San Diego Repiping & Pipe Repair Services
We have been providing customers in the San Diego community with expert repiping services for over ten years. Whether you are dealing with a ruptured line or an old or corroding system, our skilled plumbers are here to assist you. Damaged pipes can cause many serious issues in and around your home, destroying property and putting you and your family at risk. By better understanding your piping system and being aware of some telltale signs of trouble, you will know if it is time to contact our plumbing specialists for professional service.
What are some signs that you need to repipe your home?
Pipes age. Occasional problems with your plumbing are inevitable. Low water pressure is one of the most common signs that there are significant issues that can only be resolved through repiping. When one or more of your faucets are turned on, the water pressure may be low. Others experience frequent problems with leaks. Some customers may notice multiple leaks inside their home, which means that there could be extensive damage to your pipes.
Hot water should never take an exceptionally long time to come out of your fixtures. The piping system is likely to experience delays in heating up because of unresolved plumbing problems. Conversely, scalding water may also be released when multiple people are trying to use the faucets at one time. These uneven heating problems may require a preliminary inspection to determine the extent of the damage. Additionally, you may start to see rust-colored water leaving your faucets, this occurs when corrosive elements are introduced into the pipelines, which indicates that failure is imminent and that pipes should ultimately be replaced.
Why do galvanized steel pipes need to be replaced?
Galvanized pipes are vulnerable to clogging. When this issue starts to occur more frequently, the pipes may ultimately need to be replaced. Reduced, fluctuating, or uneven water pressure may be due to sedimentation and can serve as a sign that galvanized piping should be replaced. Galvanized pipes that are over 50 years should be taken out immediately. Unfortunately, there is still a large fraction of homes with galvanized piping in San Diego. Water transported through these pipelines can actually damage the system by creating an environment conducive to rust and sediment buildup. Any sign of brown staining in a porcelain sink should also be an indication that the galvanized piping is starting to degrade.
What causes polybutylene pipes to fail and why do they need to be replaced?
A public water supply can actually cause severe damage to polybutylene pipes if it contains significant levels of oxidants like chlorine and fluoride. Although these chemicals are used in water treatment, they can also have a negative impact on your polybutylene piping system, as they could cause a reaction that leads to a buildup of scale that can potentially fracture your pipes. If polybutylene pipes are exposed to sunlight before being installed it can cause the entire system to fail. The exposure to sunlight and harsh chemicals used in pipe treatment will lead to premature aging and eventually warrant the need for a full replacement.
What are some benefits of repiping with copper and PEX?
Copper pipes are more resistant to corrosion. These resilient pipes are capable of withstanding high levels of pressure and extreme conditions. The very design of the copper system makes for an easier installation than other types of pipes.
PEX piping can withstand extremely hot and cold temperatures. PEX pipes are also highly adaptable to a range of installation conditions. This style of piping can also be combined with metal or PVC. PEX piping is resistant to cracking, which reduces the chances of a leak. Additionally, PEX piping is affordable and very easy to install.
For expert repiping services, contact the skilled plumbers at DrainHelp.com at (844) 372-4643.