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Old, worn, or damaged plumbing pipes can cause significant problems. Even small leaks can gradually dampen walls and floors until they become breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and other allergens. Old galvanized iron pipes may become corroded and add rust to the water supply.
If you see damp areas in unexpected parts of your home or notice a drop in water pressure, you may need to replace your plumbing pipes. Fortunately, you can count on Plumb Level to get the job done right at a fair price. See what your neighbors are saying about us in our customer reviews or click here to access our latest online coupons and discounts.
Repairs are appropriate for minor leaks, especially if you have plumbing that was installed in just the past 10 years.
However, you will need to consider repiping if:
Other signs you may need to repipe include rust in your water supply, low water pressure, and damp spots in your walls, floor, or ceiling. While these are common signs that precede repiping services, they do not necessarily mean repiping is the only solution. Contact our Brenham plumbers and we will take a look at the problem to determine the best course of action.
Plumbing and piping technology has improved over the last 30 years. Copper has been the preferred choice to replace galvanized iron pipes (which used to be considered very strong, but they were found to crack under pressure and tend to corrode within a few years). Today, most quality contractors use PEX or copper pipes.
Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) is the latest material being used to replace PVC pipes. It is often used to replace copper pipes as well and is used for several other plumbing applications. PEX pipes are known to be more heat resistant than other types of piping. They are considered safe and are regularly used to carry drinking water in new constructions.
This type of piping can save thousands of dollars in new home construction as well as in repiping old homes because it is less labor intensive to install and lasts longer than copper. It is not quick to develop pinhole leaks or corrode, and it is a more cost -choice for those on a budget. PEX pipes are expected to last up to 50 years.
Copper is a biostatic material, which means bacteria will not grow on it. Copper has been used (along with PVC pipes) since the 1970s to replace galvanized iron pipes in old buildings.
Because it resists corrosion, it is a good material for plumbing applications. Copper isn’t as strong as galvanized iron, but it is lightweight, resists corrosion, and lasts longer than steel pipes.