Many homeowners don’t realize just how many pipes make up the plumbing network in their homes. To move water to every faucet and spigot takes a lot of piping, and those pipes don’t last forever. How do you know when it’s time to replace the piping in your home?
First of all, you ask the professionals at Hawaii Drain Pros! Our repipe specialists can evaluate your home piping situation and give you the true state of your pipes. Repiping a house is no small feat, but our team will make sure you feel confident and secure in your choice. Give us a call if you’re ready to start a service request!
The two biggest factors in determining the status of your pipes are age and material.
First of all, the age of your pipes can tell you a great deal about how they were installed, what material was used and even how healthy they probably are. For example, homes built several decades ago didn’t use the materials or processes that are used now. This could mean that your pipes are deteriorating sooner than you think. Time is also a huge proponent of deterioration — pipes are not meant to last forever!
It could also mean that the material your pipes are made of is either dangerous or prone to leaks and damage. Early in the 1900s lead pipes were used in homes. Since then, we’ve discovered that lead can leach into your water and pose a major risk to your health. Other materials like polybutylene are highly susceptible to the oxidants in water, deteriorating inside where visual inspections can’t see. If your home is piped with materials like these, a whole-home repipe is likely necessary.
A whole-home repipe is usually not a decision made lightly due to the length or involvement of the project, but it can be necessary all the same. We want you to know exactly what you’re signing up for when you decide to repipe your home.
Our team first has to evaluate the situation to get the scope of the project. Depending on the size of your home and all the places that pipes are located, your project could take longer or shorter than others. In addition, the team may need to get permits and supplies to ensure the process is completed smoothly once it’s begun. During this phase, you’ll get a more accurate estimate of the time your home repipe will take.
Most home repiping projects take between two and five days, barring complications. The team must access all of the pipes in your home, removing and handling any old pieces with care. They will then insert the new pipes precisely to ensure the system works effortlessly in your home.
Although our team is extremely respectful of your home, there are bound to be materials to be cleaned up before your home is ready. At this time, the team will also make minor patches to cover any changes that were made to access the pipes. You can be sure your home will be left as clean as we found it!
For such an investment of your time and money, you want a team you can trust to take care of your home. That’s why Hawaii Drain Pros upholds high standards of workmanship and always goes out of our way to provide the best customer service. If you’re thinking about repiping your home, give us a call!