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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWREPIPES

A repipe is the process of replacing old and/or failing waste and water piping.  Repiping can be complicated by old connections, framing issues, or little to no crawl space.  A qualified journeyman plumber can determine where your piping is within its service life, and whether or not it is a better value to do a repair or a full repipe. A job permit is required for repipes.

Piping fails for many reasons:

Low flow or reduced water pressure
Scalding shower water when the toilet is flushed
Re-occurring debris/rust found in fixture aerators
High water bills

There are a number of older piping materials that have been used throughout the decades, many of which can require replacement.

1
Galvanized pipes

Typically used in homes prior to the 1970s, corrode and flake off leading to low water pressure and sometimes breakage.

2
Copper pipes

React to acidity in water deteriorating after time. Copper pipes are also more susceptible to freeze breakage.

3
Polybutylene piping

A popular and less expensive alternative to copper piping from the late 1970s to 1995.  It is no longer used because of its high failure rate due in part to the chlorine concentrations in potable water.

4
CPVC piping

High failure rate due to manufacturing inconsistencies and improper installations.  It’s also susceptible to freeze damage.

5
Old piping

The piping system may be undersized for modern bathroom and kitchen fixtures (the fixtures are updated, but the piping is not).  In this case, a repipe can restore water pressure with an appropriately sized piping system.

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OUR SERVICESBrands We Use

We typically use Uponor or “PEX” products to repipe homes because they have a superior and proprietary fitting system that meets and surpasses current plumbing standards. We are also skilled at copper repipes for those customers who prefer to use more traditional material.

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