San Diego Repipe
Even though you never see them, the pipes that are hidden away within your walls are an important part of your daily living. These plumbing pipes are critical to the delivery of water throughout your home, to both fixtures and appliances. Most likely you never give them much thought, that is, until there is a problem. If a pipe bursts, or is blocked, or there is a pesky leak within your walls, or is in need of repair for some other reason, then you begin to think about having a San Diego repipe.
If the problem is extreme, you may be in the need of the services provided by a repiping specialist. If this sounds like a big job to you, you are correct. If you find that your residential plumbing system San Diego needs to have the pipes replaced completely, or in part, you will need the services of a skilled repiping specialist. Black Mountain Plumbing in San Diego, California has the professionals you need for the job. In the San Diego area, we have many years of repiping experience. We can replace the plumbing pipes throughout your entire home within the San Diego area.
Considerations of Repiping
Just because your pipes are inside your walls and out of sight, you may still see indications that your pipes may need to be replaced; you should always look for these conditions. If you notice that there has recently been a sudden drop in water pressure, or your washing machine is filling slowly, this may be an indication that your pipes have degraded. Another sign is water that is discolored or contains small red flakes, or if you notice a bitter taste; these signs are even more obvious and easily observed. These signs indicate corrosion and are unhealthy for your family.
When you think about your pipes, you also need to consider their age. If you have moved into an older home, it is possible that you have inherited iron pipes, especially if you’re not aware of when they were put in. Any of the above signs are reasons to consider having a consultation in regards to possibly re-piping. If you have moved into a home and you are aware that the pipes are lead, you must immediately get them replaced. Pipes made of lead are a health hazard to your entire family. Any pipes that are corroding can cause a health hazard.
Now that you have decided that it’s time to have your home re-piped, taking a better look at the available materials for your pipes is essential. In the past, the standard for pipes was iron. However, it is now recommended that pipes should be made from copper. Copper corrodes more slowly than iron and this gives it a greater lifespan; this means fewer problems in the future. By consulting with a contractor at the very beginning of your re-piping project, you will be able to choose the proper material for your home.
You may find that although not all pipes in your home need to be replaced, that there are many circumstances that make re-piping the entire system more beneficial. Of course re-piping your whole home at the same time is always an option, but by doing your re-piping project in this manner your entire home will be without water while the project is going on, until it’s completion.
Some homeowners choose to have their home repiped in sections. They may start their repiping in the kitchen, move on to the bathrooms, and continue on in this way in stages. This method of re-piping takes a little longer but there is always water available in your home, so the disruption to your household is limited.
The specialists at Black Mountain Plumbing in San Diego are here to help you make the best decision for you and your family. They will help you proceed with your re-piping project in the best possible way. Once the correct plan of action has been decided on, we will replace, as necessary, all the pipes and get the water supply to you and your family back up as soon as possible. If the decision has already been made regarding the re-piping of your home, or if you have suspicions that there could be a problem and need some advice, give us a call; it would be our pleasure to discuss your options.