Certain plumbing problems will allow you to have just the faulty pipes replaced, but depending on the severity of the situation, some cases may require you to have all of the pipes in your home replaced. This is referred to as whole-house repiping and is an option that should be considered by those living in older homes. It is also a great option for homes with galvanized steel plumbing because even though this material was the most popular choice for home plumbing for several decades, steel will eventually corrode and lacks the durability of copper, PEX, and CPVC piping.
Regardless of the plumbing system you have, age will impact the condition of your pipes and will eventually take a toll on your system. This can result in blockages, leaks, and water pressure fluctuations, and if you experience these problems often, it may be time to discuss whole-house repiping as this may be the only solution.
A reputable plumbing company will be able to take care of this process quickly and effectively, and if you do choose to go with this option, you will have an entirely new plumbing system once the process is complete. It is a very large job but is worth it because the results will last you a lifetime as they are permanent, meaning you will never have to worry about this issue again. The installers will first decide on the materials that are going to be used for the job, after which they will begin the installation. Generally, copper pipes are used to replace the main water and waste lines while different types of plastic pipes branch off from the copper lines to the different fixtures.
The installation itself can take anywhere from three to five days, and this aspect will depend on the size of the home. Plastic sheets will be used to cover the areas where the plumbers work to prevent damage to your furnishings. Once this step is completed, they will start to make surgical cuts into the drywall and ceiling to access the older pipes, and once the project is complete, they will patch, paint and smooth over the areas where the new pipes were installed. Water service interruption will occur for a few hours each day, so this is something you will need to keep in mind.
Some pipes may require more extensive excavation in order for the plumbers to access them, which may involve moving major fixtures, but professional installers will do everything they can to restore your house to its previous condition once they are done. Once the project is complete, you will notice a difference in your home’s plumbing right away.
Wonderflow Plumbing Solutions can provide you with more information regarding repiping services. Our reputable and experienced plumbers can help with Poly B plumbing and replacement and more, so if you are in the Vancouver or Burnaby areas, give our company a call today!