Some Of The Ins And Outs Involved With Repiping Your Home
Even if you have not experienced low water pressure in your home, it is likely that you have encountered the issue at another location. Rinsing suds from a full head of hair, with only a trickle of water, seems to take what feels like ages to complete. It is also not uncommon for a faucet being turned on, or a toilet becoming flushed, to reduce the shower’s pressure. This action may even cause the water to become unbalanced, which will leave the individual taking a bath with either scalding or freezing H20. Repiping the home might be necessary for correcting your issues but letting our plumbers inspect the premises will determine more.
If the problem only occurs in a single fixture, it could be just a matter of replacing a clogged supply line, aerator, or stem. Many faucets have built-in water savers, which are great for the environment, but having this equipment with old water lines can be a recipe for disaster. Galvanized materials were installed for years, and as they age, rust begins to flake off in clumps. These bits and pieces become lodged in the small faucet body openings, behind seats and washers, or even in toilet fill valves. It is not always possible to remove the debris, and homeowners are left with having to decide whether to continue replacing parts or eliminate the culprit behind the issue with new pipes. New materials include, but are not limited to…
Many people choose to go with copper because it is durable and long-lasting, but the pipe is rigid and usually requires cutting out drywall to install. CPVC is stiff, yet it still has some flexibility. The joints are glued together, and as long as the pipe is not in direct sunlight, it does not tend to become brittle. However, the plastic material expands as it heats, and if proper expansion joints are not installed, it will make a ticking or popping noise as hot water passes through it. It is also notable to mention that significant portions of walls or ceiling may need to be cut out to install and strap this type of pipe correctly. PEX piping, the youngest of the group, is extremely flexible. Thus, plumbers and homeowners are choosing it for their repiping needs. A small hole at the fixtures is usually all that is required to get the PEX where it needs to go, but each pipe must attach to a central manifold. Therefore, more material is necessary to complete your job.
Crofton residents experiencing water issues should give us a call at 410-695-6492 to find out available options to remedy their problems.