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New Year, New Pipes

plumbing-toolsIt is a new year! 2020 is the year that many people are seeking to make the one that leaves them healthier and happier. We say right on! While we are on the subject of making improvements though, we would like to make a suggestion for a resolution that you might want to set for your home.

Specifically, we want to discuss adding the task of repiping your home to your “To-Do” list of 2020 goals. Yes, we know that might seem like a strange resolution, but it can truly improve your life in the long run. And your home will thank you for it, too.

You likely have questions and thankfully we have answers. If you want to find out what repiping is and when you should consider it for your home plumbing, read on.

What is Repiping?

Repiping is the process of replacing the pipes within your home. This can include your drain pipes and the pipes that deliver water to different parts of your home. Repiping can be a pretty big ordeal, making many individuals skittish about it. However, if you truly need this service for your plumbing, this investment pays off for years to come.

When Do I Need to Schedule Repiping for My House?

So why should you choose repiping instead of plumbing repairs? There are a couple of reasons why this service may be a good choice for your plumbing, especially if you are in an older home. These include:

Your pipes are leaking far too much

Pipe repairs are a service for a reason. Not every leak means you need to replace your whole set of pipes. However, if your pipes are more patch than pipe at this stage, you should definitely get them replaced.

Corrosion is a problem

Build-up that collects in your home piping can, over time, start to cause corrosion. The particles within the build-up will actually eat away at the pipe, creating leaks and weaknesses in the piping. At some point, corrosion will eventually lead to the need to repipe your home.

You have hard water problems

Last but not least hard water can lead to the need for repiping. Southern, CA is known for having hard water, or water that contains a high amount of minerals like calcium and magnesium in it. Hard water that is unaddressed by a water filtration system can create big problems for your pipes over time. If not caught in time, hard water creates a collection of minerals or scale that can hinder water flow. If the scale hardens, your pipes will need to be replaced because no amount of cleaning will get rid of it.

Is it Worth the Trouble of Hiring a Professional?

The short answer is yes. If you are realizing that you need to repipe your home, your best option is to reach out to a trained and certified plumber in Ontario, CA. A project as involved and important as repiping should never be one you trust an amateur with.

When you need reliable plumbing services, you can trust Sweetwater Plumbing to get the job done.

We don’t charge by the hour, We charge by the job!¬†Contact us today.

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