If you own an older Fort Collins home or find yourself constantly making repairs to small leaks in your piping system, it may be time to consider a repipe of your entire home. Repiping is the total replacement of the plumbing pipes within your home or business. While many pipe materials are meant to last a long time, they will not last forever and poor maintenance can lead to accelerated deterioration. Here are some signs that indicate you may need to replace your pipes:
Homes that were built in the early 1900s may have lead pipes, these need to be replaced immediately to address the possibility of lead poisoning. Homes built between 1970 and 1990 may have pipes made of Polybutylene pipes, which have been proven unreliable and prone to breakage. Both of these pipe materials should be completely removed and replaced with approved, safe piping.
Homes that are in need of a repipe have a few options available to them, these include:
While a total repipe of your system may seem overwhelming, it is by far the most cost effective solution to your pipe problems. Having a plumber repair the same types of pipe problems over and over again quickly becomes expensive and may make selling your home difficult. Calling us in to address the your plumbing issues now now will give you peace of mind and a real solution to your pipe problems.
Gain access to better, cleaner water in your home and banish the headaches and frustration that come with pipe problems! Call Lighten Up Electric and Plumbing today to see if your home could benefit from a complete or partial repipe.