Finding the best Plumber for the Job
At some point, every homeowner is going to need a re-pipe. Plumbing may be considered a modern marvel but also can ruin our homes. A simple dripping faucet or a small leak in an ignored pipe can bring devastating and costly outcomes. Some issues are quick fixes and with just a little know-how there are a few common fixes that can be performed. But it’s significant to know when a professional is needed. The work isn’t necessarily difficult. While much of it is beyond the scope and knowledge of the average homeowner and an easy project can end up costing you way more than if you had called a trained contractor. Finding an expert can be the difference between a positive outcome or a complete catastrophe, so it is important – use care while looking for them. Obviously, if your water heater tank is flooding your home or it is time for repiping, you aren’t going to have time to be selective. Your first instinct will probably be to call the first guy you find in the yellow pages and since time is essential you may have no other choice. That’s why no matter where you live it’s a good idea to have contacts before you actually need them.
Repiping is the process of removing or bypassing your existing pipe system for either freshwater intake or your sewer system. This is something to consider seriously if you have a galvanized pipe system. You most likely have galvanized pipes if your home or office is more than 25 years old. The main difficulty with galvanized pipes is that they rust. This is what you are seeing when you turn on the faucet and rusty water comes out.
Over a period of 20 to 25 years, these galvanized pipes will become so rusty that you will barely be able to see from one end to the other if you were to look through one. Your plumbing system consists of pressure vs. volume. The pressure is expressed as P.S.I. (pounds per square inch), which is measured by how much pressure the water department is pumping through your area, while volume refers to how much water can flow through your pipes.
When these pipes are plugged it is very similar to having clogged arteries in your body, and very little water can flow through your pipes. When you see rust on your pipes, have rusty water coming out of your faucets, or have any type of erosion or corrosion, there is the potential for leaks or pipe bursts. This is when you need to contact the plumbers at our Plumbing Company to find out more about installing copper piping.
Copper pipes have a lifetime of up to one hundred years and never rust, build up or corrode your plumbing system.