Here in Oshawa, many homes still contain the original pipes, which are now prone to corrosion and leaking. To protect your valuable investment, contact our experts and ask for an inspection to determine the state of your home’s plumbing system.
Don’t guess where the problem lies in your plumbing system! Contact us and let our sewer camera inspection find out precisely what’s going on.
Benefits of Repiping a House
As mentioned above, if your home is over 50 years old and still has the original pipes, there are chances of failure now thanks to years of sediment buildup, corrosion, and leaking. Here are just a few benefits you get when you replace your old pipes:
- Water Pressure Improvement: As pipes age, they become clogged with sediment, which leads to a loss of water pressure. New pipes fix this problem and restore the water pressure to its preferred state.
- Adds Value to Your Home: Putting in new pipes adds value to your home should you want to sell it.
- Prevents Leaks: Depending on the materials used in the original construction, some pipes weaken and leak over time, leading to failure and water damage. Replacing your old pipes with leak-proof materials helps you avoid damage and costly repairs later.
- Better Tasting Water: Old metal pipes rust as they age, which gives water a metallic taste. Replacing these old pipes with new ones makes your water clear and clean again.
How Long Does It Take to Repipe a House?
Repiping a home is an extensive job, and it’s natural for the homeowner to want to know how long it’s going to take and how long they’ll be inconvenienced. Various factors determine how long it takes to repipe a house, but the average job is broken down into phases.
The first phase is preparing the home for repiping, which means cutting access holes in walls. Also, the contractor removes cabinets and vanities at this stage to get easy access to pipes.
The next phase is to remove drywall and replace the pipes. While this is a messy job, our experts guarantee to leave your home spic and span when they’re finished.
Lastly, once the new pipes are in, the team patches the drywall and replaces any sheetrock they removed. Typical repiping jobs are finished in as little as two days.
If you’re concerned about your pipes' health, contact Sewer Squad Plumbing & Drain Services for an inspection and consultation.
For stubborn clogs you can’t fix yourself; contact us and ask about our professional drain cleaning service.
Signs Your Pipes Need Replacing
Many signs indicate plumbing problems, but watch out for these that signal a whole home repipe is in order.
- Low Water Pressure
- Extremely Hot Water
- Discolored Water
- Recurring Leaks
- Noisy Pipes