Pipe Repair and Repiping in Pasadena

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If your home’s piping is made of galvanized steel, you may have noticed various signs of pipe decay: dirty or foul smelling water, inconsistent water pressure, or leaks that started out small but are now beginning to expand. We recommend a switch to more reliable and durable copper piping. Start out by contacting your local Pasadena plumbers at Daniel Cordova Plumbing. We also serve surrounding areas in Southern California.

Reasons for Repiping vs. Pipe Repair

Pipe problems are solved with repairs or replacements, or repiping.

The repiping process is not right for every home at any moment. Repiping is best performed if your home is undergoing renovations, or if there are no occupants currently living on the property. We recommend repiping during renovations because during this time, your plumbing system is easily accessible, with pipes that are normally behind walls and under your flooring now exposed.

You will also want to consider repiping for advanced problems, such as extreme mineral buildup in your pipes, which slows down the flow of water down to a trickle.

If repiping is not the best option for you, or if you have minor pipe problems, the more practical alternative is to perform repairs where they are needed. You may also want to consider relining existing galvanized steel piping with an epoxy lining. This offers immediate relief, but over time repiping is the more cost effective option if you are looking for long term benefits.

What are the Choices for Repiping?

Recommended:

  • Copper: These pipes generate a biostatic atmosphere within the pipes that stop bacterial growth. They only corrode when exposed to both water and air at the same time.
  • PEX (cross-linked polyethylene): PEX piping rivals copper in its durability. It is heat and cold resistant, and its only weakness is exposure to UV light. PEX pipes are typically sold with a fifty-year guarantee.

Not recommended:

  • PVC (polyvinyl chloride): These are good for temporary use, but become very fragile when exposed to cold.
  • Steel: Steel pipes are vulnerable to the ravages of corrosion over time.

Cost of Repiping vs. Relining

The cost of repiping or relining depends on the size of the home and the complexity of its plumbing system. The main thing to keep in mind is that relining is temporary, and can last up to forty years at the most. Repiping, on the other hand, offers a solution that lasts up to one hundred years!

The need for repiping becomes clearer after countless problems and repeated investments in temporary repairs. Rather than continue to put your household through the discomfort of constant repairs, consider repiping for more reliable results. You will only have to undergo a temporary disruption during the repiping process, but once that is complete, you will have a top-notch plumbing system that will last a lifetime.

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