of your pipes, your first step can be to call us for an inspection. Having us take a look at your pipes is a good way to narrow down the right services for your situation. When we inspect your pipes, we’ll usually have a few options for you. If one of those options is a whole house repipe, these might be some of our reasons for the recommendation:
All of Your Piping is in Bad Condition
We wouldn’t suggest a whole home repipe if you just had a tiny pinhole leak in one of your pipes. But we might strongly recommend it if we can tell that all of your pipes look ready to turn into a water feature at any moment.
Repairs Are Starting to Cost Too Much
We always wanna do what’s best for you. And while you’re the best judge of what your home needs, sometimes we can tell when plumbing problems are gonna start getting more frequent and more expensive. If we do an inspection and we see that your piping is gonna need constant care, we might recommend going with a whole home repiping to save you money and time in the long run.
Your Piping Is Causing Water Quality Issues
The whole point of your piping is to bring safe and clean water to your home. If your pipes are so corroded on the inside that they’re polluting your drinking water with rust or making your water taste metallic and bitter, they should be replaced. Watch out for water that isn’t clear anymore or that has started to taste or smell bad.
Which Piping Material Is Best?
The more we learn, the better our plumbing systems get. Today you won’t find lead pipes or galvanized steel pipes being installed anymore. But you’ll see PVC, PEX, and copper piping being used for homes all around Rock Hill. We prefer PEX because it’s gonna last your family a lot longer than other options like PVC. New to all this info about pipes? We’ll break it down easy!
- Copper: Copper pipes have the longest track record since they’ve been used for decades. This material is favored over other metals because it’s less corrosive, it’s strong, and it discourages bacteria growth. The only downside is it’s a lot more labor-intensive to install, and it’s more expensive.
- PVC and CPVC: These pipes can be used for everything from sewer lines to water lines. They’re really common in a lot of Rock Hill homes, but unfortunately, they can be prone to issues. A lot of plumbers still use PVC and CPVC because it’s cheaper, but we think you deserve better.
- PEX: PEX pipes may be the newest to the party, but they’re starting to get more popular. It’s the only piping material that’s flexible enough to fit in tight spaces. Plus, when water freezes in them, the pipes expand instead of bursting so there are fewer midwinter disasters. Overall, PEX is the way to go!
What Does Whole Home Repiping Involve?
A whole home repiping can be a pretty big event. But once it’s done, you won’t have to do it again in the same house for a very long time (if ever). We do things the right way so your family can enjoy these new pipes for years to come!
When you schedule an appointment with one of our experts, they can take a look at your home’s piping and give you an idea of exactly what the process will look like for your home specifically. That way, you know what to expect from start to finish!
Mr. Jenkins Told Us to Make This Easy!
It’s easy to set up whole home repiping services with Morris-Jenkins. We’re here til midnight every day, we have plenty of appointment openings, and we’ll get to you right away. You’ll have new pipes in just a couple of days. To find out more about our whole house repiping services in Rock Hill, call us or chat with us online.