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Many pipe materials that were popular in the 1980s and 1990s have been found to be ineffective and unreliable over time. Do you have an older home that needs pipe replacement? Call your Key Largo repiping team. We can help you replace damaged piping with more reliable materials that will last you for several decades. Click here to see how your neighbors have benefited from our professional plumbing solutions.
What are signs you need to repipe your property?
Aside from having outdated piping material, there are other signs that it’s time to replace the pipes in your home. Look out for these problems:
Rust in water
Lower water pressure
Severely clogged pipes
Significant leaking problems are also another cause for repiping. Leaks confined to one spot are simple to repair, but leaks occurring in several areas of your pipeline indicate a larger problem, such as corrosion. If you are constantly having to repair your pipes, a complete home repipe may be more cost effective in the long run.
Why do galvanized steel and polybutylene pipes need to be replaced?
Galvanized steel pipes
Aging pipes need to be replaced to restore your water quality and water pressure. Galvanized steel pipes were highly popular several decades ago. Over time, though, galvanized steel pipes have shown to age poorly. They are prone to scaling, so they clog frequently and cut off your water pressure. The galvanized coating has also been known to flake off and make your water unsafe for use.
If your home still features galvanized steel pipes, contact us for immediate replacement.
Another pipe material that needs to be out of your property is polybutylene. These pipes are made of a plastic resin that reacts poorly with chemicals like chlorine that are naturally found in your water supply. This reaction causes the pipes to flake and become brittle, resulting in microfractures and multiple leaks. The structural integrity of the entire building in which they are contained can be compromised when leaks like these occur.
Polybutylene pipes should be replaced to avoid costly water damage to your property. We can help you find the right material for your repiping project and install the new pipes according to code.
What are the benefits of copper and PEX pipes?
Two of the most common materials used today are copper and PEX, both of which have their own unique advantages.
Copper pipes are highly durable and usually come with a 50-year warranty from the manufacturer. They are flame-resistant, weather-resistant, and corrosion-resistant, so they are ideal as outdoor pipes.
PEX pipes are more budget-friendly compared to copper. They are also highly reliable materials. PEX pipes run quietly and are able to resist extreme temperatures. Their flexibility and durability make these pipes much less prone to cracks and leaks.
Overall, both copper and PEX pipes offer fantastic benefits to a homeowner. If your home is in need of repiping, contact Seaway Plumbing, Inc. We can make recommendations specific to your needs.