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Do You Really Need to Repipe?

leaking-pipeThere are times when a solution to an issue seems a bit too big. For example, the desire to redecorate one room doesn’t need to turn into repainting the whole interior of the house, no matter how much that one aunt may want to help you with it.

There are other situations though when the solution is actually just the right size, even if it seems like it is going to be a bigger deal than you expected. Maybe you encountered this when you discussed a pipe repair with your plumber in Riverside and they suggested that you opt to repipe the whole house. It might seem like a big leap, but you may actually be due to update the pipes in your home. We can help you figure out if this solution is the right fit.

Why is Repiping a Big Deal?

If you are a little newer to homeownership, you may not know what repiping is. Let’s start by saying it is a big job. And then we will follow that up by telling you that, if you need to repipe, it isn’t something to delay.

Repiping is the process of fully removing and replacing some or all of the plumbing pipes in your home. This includes pipes for water delivery and drainage. Take a moment to think about all the appliances that need those pipes. Now you probably have a better grasp on why repiping is a big deal. And it isn’t a service that we suggest to just anyone.

When Do You Need to Repipe?

So, now you are likely back to wondering if you need to repipe your home or if you can get by with a pipe repair. We are happy to help clarify the issue. If any of these issues sound familiar to you, then it is a good idea to reach out to us to discuss a repiping.

  • The pipes in your home are getting old. How old is your home? Vintage style is great for decor but not for your plumbing. If the pipes in your home are 50+ years old, it is likely that you need to consider repiping. If your plumber has mentioned that you have pipes of galvanized steel, they are likely to corrode and burst once they age too much.
  • You have poor water pressure. Poor water pressure is sometimes caused by leaks. In other cases, it may be due to the fact that your pipes are older, too small, or are starting to corrode. Have a plumber check your pipes to see if they are the main culprit behind your poor water pressure.
  • You have constant plumbing problems. Remember those leaks we just mentioned? They do come with the territory but they shouldn’t be frequent. If you have older, worn-out pipes that need leak repair far too often, repiping may be a better option than yet another repair.

Need help with your plumbing? Contact Sweetwater Plumbing to schedule an appointment or talk to an expert. We don’t charge by the hour, We charge by the job!

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