It May Be Time for Repiping!
There is a great deal of difference between a pipe repair and a complete repiping job. Indication of a problem in this area is the appearance of a water leak. Therefore, it is important to have an expert in the business examine the area of the leak and the piping system to know what kind of work is needed.
Things to look for in a company that does this type of work are:
• Able to give a free estimate of a needed repair or replacement
• Be bonded, insured and licensed
• Have thoroughly trained and experienced personnel
• Offer a fair and reasonable price
• Have a track record of good work
• Provide a warranty
• Will make repairs to any walls opened
Leaking pipes can appear in a number of places. This would include in walls, basements, slab foundations and other locations. As a rule, it is not difficult to recognize a water problem.
Signs of a water leak:
• Cracks in floors or walls
• Mildew under carpets or in other locations
• Excessive water bills
• Warm spots on floor (leak in hot water line)
• Constant refilling of swimming pool
In many older homes, galvanized pipes were used. Unfortunately, over the years this type of pipe can develop leaks, corrode, and even cause problems with scalding water. As a rule, this indicates that the entire piping system must be replaced. The type of pipes and fittings commonly used in this type of replacement include CPVC, PEX or copper. Many jobs of this type can be completed in one day.
Cost of repiping depends on:
• The number of fixtures and bathrooms
• The structure size
• Location of the city’s mainline
• Amount of materials needed
• The local building code
It does not take long for a leaking water pipe to cause a great deal of damage. Therefore, it is important that expert advice be obtained at the first sign of such an occurrence. A company that specializes in this type of work will be able to point out the most efficient and economical route to take. Their personnel are trained in the latest techniques regarding water piping and are able to work quickly and efficiently.
A leaking water pipe is not only costly but can be damaging to the health when mold appears. This is especially true when there are older people or infants in the home.
For a business, leaking water cannot only cause a great deal of expense but an interruption in production as well.
Taking fast action get things back in order quickly.
Not sure if you need a repiping job or a pipe repair job in your Berkeley area home? Call Albert Nahman Plumbing at (510) 876-9725 today, and get the right answers from the experts.