REPIPING SERVICES & WHOLE HOUSE REPIPES IN LAS VEGAS
Your plumbing pipes are responsible for delivering water, supplying gas, and removing waste in your Las Vegas home. It’s no wonder it’s such a headache when these pipes leak, burst, or crack. To prevent plumbing issues from getting worse, you should address them right away. Often, homeowners find that repiping a house will be more cost-effective than doing a repair.
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SIGNS YOU NEED TO REPIPE
There are some instances when a repipe should be done instead of a pipe repair or replacement. Here are some signs that a whole-house repipe is in order:
1. You’ve had to repair multiple leaks.
It’s perfectly normal to have an occasional pipe leak, but if leaks are occurring one after another, it’s time to consider a repipe. While the cost of a repipe might seem steep at first, it’s much more affordable than having to repair your pipes over and over again.
2. You live in an older home.
If your home is more than 50 years old, it’s likely that your pipes were made from galvanized steel. Galvanized steel is a strong, thick material, but it tends to wear down and corrode around the 50-year mark. Be proactive and consider a repipe if your pipes are getting close to their fifth decade.
3. Rust has accumulated in your pipes.
Eventually, rust, minerals, and other sediments will build up in your pipes, which can cause low water pressure and discolored water. If red or brown water is coming out of your faucet, it’s a sure sign that your pipes are rusting. Rust impacts the quality of your water and makes your pipes more susceptible to cracking as they corrode over time. It’s best to get a repipe before you have a plumbing disaster on your hands.
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TYPES OF PIPES
Before 1960, many homes used galvanized steel pipes. However, since these pipes have a zinc coating that makes them vulnerable to rust, Valley homeowners are choosing other alternatives. There are several types of pipes that might be used for a new plumbing system in Las Vegas, including:
- Copper pipes: These pipes are very durable and long-lasting. However, when they begin to wear down, they can develop pinhole leaks that are difficult to detect until they progress into a major plumbing problem.
- PEX pipes: Many modern plumbing systems today use these flexible cross-linked polyethylene pipes. They’re a popular option because they’re quick and easy to install, and you don’t have to worry about them rusting after so many years.
- PVC pipes: Like PEX, polyvinyl chloride pipes won’t rust or corrode over time. However, these plastic pipes can’t be utilized to supply hot water, so their usage is limited to cold water lines.
WHAT GOES INTO A WHOLE HOUSE REPIPE?
A repipe involves replacing all the pipes in your home. This job could take several days to complete, so you should expect some downtime with your plumbing system. The plumber will need to make cuts in your walls to locate and replace the existing pipes. Once the repipe is finished, they will make sure your system is functioning as it should be and will then repair the wall and clean up any debris.