Repipe specialists in Orange County can be invaluable in dealing with your plumbing problems. Repiping projects are the most common plumbing work outside of emergency repairs and maintenance, and our repiping specialists have a wealth of knowledge that you can draw upon.
If you have a large or complicated repipe job that you’re considering, it might be worth getting some quotes from experienced, licensed plumbers. While repiping is one of the few plumbing jobs that can be done by an enthusiastic amateur, if you’re considering something on a large scale it might be worth getting the professionals in. This is because if you’re doing a large house, there are bound to be one or two logistical or thorny problems that will be better solved by an expert.
So when should you consider getting a copper repipe specialist in to look over your situation? This depends on your plumbing situation. If you’ve only had one or two leaks or corrosion issues, then you may not need to repipe to that large an extent. However, if your piping system is in dire need of overhaul, then consider getting some quotes. If you have pipes that are dropping water pressure or leaking dirty or strange-tasting water, then it’s worth getting someone in. They will be able to advise you if it’s only a ‘spot problem’ that can be fixed by replacing one pipe, or if a more thorough overhaul is needed.
Copper repiping – replacing some or all of the pipes in a house with new, sturdy, flexible copper pipes – is an undertaking worth doing. A full repiping job can take between 1-3 days for an experienced repiper to complete, but means that you can rest comfortably for another 25-30 years before needing to worry about your plumbing again.
A good repiping expert will be able to listen to your concerns about your pipes, give your house a detailed walk-through, and then present you with several options for dealing with your plumbing problems. Be cautious about someone who insists that the only solution to your situation is a complete repiping. This may be the case, but you may only need to replace one or two pipes in the house immediately, and can deal with the rest later.
That said, it is often better if your piping has reached the stage where it’s started to decay, to replace all the pipes at once. This gives you an efficiency dividend in that you only need to call a copper repipe specialist out once. Also, the field is relatively competitive, meaning you can get several quotes from experienced repipe experts and be reasonably assured of the quality of the work from each of them.
When To Contact An Orange County Repipe Specialist
Low water pressure – A drop in water pressure, or fluctuating water pressure, indicates a problem with your pipes. Rust and corrosion might have built up in your piping, or a small leak could be affecting the water flow. When you notice a problem like this, make sure you deal with it as a priority.
Small leaks can be fixed easily enough with a leak repair kit by even inexperienced DIY’ers. The longer you leave piping problems, the worse they get. Large leaks can lead to problems with water damage, and may not be easily repairable. If that’s the case, then you’ll need to go for a more complicated process of replacing the pipes themselves rather than addressing smaller leaks.
Contaminated Water – If there’s even the slightest hint of a contaminated water supply, you need to deal with it immediately. Sediment, discoloration, a change in taste – all of these can indicate that your pipes are corroding.
Maintenance – Pipes need looking at regularly. Every 20-25 years is a good timeframe to run over the pipes thoroughly and replace what’s necessary. Remember that problems will be visible before they manifest themselves, so a regular check every 3-5 years will help you spot things like rust and corrosion before they become a major issue.
Our Anaheim plumber repipe specialists will do both a quick interview with you, and will inspect your house by checking out under crawlspaces, in between walls, under the house, and in your toilets and bathroom to determine what’s going to suit you best.