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Water Line Re-Piping: Fresh Pipes for Excellent Water Flow

The average American household uses over 300 gallons of water per day. That's a lot of water flowing through your pipes. And if they're old, corroded, or damaged, you could be facing some serious problems.

Water line re-piping is a smart investment for homeowners who want to enjoy a fresh and clean water supply. The process involves replacing all the pipes in your plumbing systems with new ones. It's not just a patchwork solution; it's a complete overhaul of your plumbing pipes.

Signs That You Need Water Line Re-Piping

How do you know if your pipes need to be replaced? There are common signs that indicate your residential plumbing system is past its prime. Here are a few to look for:

  1. Low Water Pressure: Inconsistent or weak flow of water could mean that your pipes are clogged, corroded, or leaking

  2. Discolored Water: Brown, yellow, or rusty water is often a sign that your pipes are rusting or contaminated with dirt or minerals

  3. Bad Odor or Taste: If your water smells or tastes metallic, musty, or foul, it could mean that your pipes are harboring bacteria, mold, or other contaminants

  4. Frequent Leaks: If you have to deal with leaking pipes often, your pipes may be cracked, brittle, or poorly fitted

  5. High Water Bills: Unusually high water bills may indicate hidden leaks that are wasting water and money

  6. Old Pipes: If your pipes are over 50 years old, they are likely made of outdated materials prone to corrosion and deterioration

Ignoring any of these signs could lead to bigger problems like water damage, health issues, and structural damage. Contact a reliable plumber like Parker & Sons to inspect your pipes and determine if you need water line re-piping.

Materials Used in Re-Piping

When it comes to re-piping your home, you have several options for the type of material you want to use. The most common ones are copper, PEX, PVC, galvanized pipes, and CPVC. Each of these has its advantages and disadvantages.

Moreover, the best one for your home depends on several factors. These include your budget, water quality, local codes & regulations, personal preference, and indoor vs. outdoor plumbing. Be sure to discuss your options with a professional plumber and get help choosing the right material for your water line re-piping project.

The Water Line Re-Piping Process

Re-piping your home is not a DIY project. It requires skill, experience, and specialized tools and equipment. That's why you should hire a reputable plumbing company like Parker & Sons to handle the job.

The process typically involves the following:

  • Inspecting the current plumbing system and determining the scope of work needed

  • Preparing your home for re-piping

  • Removing the old pipes and installing new ones according to the plan

  • Testing the pipe replacement for leaks, pressure, flow, and more to ensure proper functioning

  • Cleaning up the work area

Note that this may vary depending on the specific requirements of your project.

The Importance of Professional Installation

You might be tempted to save some money by hiring a cheap or unlicensed plumber to do your water line re-piping. However, this could end up costing you more in the long run. A poorly done re-piping job can result in water leaks, noisy plumbing, contaminated water, and even code violations.

That's why you should only trust a licensed, insured, and experienced plumbing company like Parker & Sons to do your water line re-piping. We have the knowledge, skills, and tools to do the job right the first time.

Preparing Your Home for Re-Piping

Re-piping your home is a major project that can disrupt your daily routine. However, you can minimize the inconvenience by preparing your home in advance. For starters, schedule the project at a convenient time. You might also want to arrange alternative accommodation for yourself and your family if you don't want to stay in your home during the re-piping.

Remove any furniture, appliances, or personal items that might get in the way of the plumber. Also, you might want to store some water for drinking, cooking, or washing. Be sure to let the plumber know if you have any special requests or concerns about the re-piping.

Cost and Duration of Re-Piping

The cost and duration of re-piping your home depend on several factors. These include the size and layout of your home, the type of material used, and the complexity and difficulty of the installation.

On average, re-piping a single-family home can cost anywhere from $1500 to $15,000 and take anywhere from 2 to 5 days. However, these are just rough estimates that can vary widely depending on your specific situation. Contact a professional plumbing company and request a free in-home estimate.

Post Re-Piping: What to Expect

After your water line re-piping is done, you can enjoy the benefits of having a new plumbing system in your home. This includes improved water pressure and flow, better water quality, and reduced water bills. New piping also attracts buyers looking for properties with updated plumbing.

During the first few days, you may notice a plastic or metallic smell, hissing due to trapped air and brown water. They'll clear up after running the water, so it's nothing to worry about. That said, don't hesitate to call your plumber if you notice major problems like bad taste, low pressure, or a leaking pipe.

Preventative Measures and Maintenance

Re-piping your home is a big investment that can last for decades if you take good care of it. That means performing routine maintenance and taking proactive measures. Ask your plumber about maintenance plans specifically designed for Arizona homeowners. Other measures you can take include using a water filter or softener, avoiding harsh chemicals, and inspecting your pipes regularly.

Is Your Plumbing Ready for a Fresh Start?

Water line re-piping is a worthwhile investment that can improve the performance, quality, and value of your plumbing system. If you think you need re-piping in your home, don't hesitate to contact Parker & Sons. Our team of skilled plumbers can handle any plumbing project with skill and professionalism.

Whether you need a pipe replacement or routine maintenance, we are here to help you. Schedule an appointment today! 


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