A common concern among homeowners is having to perform a home repiping job. It seems a hassle and an expensive undertaking. Home plumbing has a tendency to break down at the worst times and the more frequent these problems occur the more likely it is that your home’s plumbing needs to be evaluated. However, the need to repipe your home is not a common one. Often a simple pipe repair will do the job. If your system is having specific problems, key components can be replaced to solve the problem. An evaluation will be necessary to determine what your next course of action should be. Repiping jobs are drastic and the need to have your home repiped suggests a few things:
Your home’s system is unacceptably old and unsafe. Often, homeowners buy nice looking homes which were built long ago with older systems. Older systems are will have more of the standard piping problems which age causes but in order to mandate a repiping, they need to pose a threat to health and safety. Older pipes can leak residue and chemicals into the water which can threaten the inhabitants’ health.
They also might be made of inappropriate materials. Often older systems will have be made of the wrong type of pipe for their job. Older standards of piping may have led the original plumbers to believe that a certain material would be the most ideal for a home when modern plumbing standards suggest that those materials pose a high leaking, bursting or clogging risk. In this a case a repiping would be a good idea in order to save the hassle of dealing with repetitive problems arising.
Your pipes break current plumbing regulations for your state. If your plumbing has certain components deemed hazardous or dangerous to the people who use the water in the system. A repiping will help restructure the system to coincide with the code of plumbing your state demands. Following this code is important, especially in the case of Florida, because geological concerns (such as Florida’s limestone and aquifers) can pose an imminent threat to your system.
Allow a plumbing professional in your area to evaluate your home’s piping. If you are experiencing regular plumbing problems, an inspection will yield the results you need to determine your next move. Needing to repipe is rare; often it can be avoided by simply replacing a few key components and repairing broken ones. In the event you do need a home repiping, the best certified plumber for the job is Shamrock Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc. in Orlando, FL. We offer local residents premium residential plumbing service and we specialize in pipe repair, pipe maintenance and repiping. Call us today at (407) 292-8881.