What To Expect From Repiping
Your galvanized pipes are old and corroding and you have found out that you need repiping. The rust in the pipes has blocked them off causing you to have low water pressure and even contaminated water. There are plenty of issues that can come from old pipes and you don’t want to cause damage to your home by ignoring them. In order to prevent larger problems, repiping is the best idea. However, you’ve likely never gone through repiping before and you want to know what to expect from the process.
Inspections And Estimates
First, you will have to have a plumber come in and inspect your home in order to give you a complete estimate. They will look at how extensive the job is and whether you are replacing your hot or cold water pipes or both. They will also look at your faucets, water heater, and other fixtures. Corroded pipes can cause issues with other things as well and it’s best to have everything checked over before you get a final estimate.
When you are going through the repiping process, it’s quite a procedure that can be rather messy. You may not have water for a week or longer, depending on how long the process will take. You will need to prepare for this with an alternative water source, floor protection, furniture coverings, and other things that you want to prepare in advance to prevent damage and get ready for the process.
Your plumber will work on repiping one section at a time over a few days time frame. You get to choose the types of pipes your plumber uses based on the benefits they can bring to your home. You may be able to work around certain sections, but the water will be turned off while the work is in progress.
Once the repiping is complete, the plumber will inspect the job they have done to make sure the new pipes are functioning properly and efficiently. They will also want to test for leaks at this time to make sure everything is going smoothly.
Repiping a home often means cutting out sections of the wall so the plumber can get to the pipes. Once the process is over, they will have to be replaced. Some plumbers handle it while others recommend someone who can do it for you. You will want to make sure you consider drywall in the grand scheme of the estimate at the beginning of the project.
When you have a job as serious and large as repiping, you need experts who know just what to do from start to finish. Contact Stephens Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning and let’s get started with your project. We’ll take a look at your home, assess your situation, and give you a full estimate so you know what to expect up front. We’ll also walk you through the job step by step so you can prepare in any way possible. You’ll be glad to have your new pipes in once the process is complete!