Meeks Plumbing & Septic
We here at Meeks Plumbing, we specialize in all areas of service including residential and commercial repipes. If you are currently experiencing low water pressure, leaking pipes, or bad tasting water then you may need a repipe. So call Meeks Plumbing today and let one of our experienced professionals help you with all of your plumbing needs.
Why is repiping necessary?
There are several reasons you may need to repipe your home or business’s plumbing. Degeneration in the quality of the pipes may cause low water pressure, rusty colored water, or leaky pipes. And if you live in a hard-water area, lime and other mineral deposits may cause flow problems like slow warming of water to hot or inconsistent water temperatures. In older houses, you may even have lead pipes, which don’t corrode as easily but which do present a serious health hazard to children.
In addition, because of a lack of scientific evidence on certain building materials during the building boom of the late 1940s and early 1950s, substances like polybutylene were used to pipe homes. These new compounds, while they seemed to be ideal inexpensive alternatives to copper and other expensive piping materials, are degenerating faster than expected, and may be reacting with chlorine and other substances found in the water supply in such a way that the interiors of the pipes are flaking off and washing away.
What kinds of materials should I use when I repipe?
You should have a variety of materials to choose from for your repiping job. Several types of plastic including PVC are often used, as well as copper piping. If you live in an area where water freezes, copper is probably a better choice, as it expands to accommodate frozen water. If you live in an area with hard water, you should discuss it with your contractor or building supply store; hard water can react in surprising ways with different types of piping.