Re-piping - whole house re-piping & insurance repairs for broken water lines
With over 15 years of experience working in homes throughout all of Marion County and The Villages, Allen Curry Plumbing has the knowledge and experience needed to repipe your home quickly and safely.
Pipes don't typically break down overnight unless acted upon by an outside force, as they will slowly deteriorate over time. Unfortunately, pipes aren't meant to last forever, even though they do last quite a long time. You will eventually need to replace them, but here are some of the most common reasons that other people have chosen to replace their pipping.
Leaking: Once a pipe begins to leak, this is usually a sign that your pipes are beginning to wear down and they need replacing as soon as possible. Pipes leak once they get deteriorated to the point that they are starting to get holes because the metal is extremely thin in areas. When one pipe starts to leak, you can typically expect most of the pipes in your household to follow shortly.
Discolored Water: When the water from your facets begins to look an odd color, that is usually caused by severe rust in your piping. This could actually be a health hazard and you shouldn't drink the water. Replace your pipes as soon as possible because you can expect a larger problem to begin soon.
Less Water Pressure:Another sign that your pipes are becoming damaged and need replacing is if you notice a lack in water pressure from what you have seen in the past. Your pipes may be filled with rust to the point that it is hard for water to get through, or they may be collapsing on themselves. Don't wait to replace the piping if this happens!
Damage To A Wall: If a wall or part of your house takes serious damage, your pipes will definitely be affected. They are going to take some damage as well, and so most people will just replace their pipes right then instead of waiting for them to break down. Sometimes, this damage can even cause intense vibrations that break some of your pipes on impact.
Preparing For The Future: The final common reason that a person would repipe their home is to prepare for the future so that they don't need to do it at a later date. This is just a safety precaution.
We can provide you with all the options and help you identify the pipe that’s right for your home. There are three different types of pipe currently in use for supplying water to fixtures. Those are copper, CPVC & PEX.
- Copper is used in more than 85% of all U.S. homes.
And for good reason—with its dependable lead-free solder connections, copper plumbing can outlast the life of your home.
Copper systems require no maintenance. Joint fittings won't break down or pull apart. Copper meets or exceeds building codes in all 50 states. It's governed by strict, long-established standards. Copper has proved itself in American homes for more than 70 years. Not only do the vast majority of homeowners and plumbers prefer copper, so do commercial building owners, builders and remodelers, plumbing officials and suppliers, mortgage lenders and real estate agents.
- Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) is a thermoplastic pipe and fitting material made with CPVC compounds. CPVC piping systems are environmentally friendly, provide long service life, easy to install and handle, corrosion resistant, cost effective, and widely accepted by codes. CPVC materials are resistant to many everyday house hold chemicals.
- PEX was introduced in the U.S. around 1980. The use of PEX has been increasing ever since. Interest in PEX for hot and cold water plumbing has increased recently in the United States. Here are some advantages of PEX piping:
- PEX plumbing installations require fewer fittings than rigid piping. The flexible tubing can turn 90 degree corners without the need for elbow fittings, and PEX tubing unrolled from spools can be installed in long runs without the need for coupling fittings.
- Attaching PEX tube to fittings does not require soldering, and so eliminates the health hazards involved with lead-based solder and acid fluxes; PEX is also safer to install since a torch is not needed to make connections..
- PEX resists the scale build-up common with copper pipe, and does not pit or corrode when exposed to acidic water.
- PEX is much more resistant to freeze-breakage than copper or rigid plastic pipe.
- PEX tubing does not transfer heat as readily as copper, and so conserves energy.
- Water flows more quietly through PEX tube, and the characteristic "water hammer" noise of copper pipe systems is virtually eliminated.
- PEX plumbing installations cost less because:
- PEX is less expensive than copper pipe.
- Less time is spent running pipe and installing fittings than with rigid pipe systems.
- Installing fewer fittings reduces the chances for expensive callbacks.
Allen Curry Plumbing provides the best value for home repiping in all of Marion County and The Villages! Give us a call at (352) 427-7036!