CLUES YOU NEED REPIPE SERVICES
If you know the signs your home might be due for a repiping, you can help stem any damage done to your plumbing and prepare to purchase replacements.
You should be on the lookout for:
- Big spikes in your water bill
- Changes in the color and smell of your water
- A noticeable drop in water pressure
- Frequent water leaks and burst pipes that need repairs
Some of these issues might only require small repairs, but ignoring them could result in devastating consequences. Call in a professional to investigate the problem and figure out whether a repipe makes the most sense for your home.
WHAT KIND OF PIPING IS AVAILABLE?
Different types of piping material have come and gone, but there are two options that have stood the test of time. The differences between the two might persuade you to choose one over the other:
- Copper: The industry standard, copper has been on top of the piping game for many years. It can produce sturdy joints and lasts longer than PEX. The unfortunate thing when it comes to copper pipes, however, is that the cost of installation is much higher than PEX.
- PEX: This material, also known as cross-linked polyethylene, is flexible and easy to install. It’s also less likely to freeze and burst during winter and is resistant to acidic compounds. The downside is PEX can’t be connected directly to a water heater and gets damaged by UV light, meaning it can’t be used outdoors.
Though both copper and PEX are safe and effective materials used for repiping, each comes with its own benefits and drawbacks. The team at Taylor Heating can help you determine which type of piping is best suited for your needs and budget.