One of the most effective ways to lower your water bill and prevent unexpected water leaks is repiping. Scheduling a repipe service may seem like a daunting task since it involves removing and replacing the pipes in your home, but the actual service can be easy and affordable when you work with a trusted professional.
Calvary Plumbing and Heating in Fort Collins is your trusted repiping expert in the area. We understand that this service can seem intimidating, which is why we do everything we can to make it less troublesome for homeowners.
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Watch Out for these Repiping Signs
Repiping is not always the answer. Sometimes, a simple repair works best for your pipes. However, there are many instances when a repipe project is required. If you experience any number of the following signs and issues in your home, it could mean you need to repipe your home in the future:
- Noticing a change in the smell or color of your water
- Rising water bills
- Spending money on frequent water leak repairs
- To replace old and outdated pipes
If you are constantly dealing with pipe problems, our plumber will often recommend a repipe service. Although repiping is often more expensive than simple repairs, it will definitely help you save money in the long run.
Types of Pipes
In the plumbing industry, there are two main types of pipe materials that are generally accepted as the standard. Many years ago, lead pipes were used. They have seen been proven as dangerous and replaced by other materials. The two main piping materials available to homeowners today include:
- Made from a flexible material that is easy and inexpensive to install
- The flexible material makes it less likely to freeze and burst
- Resistant to acidic substances
- Cannot be connected directly to a water heater
- Damaged by UV lights and cannot be used outside
- Made from a strong, durable material that is long-lasting
- Steps must be taken to protect the pipes from freezing
- Its strong, sturdy joints will never sag
- The only negative feature is that the upfront cost to install copper piping is more expensive than PEX
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