Re-piping with PEX

re-piping with pexAs a homeowner, it will always seem like there are so many things to fix or replace to keep your home efficient. You might even opt for quick fixes to save cost and time. Unfortunately, a quick fix may not work on plumbing issues and this is why you need a plumbing company that can provide a complete solution while still saving you time and money.

One of the plumbing issues you may encounter in the home is the need for re-piping.
A home re-pipe is the replacement of all existing pipes in the home. It may sound overwhelming, but with the right plumber, this project can be carried out successfully.

How do I know I need a home re-pipe?

The signs of piping problems are usually noticeable. Here are some indicators that your home is ready for a Captain Plumber re-piping service:

  • Low water pressure
  • Metal taste in the water
  • Colored water- brown, orange, red, or yellow.
  • Mold or mildew
  • Recurring leaks
  • Slab leaks
  • Pipes above 50 years old
  • Corroding pipes
  • Problems when you use more than one plumbing fixture or faucet at the same time.

What is PEX?

PEX is an advanced piping material used in place of copper pipes. They are made of cross-linked polyethylene. PEX is designed to be highly durable and has proven to be a great substitute for copper pipes. It has been used in homes for over 50 years.

Benefits of PEX pipes?

  • Flexible and cost-effective
    PEX pipes are easy to install with fewer joints. This makes the overall installation cheaper for a homeowner. PEX comes with lower shipping or handling costs. It weighs less and is convenient to keep around.
  • Highly resistant and durable
    PEX piping is built to last. The material is heat and cold resistant. It is less likely to burst or break during cold temperatures. PEX piping keeps the heat inside and is highly efficient. It is guaranteed to last up to 200 years in use.
  • Shutoff valves at each supply line
    In the event of repairs, the shutoff valves at each supply line make it easy to work and use water.
  • Clean, fast flowing water
    No more corroding pipes or poisoned water fears. The smooth interior of PEX pipes does not scale, corrode or accommodate mineral build up. This means that your water stays clean, healthy, and fast-flowing.

How long does a home re-pipe take?

The time taken for a home re-pipe depends on the size of your home. At Captain Plumber, we are committed to giving you professional services in as little time as possible. Our team of plumbers will assess your home and the task to give you a good estimate of time and cost. However, a home re-pipe can take from two days to one week.

Re-piping the home is an invasive project that turns your home into a mini-construction site. The plumbers will bring in ladders and tools. Our talented plumbers ensure that this project is as smooth as possible with little mess. Don’t endure bad water and poor plumbing, call us today to inspect and re-pipe your home.