Repiping FAQ

Puget Sound Plumbing & Heating Provides Galvanized Pipe Alternatives

If you’re a Seattle, WA local who would like to have your home’s dated galvanized piping replaced with a system that can meet your plumbing demands, call the team at Puget Sound Plumbing & Heating. The fact is, many older homes in the area were built with galvanized pipes that are subject to deterioration over time. As a piping system that is also known for developing deposits and buildups, the best thing to do with galvanized piping is to get rid of it entirely. That’s where we come in. Our team of seasoned technicians has been helping customers across the region with comprehensive repiping projects, so their home can finally be equipped with a piping system that was made to last. Here, we have provided the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions regarding our repiping services, so keep reading to learn more.

What is a repipe?

A repipe is when a professional team, like the one at Puget Sound Plumbing & Heating, comes to your property and removes all the old (typically galvanized) pipes. Once removed, we will replace them with an entirely new and more modern piping system that will effortlessly standup to your plumbing needs.

Why replace the pipes rather than repair the damaged parts?

When galvanized piping begins to fail, history tells us that there will be more malfunctions and leaks in the future. Having to find and repair each leak would take a long time and be very costly – even much more time consuming and expensive than it would be to repipe. In addition, repair on your galvanized piping system is tricky and more likely to cause damage to your home. Though it may sound extensive, a repipe is the most efficient solution when dealing with an outdating piping system.

What’s the problem with galvanized piping?

Galvanized piping is composed of steel pipes that have been dipped in a protective zinc coating to prevent corrosion and rust. Back before the 1960s, galvanized piping was commonly installed in homes as an alternative to lead piping. Today, however, we have learned that decades of exposure to water will actually cause galvanized piping to corrode and rust on the inside. Not only does this cause leaks that can cause severe damage to your home, but it can also result in health problems when rust is intermingled with your home’s drinking water.

What are the best alternatives for galvanized piping?

At Puget Sound Plumbing & Heating, we recommend having your old galvanized pipes replaced with copper piping. New copper piping is incredibly efficient and can help save you money on your water bills over time. Copper is not only a more reliable and long-lasting option, but it will also add to the resale value of your home.

When is repiping a home necessary?

The fact is, galvanized piping can cause issues that are often a lot costlier than a repipe. Though it is an extensive procedure, repiping is a needed repair for every home that is still equipped with galvanized piping. In addition, a repipe may be necessary if:

  • If you have multiple leaks throughout your home with additional holes developing.
  • If your sinks and drains clog easily and cleaning them is only a temporary fix.
  • If your water has an unusual taste or color.

Can I put off repiping?

We do not recommend putting off a repipe, especially in the case of still having galvanized piping as your residential plumbing system. Putting off this type of repair will only cause further damage to your property and your family’s health. Do not put your home and family at risk, call our team today to schedule a full or partial repipe at your Seattle property.

How long does repiping take?

A typical repipe will take between two days and a week. Much of the repipe time duration has to do with the size of your home and its type of piping system. No matter your situation, our team has the knowledge and tools to perform a partial or full repipe at your Seattle, WA residence. We will guide you through the process step-by-step to ensure there are no surprises. Our goal is to provide prompt services and ample education that empowers our customers to feel empowered about maintaining their piping system through proper maintenance practices.

Why should I choose Puget Sound Plumbing & Heating to take care of my repipe?

Our fully-licensed and educated plumbers understand the importance of sizing, venting, grading, and circulation within a plumbing drain system. With over two decades of experience under our belts, we have what it takes to perform a partial or full repipe at your property. Better yet, we even offer lifetime warranties on all our repipes. So, the real question is: why not choose us?

Call on Our Seasoned Technicians Today!

As a family operated and locally owned business, we have dedicated ourselves to delivering superior heating, cooling, and plumbing services to Seattle, WA residents for over 20 years. At Puget Sound Plumbing & Heating, we strive to provide excellent services at affordable prices. Our customers are our top priority, so we’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist with any plumbing issue you may be experiencing. If you still have galvanized piping in your home, contact our team today for a comprehensive repipe. We look forward to setting you up with a new piping system that will adhere to all your household’s plumbing needs.

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