A “whole house” repipe sounds like a big deal, but it’s not exactly as it seems. Despite what its name suggests, whole-house repiping doesn’t involve replacing every pipe in your home. The name refers to replacing the water supply lines, which run from the water meter, through the house and to your plumbing appliances. A whole-house repipe doesn’t include sewer lines, toilets, faucets or other water spigots.
Mission Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electric dedicate our time and knowledge to your plumbing to make sure your home gets reliable, clean water every day. Trust us to take care of your repiping project just as we’ve taken care of Houston’s plumbing for decades. Give us a call for repiping services today!
Plumbing doesn’t last forever, no matter what material was used. Age and wear and tear play a big role in the deterioration of pipes, so it’s important for homeowners to know what type of pipes they have and how it will affect their plumbing.
If your home was built before 1970, it’s likely that the supply lines used galvanized steel pipes. These sturdy pipes are durable and long-lasting due to their protective coating, but that coating wears away with time and use. This leaves the piping vulnerable to corrosion, and the resulting water leaks are often not detected until they’re serious enough to require replacement rather than repair.
Copper or PEX pipes are used in most homes built after 1970, lasting 20-50 years and 50 years respectively. Mineral deposits that cause corrosion will lead to the development of pinhole leaks in old copper pipes. These are hard to detect and difficult to keep up with once pipes have reached the end of their useful life. PEX piping is especially durable and flexible, making your repiping project much easier and more efficient.
The best person to recommend a whole-home repiping is a professional plumber, but you can watch for the signs as well. To figure out if you need a whole house repipe, look for these signs that your pipes have deteriorated:
If you notice any of these signs, contact Mission AC, Plumbing and Electric immediately to avoid expensive damage to your home and yard.
Mission Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electric’s expert technicians provide plumbing repair Houston can count on. If you’re in need of whole-home repiping, you can depend on our team to do it right the first time. Contact us today to begin a service request.