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Plumbing Repipes

When its time to update your pipes

What are the types of Pipes that need to be replaced?

If your home has these types you might want to consider our repiping services;

  • Galvanized steel pipes

  • Copper Pipes

  • Polybutylene (PB) Pipes

  • Lead Pipes

  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipes

  • Cast Iron Pipes

Cracked Pipes

Have old pipes?

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Does your home have any of these types of pipe?

There are several types of plumbing pipes that may need to be replaced due to various reasons such as age, corrosion, leaks, or outdated materials. Here are some common types of plumbing pipes that may require replacement:

  1. Galvanized Steel Pipes: Galvanized steel pipes were commonly used in older homes, but they are prone to corrosion and rust over time. If you have galvanized pipes that are showing signs of deterioration, such as rusty water, low water pressure, or frequent leaks, it is advisable to replace them with more durable and modern materials.

  2. Copper Pipes: Copper pipes are popular for their durability and resistance to corrosion. However, if you have older copper pipes, they may develop issues like pinhole leaks due to pitting corrosion or problems related to improper installation. If you experience recurring leaks or notice signs of corrosion on copper pipes, it may be necessary to replace the affected sections.

  3. Polybutylene (PB) Pipes: Polybutylene pipes were widely used in residential plumbing systems from the 1970s to the 1990s. However, they are known to be prone to failure and can cause significant water damage due to ruptures and leaks. If your home still has PB pipes, it is recommended to have them replaced with more reliable materials like copper or PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) pipes.

  4. Lead Pipes: Lead pipes were commonly used in plumbing systems until the early 20th century. However, it is now widely recognized that lead poses significant health risks, particularly in drinking water. If you have an older home with lead pipes, it is crucial to replace them to ensure the safety of your water supply. Consult with a professional plumber to assess the extent of lead pipe presence and plan for their replacement.

  5. Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipes: PVC pipes are commonly used in modern plumbing systems and are known for their durability and affordability. However, if you have older PVC pipes that were improperly installed or exposed to harsh conditions, they may become brittle or develop cracks. In such cases, replacing the damaged sections with new PVC pipes is recommended.

  6. Cast Iron Pipes: Cast iron pipes were commonly used for sewer and drainage systems in older homes. Over time, they can deteriorate due to corrosion, leading to clogs, leaks, or even collapsed pipes. If you are experiencing recurring sewer line issues or notice signs of corrosion on cast iron pipes, it may be necessary to replace them with more modern and durable materials like PVC or ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) pipes.

Remember, it is essential to consult with a professional plumber to assess the condition of your plumbing system and determine the best course of action for replacing any pipes that show signs of damage, leaks, or pose health risks.

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