Is It Time to Repipe?

Monday, September 7th, 2020

leaking-pipeYour plumbing is an important part of your home, but we think it’s safe to say that you probably don’t think about it too often. We’re not here to pass judgment when it comes to this. We know that we’re the professionals that have made plumbing our livelihood, but this is understandable from a homeowner’s perspective.

If you’re trying to pay more attention to your plumbing now we’re here to help you. We can tell you when you need to repipe in Orlando, FL. We’ve got your back with absolutely everything that you need. We’re the qualified professionals here in Florida. We can help you with absolutely everything you need.

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Is It Time for Repiping?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

pipesAny typical plumbing issue will see you call in a Sanford, FL, plumber to detect and seal any leaks or clear clogged drains. However, repairing leak after leak is not enough. When your plumbing system reaches a certain age, minor repairs or replacing a few piping sections no longer cut it. You need whole-house repiping.

Repiping your home can be a massive investment. You cannot make such a decision too quickly. You also should not ignore the need to get the repiping done. If you leave the problem festering for long enough, it can severely damage your property.

Let’s discuss the signs that can tell you if your home needs repiping.

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How Long Should the Pipes in My Home Last?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

rusty-pipe-burstWe’re glad you’re asking this question, because it means you realize the pipes that make up your home’s plumbing system won’t last forever. Too often, people make the assumption that plumbing pipes are invincible, and they’ll never need replacements. This is untrue: the best pipe materials have great longevity, but none of them will last forever.

However, it’s a bit trickier to answer the question “How long will the pipes last?” because it depends on the kinds of pipes in your home and when your home was built. Let’s take a closer look at some of the different possibilities and what they mean for your future plumbing needs.

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How Copper Piping Overtook Other Types of Pipe Metals

Monday, July 16th, 2018

copper-tubesThere is a long history of different materials used for pipes in homes. Today, the most common metal used for indoor plumbing is copper. Copper started to take over for other metals in the 1970s, and by the 1990s had replaced such older materials as clay, cast iron, lead, and galvanized steel.

Why did copper become the pipe metal champion? It’s a combination of what’s wrong with those older pipes and what’s so right about copper.

The benefits of copper

Ask any professional plumber in Lake Mary, FL who does repiping work, and they can tell you about how easy copper is to work with. It’s a lightweight metal and cuts easily. For a homeowner, it has a number of other big advantages:

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Why Is My Home’s Water Pressure Dropping?

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

dripping-faucetTurning on the water in the shower in the morning and discovering that it won’t warm up is probably one of the least welcome things that can happen with your plumbing. But coming in a close second is turning on the shower and finding that the water pressure is so low that it’s almost impossible to get clean. Thankfully, if this low pressure is only coming from a single faucet, it usually means the problem is mineral deposits in the showerhead or faucet and can be fixed easily.

But what if the water pressure drop is happening all around the house? There’s something bigger going on. Let’s take a look at might the happening and whether you need a professional plumber in Orlando, FL to restore the water pressure.

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Why Our Plumbers Favor Copper and CPVC Piping

Monday, April 24th, 2017

copper-piping-and-fixturesIn the first half of the 20th century, and in fact all the way up through the 1970s, the most common type of material used in fresh water pipes for homes and businesses was galvanized steel, lead, cast iron, and even clay. But the cost of these materials, the ease with which they broke and corroded over time, as well as the dangers they posed from allowing toxicity into drinking water, led to them being replaced with new materials by the 1980s: principally copper and various types of plastic such as PEX, PVC, and CPVC. These newer piping materials reduce costs, benefit the environment, last longer, and help keep drinking water safe for households.

When you call on our plumbers to replace pipes or to handle more extensive repiping services in Winter Springs, FL, they will use a variety of different materials to see that the best job gets done. And the two materials we favor the most are copper and CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride).

So why are these two the piping materials of choice? Let’s take a closer look.

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Taking a Closer Look at When to Replace Your Pipes

Monday, February 13th, 2017

piping-materialWhen we talk about “plumbing replacements,” much of the time we’re referring to putting in new plumbing fixtures that have worn down from age. For example, putting in a new low-flow toilet in the bathroom, or replacing a leaking kitchen sink faucet.

But there is another type of plumbing replacement that homes may need, which is extensive replacing of all the pipes. This repiping removes pipes that are suffering corrosion and decay from general wear. We’re going to take a close look at when you should arrange for old pipe replacement and new pipe installation in Orlando, FL with our team of plumbers. You may not realize it, but the time could be now. A major plumbing break can lead to expensive property damage, and getting ahead of this is a wise idea.

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What Causes Slab Leaks in the First Place?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

piping-toolsThe term slab leak is a bit of plumber-speak for any leak that occurs in the cold or hot water pipes set down in the concrete foundation of a home. It can also refer to any pipe down in a rock surface, but for residential buildings this almost always applies to the foundation.

Slab leaks are major problems for homes, since not only do they end up wasting large amounts of water, they can also cause damage to the house, lead to the growth of mold and mildew, and place extra stress on the water heater if the leaks happen in the hot water lines (which is around 80% of the time). Professional plumbers are trained and equipped to locate slab leaks so they can be fixed.

But why do slab leaks start in the first place? A pipe that’s set down in concrete would seem to be well protected from the damages that can lead to pipe breaks. But there are different forces that can create a slab leak underneath a home. Below are three of the more common.

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How Do Professional Plumbers Do Whole-House Repiping?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Homes built before 1970 often have pipes made of outdated material, such as galvanized steel. These types of pipes tend to corrode after 40 years of service. If you’ve already started to notice an increase in leak problems and the need for frequent plumbing repairs, then it’s time to stop fixing the symptoms and fix the cause: call our plumbers to schedule whole-house repiping. We’ll replace your old pipes with copper, PEX, and CPVC pipes that will give you a better overall plumbing system.

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What Materials Are Best for Repiping My Home?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Repiping is one of largest plumbing jobs that a home might need—but also one of the most important. For the plumbing systems of older houses, the pipes may be made of galvanized steel, or even iron. Although these are tough, durable metals, they are both prone to corrosion over time. Galvanized steel was once the workhorse of the plumbing world for decades, but other materials have superseded it. If your home still has steel pipes, you should have them replaced before the inevitable corrosion sets in!

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