Deciding to repipe your home can seem like a huge undertaking. Many homeowners opt to repair their pipes and make them last as long as possible. Although at the time a repiping is the better option. The experts at PlumbCrazy can give you solid advice on your piping with affordable options for repairs or repiping.
A clogged drain can cause a catastrophic leak over time. Don't wait until it's too late! Trust our water leak detection solutions to fix your home's issues.
Repiping Vs. Repairing
Many homeowners are wary about taking on a repiping project. The work can seem daunting and the idea of repiping can be scary. But did you that in many cases, repiping is the better option? Modern piping systems are built to anticipate repairs. So where an older piping system may be out of commission with an expensive repair due to a small leak, a modern system anticipates the repair and makes sure that any leaks can be fixed quickly and inexpensively.
If you are unsure about whether or not to repair or repipe your home, ask for help. Your trusted plumbers at PlumbCrazy can give you honest and sound advice on whether you should repair or repipe.
Why Would a Repipe Be Required?
If you experience any of the following issues with your pipes, you should seriously consider repiping:
- Recurring repairs and leaks.
- Odd smell coming from the water.
- Change in the color of the water.
- Higher than normal or rising water bills.
- Change in water pressure.
Noticing any of these changes or issues could warrant a call to the experts at PlumbCrazy. Our trained and licensed professionals can give you honest and solid advice about how to proceed with your piping.
Do you have mold growing on your home's floors and walls? Call our specialists for slab leak repair service in Abingdon and Bel-Air.
PEX vs. Copper
There are two standards in the piping industry that have many benefits and advantages. Copper and PEX piping are both used by PlumbCrazy, although it is up to the homeowner to decide which they prefer. Some of the benefits include:
- Will not leave a metallic taste in water.
- Sturdy, will not sag.
- Strong joints will not leak.
- Will last longer than PEX.
- The only downside is that the upfront cost to install it is more expensive.
- Flexible piping means repairs are a bit easier.
- Less expensive than copper.
- Will not leave metallic taste in the water.
- More resistant to acidic substances.
- The only downside is that it can be damaged by UV light so it cannot be used outside and it cannot be directly connected to a water heater.