Have you decided to replace the pipes in your home? How exciting! You’re about to kiss the myriad plumbing problems that come with older copper or galvanized steel pipes goodbye and get a whole new, smooth-flowing plumbing system that could last the rest of your life!
Well, maybe you’re saving your excitement until after the project is finished, and right now, you just have some questions about the process. As a leading provider of repiping services in Riverside County, CA, we’re here to provide answers.
Let’s take a look at what you can expect from the repiping process.
What Materials Will Be Used?
Whether to repipe your home with copper or flexible plastic PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) pipes ultimately will be your decision, but one you can make with confidence after conferring with your plumber. We thoroughly inspect your pipes before we start any repiping project and make recommendations based on your needs and your budget.
How Long Will it Take?
The length of the job depends on the extent of the repiping — meaning, whether we are replacing a smaller section of pipe or the whole network — and the size of the home. A whole-home repiping can take anywhere between two days and a week to complete, but you’ll only “lose” water for a few hours a day. You should be able to go about your business, as usual, in the evenings.
How Invasive is the Procedure?
To access old pipes and replace them, our team will most likely have to cut into walls and ceilings. We will have to use ladders and a variety of professional tools, and we might have to move some fixtures around. Don’t worry! We use drop-cloths to protect your floors and furniture while we work, and we don’t just clean up the area when we’re finished; we patch any holes and re-paint so your home looks as good as new!
Before we start the process, we will take the time to explain what we’ll be doing and where we’ll be working so that you can remove any valuable items out of that area.
How Long Will the New Pipes Last?
Although repiping your home can be a slight inconvenience, the benefits are well worth the irritation. Not only will your plumbing system perform better in the present — fewer leaks, clogs, and low water pressure problems! — but if you keep up with your preventative maintenance, you probably won’t have to worry about replacing pipes again as long as you own your home. New PEX piping has an estimated lifespan of up to 50 years, and copper piping can last up to 70 years.
Watch our quick video for more information about repiping. If you have any questions about the repiping process, or you need advice from an expert about whether to repipe a house in Temecula, CA, and the surrounding region, please don’t hesitate to give Guardian Plumbers a call today.