Should you repair the pipes in your home or invest in repiping? Let Las Vegas Plumbing, Inc. review the benefits of plumbing repiping! As you might imagine from the name, repiping means removing all of the cold and hot water pipes throughout the entire home. For many, the idea of repiping your home may seem unnecessary and daunting. It’s a large project that is intimidating to many homeowners. When you work with Las Vegas Plumbing, you can rest easy because we take the stress out of these large projects while focusing on providing the most reliable and comprehensive service in the Las Vegas Valley.
Benefits of Plumbing Repiping
Over time, the piping system in your home will begin to wear out and deteriorate. When this happens, you can expect leaks that are more frequent, lower water pressure and even a change in the smell or color of your water.
Repiping will fix all of these issues while also saving you money on water bills. Newer, more modern pipes are designed to accommodate small repairs and last longer and require less attention than older pipes. While repiping is an upfront investment, the benefits pay for themselves.
PEX or Copper Piping?
There are two main piping materials in the industry; PEX and copper. Both have benefits such as reducing the metallic taste from your water, but there are different benefits and downsides to each that may make a difference when repiping your home:
1.) Made from a flexible material that is easy to install and repair
2.) Resistant to acidic substances and less likely to freeze or burst in cold weather
3.) Less expensive than copper, but does not last as long
4.) Cannot be exposed to sunlight, used outside or directly attached to a water heater
1.) Has strong joints that will not sag or leak
2.) Highly durable, lasts much longer than PEX
3.) The upfront cost to install is higher
If you are unsure if your home requires repiping, we would be happy to set up a time to go to your house and assess, discuss the benefits of plumbing repiping and determine if this is the right course of action for you.
What Causes Burst Pipes?
As your pipes age, they weaken and become more likely to burst. This process is sped up by the use of chemical drain cleaner that can diminish the effectives of pipes over time.
How to Prevent Burst Pipes
There is a very simple solution for this issue…avoid using chemical drain cleaners and invest in regular professional drain cleaning services at Las Vegas Plumbing, Inc!
If you experience a burst pipe emergency, don’t panic! Turn off the water to your home to limit the damage and dial (702) 914-3700 for fast and efficient emergency burst pipe repair.