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Over time, water pipes in Sacramento, Truckee, Tahoe and the Bay Area can become damaged. Mineral buildup and other problems over time can lead to broken, leaking or blocked pipes. If this issue isn't fixed right away, the entire plumbing structure of your home can face significant damage. This is where water line repiping can help.
Simply put, water line repiping is when new cold or hot water pipes are installed inside your home, for incoming water. In order to ensure long term reliability of the water pipes, different types of materials may be used:
Long used for piping and plumbing because of its impressive durability, not just in terms of the pipes themselves, but also for connecting them together, copper pipes last an incredibly long time. They also retain temperature well, which may help you save more on your energy costs.
PEX is a more affordable variation of copper, which makes it a great choice for residential customers. It's also resistant to acid and is highly flexible. About the only drawback for PEX style piping is that it should not be used outdoors as it can be damaged by sunlight, plus, it cannot be connected directly to a water heater the way that copper piping can.
The type of piping used in your home will depend on the extent of the repiping and many other factors. With this in mind, however, you may be wondering:
Water repiping in Sacramento, Tahoe, Truckee or the Bay Area might seem like a massive undertaking, which is why for most homeowners, a one-time repair of the affected pipe may be a better option. However, if your pipes continue to fail, there may be a deeper problem in terms of poorly installed piping that continually causes issues and necessitates a repiping. Common symptoms can include pipes that constantly leak even after spot fixes are done.
If left unrepaired, these leaky pipes can diminish the value of your home, particularly even if, after several fixes the pipes continue to leak and cause issues. Of course, water leaks aren't the only tell-tale signs of a possible repiping being needed. Other "symptoms"that may point to a potential repiping include:
These can also be signs of other water system problems so just because you may have these issues doesn't necessarily mean that your water line has to be repiped.
You may be wondering what actually happens with water pipe repiping. We endeavor to work around your schedule, and should we determine, and you agree, that repiping needs to be done, we'll ensure that we prepare the site as well as use clean, durable and safe material to complete the process. We'll prioritize essential pipes first to make sure that you and your loved ones have access to clean, potable water, and then we'll concentrate on less-important fixtures. When the work is complete, we'll clean up the remaining debris, so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your fresh, clean water!
Our plumbing team is trained and extensively experienced in water line repiping, installation and repair. We're proud to serve the Sacramento, Truckee, Bay Area and Tahoe regions so that you can relax and know that the job is done right. We'll work with you to determine the best material for your repiping as well as your budget and where the problem lies. We take the time to get to know each customer's specific needs to determine the best course forward, so that you can make a decision with confidence.
It's difficult to provide a price on water line repiping because of the many factors involved. Certain factors can increase the cost, including the number of plumbing fixtures in your home as well as how difficult they are to access. The type of material also affects the cost. The good news is that we can come to you and provide you with a free in-home estimate. We'll take the time to investigate the issue, discuss the problems you have with your waterline or water pressure, and provide you with a variety of options
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