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Is Repiping Advisable?

March 14, 2016 | Blog

There is no way in which to overstate just how important it is that you have a great plumbing system upon which you can rely completely in your home. While you are intimately familiar with certain components of your plumbing system—showers, toilets, faucets, etc.—there are others with which you have little direct interaction, and many which you cannot even see in your home. The pipes that compose much of your plumbing system fall into this latter category. While you may not ever see them, you must remember that the pipe is the basic building block of any plumbing system. If yours are in rough shape, professional repiping in Selma, CA may be necessary.

When Do Pipes Need to Be Replaced?

There is no hard and fast rule as to when you may need to have your home repiped. It is not as though these things have expiration dates. There are numerous situations, though, in which your professional plumber may determine that repiping is in your best interest. Many factors will have to be take into account.

  • Age: Having old pipes in an old home does not necessarily mean that the need for repiping is imminent. However, if you have a very old home, with pipes approaching the 100 year mark, it is very likely that this is the case. Not only can very old pipes degrade over time, but they may also not be up to the standard of modern pipes.
  • Material: An important consideration to make is what type of material your pipes are made of. If they are very old, they may be made of materials such as iron or even lead. In such cases, repiping your home is probably a project worth getting under way.
  • Condition: This is the most obvious one. If your pipes are in lousy condition, you are wise to consider repiping your home before serious damage is done. Sure, you can have pipes patched here and there, but if you have multiple leaks throughout your home, it stands to reason that the system at large could use some revitalization.

Work with the service specialists at Lee’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Building Performance if you suspect you need repiping.

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