Do I Need Plumbing Repiping?
Repiping a home can be an intricate, time-consuming, and costly procedure. However, there are a variety of considerations to bear in mind that could shave off some of your time, money, and hassle.
What is involved in repiping a home?
Repiping requires the removal of sheet rock walls and replacement of all pipes. Obviously the water needs to be turned off while people are working, though only the most irresponsible of plumbers will leave the water turned off when they’re not working on your pipes.
How do I know if I need to repipe my home?
If you’re curious about whether or not you need to have your pipes redone, consider the following symptoms.
- Your water pressure seems consistently lower than it used to be.
- Your water is unfit to drink, likely from the periodic development of gunk and rust within the pipes.
- You’ve experienced rapid shifts in water temperature, such as being hit with freezing cold or scalding hot water when showering as someone flushes the toilet or turns on a sink.
- You’re aware of the presence of galvanized water pipes within your system. Although that material was originally considered resistant to rusting, the truth is that it rusts very easily.
- You have discovered that your copper pipes are leaking.
- You’ve discovered that your piping was installed in opposition to proper building codes.
How long will it take?
Although the length of time for a repiping can vary on the size and wall materials of the home, a 2 bath home can usually be completed within the span of a single day; while larger domiciles will require additional time. However, you should anticipate an additional two to three days for repairing the sheet rock and inspection from city workers.
Why should I hire a professional plumbing company?
Repiping an entire house can be a lot of work. While you may have a plumber that you’ve come to rely upon for your usual plumbing needs, such as a flooding basement or clogging drains, a lot can go wrong or set back the operation when a non-specialist goes to work on the entirety of the plumbing throughout your home. When the time comes for you to initiate the repiping of your home, it’s best to contact a dedicated plumbing company. Furthermore, most plumbing companies carry the proper permits required to engage in a repiping operation.
Want to repipe your Chattanooga home? Call Metro Sewer and Plumbing at (423) 855-0967 today and get the job done with our services!