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Nov 23, 2023

You're relaxing at home when suddenly, a burst pipe or a trickle of water from the ceiling interrupts your peace. Plumbing problems like these can be symptoms of a deeper issue within your home's plumbing system. It might be time to consider a whole house repiping. But how do you know it's necessary, and what does the process involve? At Express Rooter & Plumbing, we offer a wide selection of services including pipe repair and repiping. Keep reading to learn the key signs that indicate the need for repiping services.

Signs Your Home May Need Repiping

Repiping a house is an important decision, often prompted by a variety of indicators. These signs include frequent pipe leaks, discolored water, low water pressure, and strange noises from the pipes. Persistent bad odors emanating from your faucets or drains can be a telltale sign of decaying pipes. Another indicator is a spike in water bills, which could suggest hidden leaks due to corroded pipes. Corrosion and age also play a critical role in pipe integrity. If your home is over 50 years old or you're experiencing repeated plumbing issues, it's time to consider an inspection to determine if repiping is necessary.

The Lifespan of Plumbing Pipes

Different materials have different lifespans. For instance, brass, copper, and galvanized steel pipes can last between 70 to 100 years, while PVC pipes typically last 25 to 40 years. However, factors like water quality, pressure, and environmental conditions can affect their longevity. Although pipes may not show visible signs of wear, internal deterioration can significantly reduce their effective lifespan. Improper installation or repairs can also shorten the lifespan of your plumbing, regardless of the material used. Knowing the type of pipes in your home and their expected lifespan helps in planning for a repiping project before serious problems arise.

 

What to Expect During Installation

The process of repiping involves replacing all the water lines in your home. It typically starts with a thorough inspection and a detailed plan to minimize disruption. Residents should prepare for temporary water shut-offs and some level of noise during the installation process. The actual work involves removing old pipes and installing new ones, which may require opening walls and floors. This process can take anywhere from a few days to a week, depending on the size of your home and the complexity of the plumbing system.

Common Challenges and Solutions in Repiping

Repiping a house comes with its set of challenges. These include managing the disruption to daily life, dealing with the unexpected like hidden pipe damage or mold, and ensuring that the new plumbing complies with current building codes. Solutions include working with experienced plumbers who can anticipate and resolve these issues efficiently, keeping communication open, and ensuring that your home is left clean and functional after the work is completed.

Is It Time to Invest in Whole Home Repiping?

If you're facing persistent plumbing problems or your home's pipes are nearing the end of their lifespan, it's time to consider whole-house repiping. At Express Rooter & Plumbing, we provide professional, efficient, and thorough repiping services, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily life. Contact our office for more details or to schedule an appointment.

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Absolutely outstanding service.They were super professional, responsive, prompt, and knowledgeable. I'll definitely call them when something 'breaks' again. Highly recommend this! Such a great company, they did their job very well & were very nice workers, I recommend this company if you have a plumbing problem.

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Very professional, honest and clean plumbers. They changed my sewer line in 2 days and their pricing was very reasonable. Thank you. I strongly recommend Express Plumbing & Rooter to anyone in the area looking to hire a local plumber.  I will use them as well in the future if I need a plumbing company again.

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Let me tell you folks what I went through last night after I came home from a party I walked in my bathroom and saw the bathtub and toilet overflowing with black water so I immediately went online and found a company this company was express plumbing and router the girl on the phone was really really friendly and nice she assured me that my problem will be solved and I should have no worries the technician will be arriving in 60 to 90 minutes she told me well that was true because he was here in 45 minutes  The technician came and unclog the drain for only amazing $55 when he came in to my house he was wearing booties so he said would not dirty my carpet that's a plus because I have white carpets in my house I would really recommend this company to my family and friends and whoever has a plumbing problem thank you express plumbing and rooter.

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Lifesavers! I had a problem and needed someone to come down as soon as possible. They came and checked out the problem within the hour. They explained everything that had happened and fixed it so quick before all my guests had arrived! It was such a last minute problem and Im so glad Express was able to come fix the situation for such an amazing price!!

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I made an appointment from 11a-12p this morning. I called at 10:50am to confirm the appointment was still happening. The girl on the other end said the plumber will arrive soon. They are on time and prompt. Thanks Express Plumbing And Rooter Service Los Angeles, California.

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Frank EvansAnaheim, CA

Left a review a few days ago on Yelp. Not sure what happened with the other review experiences here but my experience was great. They were very professional. I went there discussed my plumbing needs and they explained all the charges. Made an appointment and they came and fixed my plumbing. The whole thing went smoothly and I recommend them!

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