Despite hiding under floors or behind walls, whole home repiping provides immediate benefits. Old pipes are at high risk of corrosion, leaking and bursting. Their vulnerability to specific issues will depend on the materials used in their construction. Older Central Florida homes will have likely relied on these materials for decades.
For repiping specialists, it becomes a question of “when you should” repipe your house rather than “if you should”.
Types of Plumbing Pipes
Cast iron pipes were once the most popular option for plumbing systems. Galvanized steel was standard prior to 1970, before polybutylene became the material of choice until the late 1990’s. However, despite being common forms of piping at the time, each of these materials were eventually found to be vulnerable to corrosion and breakage. Even copper piping degrades after enough time passes.
Should Polybutylene Pipes Be Replaced?
Yes, the material in polybutylene (or PB) pipes becomes brittle with age, often wearing down from oxidants which destroys the material. This can make this type of piping prone to fractures and pipe breaks.
Unfortunately, this type of pipe is very common in Central Florida. Your repiping specialist will help you determine how to best replace your polybutylene pipes during your whole-home repiping project.
What Are the Effects of Pipe Corrosion?
Regardless of the material used, corrosion should be avoided. This kind of damage will result in leaks, which in turn causes a host of other plumbing concerns. Pipe breaks, cracks, exposure to toxic materials, mold growth and water damage are just a few potential issues. That's why we recommend becoming aware of the signs that repiping may be needed.
When Should I Repipe My House?
- If your plumbing is making odd noises
- If your water tastes funny
- If your pipes are continually becoming clogged
- If your water appears to be discolored
- If your water pressure has changed
How Long Does It Take To Repipe a House?
When replacing your home’s piping, our plumbing specialists may recommend whole home repiping. Even if existing pipes are in decent condition, complete repiping is often more cost-efficient long term. Total replacement may take up to a week to complete, but this depends on the number of repiping specialists as well as the size of your home.
How Much Does It Cost to Repipe a House?
Total costs are also variable. Your home’s size and the material used will have the largest effect. To reduce costs, you may be wondering if whole home repiping is covered by homeowners insurance. While damage from corroded or aging pipes are sometimes included in insurance policies, whole home repiping may not be covered. They are frequently considered preventative measures and the responsibility of the homeowner. Check with your policy or insurance agent to determine if whole home repiping is covered.
Trust the Repiping Specialists At Dial Duron Service Co.
Dial Duron Service Co. can provide knowledgeable, experienced repiping specialists for your next plumbing project. Our trained, insured and certified plumbers can complete targeted or whole-home repiping projects quickly and safely. Our work is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, which is also included with our other available plumbing services. Your plumbing system is an important utility, and deserves the best available service and support.
Our customer support can answer any plumbing questions or concerns you may have. They can also help schedule a consultation or plumbing appointment.