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Low Water Pressure? Time to Repipe!

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How and Why You Should Repipe Your Home

How Do I know if I need to repipe my home?

Unfortunately, if you own a home, repiping your home is something that you will undoubtedly have to do at a certain point. And while many people take their plumbing system for granted, it's extremely important that you become aware of the circumstances, that way warranting an inspection from a plumbing company to determine if your plumbing infrastructure may need to be repiped.

  • Age- One of the things you need to take into consideration is the age of your house. While you may have just been living in it for a few years, depending on the overall age of your home, it may need repiping. Typically every home needs to be repiped, every 15 to 20 years. This is due to the fact that old age causes the piping system to gradually break down to the point whereby it can lead to some disastrous scenarios. By repiping old pipelines, it will be reinforced with stronger, more durable materials and ultimately, reduce the chances that you may encounter a plumbing disaster.
  • Leakage- If your house is older than 15-20 years, the breakdown of your plumbing's infrastructure may be so severe that it begins to leak. This is usually an indication that the old pipes can no longer handle the constant flow of water any longer.
  • Water Pressure- If you've noticed that the water pressure within your entire home, pertaining to the various sinks and drains within it or if an appliance such as your washing machine takes a much longer time to fill up, this may be an indication that there is a significant amount of corrosion of the piping's infrastructure. In some instances, the piping may have become damaged due to invading tree roots as well, which may cause a leakage of water beneath the ground and lead to a higher utility bill.

How Long Do Repiping Take ? 

When it comes to determining, just how long the repiping process will take, there's a variety of factors that have to be taken into consideration. For example, if you have a 2 bath home, the repiping process can take an entire day, but if you have a larger home, it can take as much as 2-3 days. Additionally, the amount of plumbers that are conducting the repiping process affects the amount of time that it will take to complete the job.

Who Should I Hire?

It's highly recommended that you utilize a professional plumbing company with a staff of plumbers instead. As mentioned before, the time it takes to complete the job is based on your home's size and the amount of plumbers that are on the project. As such, being that the water valve will be turned off for the entire repiping process, unless you want to wait a few days before you are able to take a shower or wash your clothes, it's highly recommended that you utilize a plumbing company that will do a time efficient job by deploying a team of plumbers.

Another reason why you should avoid a traditional plumber and utilize a plumbing company instead, is the fact that in most cases you will be charged by the hour. Since a single plumber can take as much as 3 days or more, the costs associated with this can add up significantly. A plumbing company on the other hand, will charge you a flat fee instead.

Want to repipe your Fort Lauderdale home? Call C&D Plumbing Inc. at (954) 758-8169 today and get the job done with our services!