New Orleans Repiping Services
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Having the pipes in your home in good working order is a must for many daily activities such as showering, washing dishes, doing laundry and using the bathroom. Once a pipe or pipes has been compromised and has a leak, you’re no longer able to continue on in your daily routine without some sort of intervention.
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Should You Repair or Replace?
If the leak or break is minor, a plumber will likely repair it so it is strong again, and you can carry on as normal. If the issue is a major one, or the damage more widespread, you may be looking at a repiping job. This involves removing the sections of pipe that are damaged and replacing them with new ones.
Repiping is often necessary for homes that are older, where the integrity of the pipes has been compromised from years of use. Sometimes, dozens or even hundreds of smaller leaks are visible in pipes that are old and corroded. If the repiping that’s required is extensive, it can end up taking quite a bit of time and resources.
Common Signs of Pipe Problems
Leaks are usually the first sign that something isn’t right with your pipes. Sometimes a foul odor or a higher water bill accompanies the extra water, but water is the telltale sign. Changes in water color and water pressure are other signs that your pipes have developed leaks somewhere along the line.
It’s not always gushing out and sometimes you won’t notice it until you see mold growing or mildew stains, but it will be there, somewhere.
Do You Have Copper or PEX Piping?
Most homes have either copper or PEX piping, and while both remove metallic tastes in water and are corrosion-resistant, there are a few differences worth noting.
PEX piping refers to cross-linked polyethylene piping. It is flexible and resistant to extreme weather conditions like freezing temperatures. It is inexpensive when compared to other types of pipe and is resistant to substances with a high acid content. PEX can’t be connected directly to a water heater and shouldn’t be used outside.
Copper piping lasts a lot longer than PEX because the joints are strong and won’t sag or leak. Copper is more expensive to install than PEX piping, but many homeowners find they save later on because of its longevity.
If you have any of the above signs that repiping may be necessary, don’t hesitate to call (504) 383-9751 and describe the issue to one of our New Orleans, LA repiping experts.