Most homeowners experience occasional plumbing woes. These types of typical repairs or clogs are a normal part of owning a home. Repairs and plungers are usually sufficient to fix those types of issues with hopes that it will be a long while before you’ll have to perform the same routine again. Localized repairs such as a drippy faucet or a fitting below your sink that needs to be tightened or needs a new washer are standard. When issues become more frequent and more extensive it may be time to consider another solution to sufficiently address the issues. If you live in an older home, there is a solution that will replace all the old plumbing in your home with updated lines. At Steve Mull Plumbing, we sometimes recommend older homes that suffer from recurring plumbing issues may be due for a repipe. Repiping your home isn’t as huge of an undertaking as it may sound. Depending on the complexity of your home’s plumbing network, the number of bathrooms and sinks in your home, and the type of foundation your home sits upon determine the level of work that would need to be performed. Before you decide if repiping your home is the right option, it’s important to understand the process first.
Homeowners are sometime reluctant to consider a repipe of their home, however doing it all at one time is a cost-effective option and is much more convenient than constantly having to call a plumber to make continuous repairs. A whole-home-repipe will cause some downtime, but the professionals at Steve Mull Plumbing can typically perform a repipe with minimal disruption in a timeline that is both reasonable and effective. Our team of expert, fully licensed plumbers, perform all work to code and use only the best products. Products used in a repipe are designed to last for many years. Performing a repipe also boosts the resell value of your home. Most people who are in the market for an older home will look at that as a homeowner who took great care and invested in home improvements. Typically, any money spent on a repipe will be recouped through the resell. If you don’t plan on selling your home, that money will recoup itself over a period of years with less frequent trips into your home from the plumber.
Signs a repipe may be the best option
Multiple Leaks – If you have experienced leaks in multiple areas throughout your home, that is a sure sign that the issues run deeper than anything a simple repair can fix. Repiping may seem like a huge undertaking, but in the long-run, you will enjoy a much less hectic life by not having to deal with recurring leaks and other plumbing issues.
Your home is 50+ years old – If your home was built prior to 1965, it’s likely that galvanized steel pipe, the standard of the time, was used in your home. While steel is a strong material, it is susceptible to rust and corrosion over time. If it’s been in for 50 years or so, it’s likely in downturn state and is suffering from multiple weakened points where rust and corrosion have begun to eat through the entire pipe.
Colored water or heavy mineral deposits – If you notice a reddish or brownish tint to your water, it’s another telltale sign that corrosion is underway. If you see any colors or mineral deposits in your water, give the professionals at Steve Mull Plumbing a call.
Performing a whole-home repipe may seem like a daunting task, but the pros at Steve Mull plumbing assure you that it’s not as bad as it may sound. We will be honest, upfront, and present the best options for you and your family. We always try to work within your budget and stand behind our work 100%. If you opt for a repipe in your home with the expert plumbers at Steve Mull Plumbing, you can count on a quality service, a top-notch product, and friendly customer service along the way.
Give us a call today if you have any signs that your home may need to be repiped. You can reach us at 615-449-5019 or by filling out the form below. We look forward to serving you!