You can replace your flooring and repaint your walls, but if you live in an older home, you might be left with the frustrations of a dated plumbing system. Old pipes can corrode, crack, and even leak, causing problems like ruined floors, mold growth, and even compromised air quality. Fortunately, plumbers can help by replacing your pipes with newer materials. Here is a brief guide to how repiping works and how it could improve your home.
What Is Repiping?
Repiping is the process of removing old pipes and replacing them with brand new, highly efficient versions. Depending on what kind of internal pipes your home has, the old versions may either be removed or cleaned out and left in place. Modern PEX tubing can be fished through walls and run through your home easily, allowing plumbers the flexibility to run new lines to your existing plumbing features. Under-sink piping is typically replaced to make future service easier.
How Could Repiping Benefit You?
In addition to helping you prevent emergency plumbing problems in the future, repiping also makes your home more efficient. Sinks, bathtubs, and shower basins drain faster, and water-using appliances like dishwashers become more efficient when they can remove wastewater quickly. Repiping can also improve the value of your home, since new buyers view it as a powerful asset. Some insurance companies also offer premium breaks to homeowners who have invested in upgrades like repiping, since this update reduces risks and long-term ownership costs.
Don’t let a dated plumbing system hold your home back. Whether you have slow drains or you are interested in updating your entire bathroom, the plumbers at 535 Plumbing can help. With a focus on providing honest, high-quality work, owner Shane Mizusawa and his team of experienced plumbers help people all over Honolulu. To schedule a no-commitment consultation, send them a message online or call (808) 979-6487.