With over 18 years in the business, Albuquerque Plumbing has the knowledge, expertise, and technology required for repipe plumbing services. We take a solution-oriented approach to repipe plumbing and treat each case uniquely. When you choose us as your repipe plumbers, you can count on the fact that we will work within your budget, get the job done as quickly and cleanly as possible, and that there will be no headaches.
Why Do I Need Repipe Plumbing Services?
Many homes, apartment complexes, and businesses were built using galvanized piping. These pipes were originally thought to be very durable, but time has shown that the pipes react to the many minerals and chemicals which are in our water supply. Over time, these older pipes will start to corrode and deteriorate. As they do, many plumbing problems can occur, such as:
• Reduced water pressure
• Pinhole leaks
• Rusty water
• Foul-smelling water
These problems are mostly due to the corrosion which builds up in the pipes. The corrosion can drastically reduce the size of the pipes, which accounts for the reduced water pressure. The corrosion isn’t just a hassle, but can also be dangerous. Consuming dirty water from corroded pipes can affect your health. When leaks occur, they may go unnoticed for weeks or even years – especially in slabs – causing serious water damage and mold growth.
It is best to replace pipes before they become so deteriorated that they cause health problems and damage to your home. This is why we recommend that homeowners have their plumbing systems routinely inspected and come up with a repipe plan for replacing pipes. If you do notice the symptoms that your pipes are corroded, then you should contact a licensed plumber right away before leaks spring and cause serious damage to your home.
PEX Repipe Services
Unlike metal pipes, PEX piping does not corrode or react with chemicals in water systems. PEX plumbing systems are guaranteed for 25 years and can last a lifetime (and beyond) when properly installed by a licensed plumber. PEX piping also has the benefit of being quieter than metal piping, isn’t affected by temperature extremes, and is much cheaper than copper piping.
There are three main types of PEX piping: PEX-a (Engel method), PEX-b (Silane method), and PEX-c (Electron method). The types refer to how the tubing was made. Each type of PEX piping has its own benefits, such as being stronger at joints or less likely to kink. When you contact us for plumbing services, we will explain your options for repipe services and help you make the right decision for your needs. No matter the size and scope of your repipe, you can count on Albuquerque Plumbing for honest, reliable services and to use nothing but the best quality products so you can be free of plumbing problems for years to come.
One-Day Repipe Plumbing Services
Albuquerque Plumbing specializes in providing one-day complete repipe plumbing services. We are able to achieve this through effective project management and by hiring only the most experienced plumbers, carpenters, and specialists. The work usually begins at 8am with us shutting off your water. We work quickly to remove old corroded piping and install PEX piping in its place. We will need to cut holes into walls in order to perform repipe services, but always look for solutions such as cutting holes in hidden places like behind your cabinets. Tarps and plastic are put down on the floors to protect your property. We always clean up our mess before leaving! Depending on your specific needs and budget, we can do a complete repipe or partial repipe, leaving hard-to-access pipes for another date. In most cases, your water will be back on by 5pm.
Repipe Plumbing Service FAQs
How long does repipe plumbing take?
Most home repiping services can be done in as little as one day. During your free in-home estimate, a plumber will explain exactly what you can expect.
Will you have to cut into my walls to do a repipe?
Access holes will need to be made in order to remove the old pipe and snake in the new piping. Our plumbers always try to make holes in the least conspicuous places possible.
Will I have to leave my home during the repipe?
In most cases, you can stay in your home during the entire repipe. The water will be shut off during the repipe though (usually from 8am to 5pm), so you will need to plan accordingly.
How much will repipe plumbing services cost?
Repipe plumbing service costs vary significantly depending on how many feet of piping needs to be replaced, the number of joints and connections, and the accessibility of pipes. In addition, there may be costs associated with repairing holes which were made to access the pipes. Our plumbers always avoid making holes in areas which will be difficult or expensive to repair, such as tile.
Are there any alternatives to a repipe?
In some cases, it may be possible to repair pipes without replacing them, such as by using epoxy to coat pipes. Our plumbers will use video technology to inspect your pipes and then will explain your options to you. We always are honest and help you choose the most cost effective solution for your current and future needs.
When should I do a repipe?
You shouldn’t wait until you have leaks to do a repipe. If you have an older home, you should have your pipes inspected for corrosion by a licensed plumber with video technology. Also pay attention to the signs you need repipe plumbing, such as low water pressure, rusty colored water, or foul smelling water. If you are doing a remodel on your old home, it is a good idea to repipe while the walls are already open.
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