While piping is constructed and installed with the intention of lasting a very long time, many complications can lead to pipes simply failing, getting too old, or taking on excessive damage.
If the plumbing in your Northern Colorado home is constantly in need of repair, or if you find yourself often struggling to keep leaks and clogs in check, it may be time to think about a complete repiping.
The local plumbers at Lighten Up Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electric have been providing comprehensive plumbing services and cost-effective solutions for years. We proudly serve clients in Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor, and Loveland by offering the best in plumbing products and services.
When you need a repiping company in Northern Colorado, call 970.230.3100 or connect with Lighten Up online to schedule service!
How Do I Know If I Need Whole-Home Repiping?
Replumbing a house can be a very important thing to do, but it’s a service you want to seek at the right time, both because it’s a large investment, and because you want to ensure you’ll get the full value that it can offer. Our plumbing contractors serve Northern Colorado, including Fort Collins, Windsor, Greeley, and Loveland, often recommend repiping when you notice any of the following signs of a failing pipe system:
- Discolored water
- Frequent leaks
- Constant sewer line clogs
- Reduced water pressure
- Visible signs of corrosion on exposed pipes
Do I Need to Replace My Pipes?
The best plumbing materials have changed and evolved over the years. New options become available, and technology improves to create pipes that are both safer and last longer. If your home still uses these outdated materials, house repiping is the right call:
- Lead plumbing: Lead was the standard in the early 1900s. But, as we all now know, lead is unsafe and needs to be replaced with safer materials. Additionally, any pipes installed that long ago are likely well overdue for pipe replacement!
- Polybutylene plumbing: Polybutylene was popular between the ’70s and the ’90s, but has since been shown to age poorly and be highly prone to frequent breakage and leaks.
- Galvanized steel plumbing: Galvanized steel was the first big thing after lead, and with the zinc coating to prevent corrosion, it seemed like a safe bet. However, these pipes build up extremely large amounts of rust on the inside over time.
Homes that are in need of a repipe have a few options available to them, including:
- Total replacement: This is a good choice to pick during a remodel or if your pipes are especially deteriorated. While a total repipe involves breaking through walls and floor, the peace of mind and increased home value make this option attractive for older homes.
- Exposed replacement: While all of the pipes in your home may need replacing, a cost-saving option is the replacement of exposed pipes in basements and other areas. You may still need to do a total replacement in the future. This option should only be considered if the pipes behind walls and under floors have been inspected by a camera and deemed to be in acceptable condition.
- PEX piping: PEX is a flexible piping that can be snaked into the existing pipes. This option allows the pipes within your walls to be repaired without extensive destruction.
The Benefits of Home Repiping
At Lighten Up, we understand that a whole repiping project may seem like a substantial undertaking—and it is. However, in many cases, it can be the best, most cost-efficient available to minimize constant plumbing repair costs and potential home damage!
The process can take as few as two or three days, or maybe sometimes up to a business week depending on the extent of the work needed. But afterward you have peace of mind, and optimally performing plumbing for years and years to come.
Schedule Home Repiping with Lighten Up in Northern Colorado
Whether you are ready to set up a repiping project now, or you’re looking for plumbing specialists that can provide an accurate assessment of your plumbing systems, you can count on the experts at Lighten Up Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electric.
Call 970.230.3100 today or connect with us online to see if your home could benefit from a complete or partial repipe.