Kelowna Repiping Services
Are your pipes older than 20 years? Have you heard about PEX pipes, the latest in piping technology? If you’re considering repiping your home, we can help! We have the expertise and top of the line equipment to combat all of your repiping needs. We give free estimates! Call us at (604) 679-8000 today. Click here to access our online discounts and specials.
Knowing when your home’s piping system needs to be repiped may seem confusing, but don’t fret. At 911 Plumbing Heating Drainage, LTD., we have a team of plumbing professionals that can perform a full inspection of your home’s pipelines and determine if repiping is beneficial.
We use only top of the line products and equipment to service your home. Rest assured that each tech is licensed and has years of training and experience. No repiping job is too tough for us to handle. Trust us to handle all of your Kelowna repiping services today!
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When will your pipes need to be repiped or repaired?
There are a few factors that can help determine whether you should repipe or repair your pipes. The biggest determinants are the nature of the pipe failure and the age of your home’s pipe system. Low water pressure may necessitate a total repiping of your home. Even if there are no physical problems with the outside of these pipes, a total repipe may be necessary if water pressure decreases in your home. This is a sign that the inside of the pipe is rusting out, and the only way to fix this issue is by repiping.
Issues that can typically be repaired without repiping include:
- Leaks at joints.
- Pipes knocking.
- Leaks caused by a puncture in a section of the pipe.
Parts of the pipe may need to be replaced, but a total repiping of your home may not be necessary in these situations.
Do you need to repipe?
There are three major telltale signs that you may need to repipe your home. First, consider the water pressure in your home. Have you noticed a decrease in pressure recently? Does the water dribble out when before it was running in a steady stream? This is indicative of buildup inside of the pipes. This buildup is partly corrosion from the pipes, and repiping is the only way to resolve this particular issue.
Second, turn on a faucet and watch the stream that comes out. Does clear, clean water immediately come out, or is it discoloured at first? The discoloration comes from buildup in your pipes breaking off as water passes through, and is a sure sign that your home will need repiping in the near future.
Last, but not least, consider the age of your home. Pipes can last quite some time, but a home that is more than 15 to 20 years old may be due for repiping. Piping wears out over time even with the best care and water quality. If your home is more than two decades old, your pipes may be due for repiping even if neither of the other two symptoms aren’t present.
What is the difference between copper and PEX piping?
The big difference between copper and PEX plumbing pipes is that PEX is a form of plastic similar to PVC. PEX is cheaper than copper because it is comprised of lower-cost materials. While copper is more expensive, it is also more durable. PEX, however, cannot be used for outdoor plumbing fixtures, making copper the best choice for such uses.
In short, there are times when a copper repiping solution will make more sense than a PEX solution and likewise for PEX repiping over copper. When it is time to repipe your home, the best way to ensure that you have the best solution for your home is to contact 911 Plumbing Heating Drainage, LTD.
If you suspect your home needs repiping, call us today at (604) 679-8000 for immediate service!
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