We put a lot of attention into the outwards appearance of our homes, but the insides are just as important. Your pipes are the veins which allow water to flow to all of your fixtures so you can enjoy the comforts of modern living. If these veins become cracked, clogged, corroded, or damaged, your plumbing system will no longer work well and your home – and comfort – will start to suffer. Luckily, it is easy to improve your home plumbing system with our professional repipe services.
Signs You Need Repipe Services
Take a look at a weathered piece of metal. It will be rusted, uneven, and have holes or cracks in it. If your pipes are old, then this is probably want your pipes look like. All that rust gets into your drinking water. The uneven sides of the pipes catch debris and cause clogs. The corroded pipes spring holes and cause repeated leaks. You might not be able to see this happening because your pipes are located within walls, floors, and slabs. However, you should be on the lookout for these signs that you may need repipe services:
• Red or brown tinted water
• Leaks (look for staining on walls and ceiling, bubbling paint, or mold growth)
• Visible rust on exposed pipes
• Poor water pressure
• Frequent drain clogs
Isn’t Replacing Pipes Expensive?
When homeowners hear that they may need repipe services, they are often panicked because they think the process will be expensive and also cause costly damage to their home. However, modern technology makes it possible to perform repipe services at affordable prices and without much (or any) visible damage to your home.
In Aliso Viejo, most repipe services are to replace old galvanized steel or iron pipes. Just 10 years ago, it was industry standard to replace these pipes with copper pipes. Copper is very durable and is a good material in some situations. However, it is costly to install because of the price of the actual material and because it requires extensive soldering work to install. Today, most home repipe services in Aliso Viejo are performed using a material called PEX tubing. The qualities of PEX tubing make it very fast, easy, and affordable to install so repipe service costs are kept low. What’s better is that PEX tubing can be installed without tearing rifts in your walls, so you don’t have expensive remodel work to perform after the repipe.
What is PEX Tubing?
PEX has been called the greatest invention in plumbing since the flush toilet, and it truly deserves this title. To the average person, PEX tubing won’t seem very novel – it resembles a sturdy garden hose. Yet, PEX has qualities which make it better than virtually any other material used for pipes throughout history.
The first important quality of PEX tubing is that it is non-reactive. Unlike iron, galvanized steel, and even copper pipes, PEX tubing will not react with chemicals found in the water supply of California (chlorine, fluoride, etc.). That means you do not have to worry that your pipes will deteriorate and spring leaks due to corrosion. Hence, PEX tubing has a very long warranty and can last longer than a lifetime.
PEX tubing is also novel because it is flexible. This makes it much easier to install, and repipes can be done without have to make as many connections between pipes – something which would require soldering with copper piping. PEX tubing pieces are connected with crimps, and it can even be connected to existing copper or other types of pipes. This means that our plumbers don’t have to cut open your entire wall to install PEX tubing. The repipe can be done by making two small access holes, snaking the PEX tubing into the holes, and then securing the connections. The entire process is very quick, which saves you money on labor costs. It also means that we don’t have to tear up your home to do a home repipe.
Home Repipe Options
If you are suffering from repeated leaks due to corrosion or aging pipes, then our Aliso Viejo plumbers will probably recommend replacing your pipes. By doing a repipe, you spare yourself the cost of fixing leaks, and also prevent the damage which leaking water can cause. We offer several options for repipe services in Aliso Viejo:
• Complete home repipe
• Partial repipe services
• Replace just exposed pipes
To help you make the right decision, our plumbers will come and inspect your home plumbing system. We use video equipment to look within your pipes so we can see the exact condition of the pipes and locate the worst-damaged pipes. Then we can make a repipe plan which fits your needs and budget.
Your Reliable Partner for Repipe Services in Aliso Viejo
Coastal Plumbing Aliso Viejo is a leading plumbing company which proudly serves the local community. Our team consists of experienced licensed plumbers who have been working with PEX tubing since it first became available, and we are familiar with other repipe materials including copper. Our expertise means that we can get repipe services done faster and save you money. We only use the highest quality materials and all our work is backed by a guarantee.
Contact us today to get an estimate for repipe services. We look forward to working with you!
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