Upgrade Your Home with Repiping Services in Seattle, WA
We Can Outfit Your Home with Modern Piping
Often times, owning an older home means dealing with older fixtures, including plumbing and pipes. Just as with other things in your home, pipes can deteriorate over time and require replacement. While repiping isn’t necessary often, if you have an older home that hasn’t been upgraded, chances are you’ll need to do it soon. This is especially true if the pipes in your home are 60 years older or more. At Puget Sound Plumbing and Heating, we can help you upgrade your home with our repiping services in Seattle, WA and the surrounding areas. Please reach out to us today to schedule our services at your home.
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?
Why is Repiping Necessary?
Just like many other components in your home, your pipes will not last forever. Unfortunately, this means repiping is necessary when your home reaches a certain age. Over the years, your pipes undergo a lot of wear and tear. Not to mention that today’s plumbing needs are much different than that of generations past. Repiping is a natural upgrade your home will inevitably have to undergo. It’s often needed for one or both of the following reasons:
Natural Deterioration: The constant use of your water and waste pipes will eventually cause the metal to break down. This can lead to deposits and buildup that decrease water flow and cause damage to water heaters and plumbing fixtures. Replacing your pipes when they age will prevent this problem from occurring.
Undersized Pipes: Many older pipes and waste lines are too small to accommodate the modern plumbing needs of families. For example, many homes now need water supply and waste lines for dishwasher, washing machines, refrigerators, and other large appliances. Older homes are not equipped with pipes that can handle all these needs at one time. In these cases, repiping is necessary to ensure your pipes do not become overloaded. Upgrading your pipes will prevent pipe breakages, leaks, and other issues, helping you protect the rest of your home.
How Do I Know When to Repipe My Home?
It can be easy to ignore the needs of your home and put off repiping. Many homeowners may find themselves doing this because they are afraid of the cost of replacing all the pipes in their homes. But the truth is putting off this important task could end up costing you more money in the long run. Old pipes that fail could cause expensive damages to your home interior, so it’s usually best to replace your pipes before this becomes an issue. You should look for common signs that your home is in need of repiping services to help you identify when it’s time to call a professional. A repipe may be necessary if:
You have multiple leaks throughout your home with more leaks developing
Your sinks and drains clog easily and cleaning them only provides a temporary fix
Your water has an unusual taste or color.
Updating Your Pipes Can Save You Money
Perhaps one of the best things about updating your pipes and replumbing your home is the potential savings you could see. If your pipes are old or they aren’t equipped to handle the requirements of modern plumbing, you likely need frequent services from a plumber. You may be calling a plumber regularly to fix leaks or unclog drains, and the problems just continue to come back. All these service calls add up, leaving you spending hundreds of dollars to maintain a failing system. Rather than throw this money away, why not update your home to prevent such issues from occurring? Though replacing your pipes will come with an upfront cost, you will no longer have to pay for frequent repairs, which will save you money in the long run.
Consider Upgrading to Copper Pipes
When you upgrade your house plumbing, you have the option to use galvanized or copper piping. At Puget Sound Plumbing and Heating, we highly recommend using copper piping when you repipe your home. Many homes often use iron piping, but this isn’t the best choice as iron can wear out due to rusting. When the iron pipes rust, it can lead to weakened pipes that could leak or burst. Failing iron pipes can also lead to health concerns as rust can get into your drinking supply. On the flip side, copper piping does not have these issues and is also incredibly efficient, helping you save money. Making sure your plumbing system is ready to handle all the modern needs of your family is essential to the functionality of your home, and copper plumbing is an excellent way to do so. Though copper pipe prices are slightly higher than other materials, the extra investment is worth it.
Take Advantage of Our Lifetime Warranty
If you’re about to undergo repiping at your Seattle, WA home, you may be concerned about how much the project will cost you. Though the cost to replumb a house can be somewhat significant, you’ll feel better knowing that our repiping services come with a lifetime warranty. Whether we complete a full or partial repipe, our work is covered by a lifetime warranty. This means if any issue should arise with your new pipes, we will fix it. We have a team of licensed and educated plumbers to get the job done right.
Why Choose Puget Sound Plumbing and Heating
When choosing a contractor to complete your repiping services, you want to find a team who is reliable and knowledgeable. Our team will walk you through the entire process of repiping and answer any questions you have along the way. Our goal is to partner with home and business owners in the area to find a solution that works for them, and we’ll never try to upsell you on items or upgrades you don’t need. We are the right choice to make if you want to upgrade your plumbing system in Seattle, WA.
Contact Us Today for Repiping Services
If you’re ready to start discussing the upgrade of your plumbing system, now is the time to contact the team at Puget Sound Plumbing and Heating. We’ll work with you to develop a new piping system to meet the needs of your home. Please reach out to us today to learn more about our many plumbing services, including repiping.
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