Whole Home Repiping
Everyone recognizes that the plumbing systems in our homes are essential to our health and well-being. When there is a problem, the situation can quickly escalate into a major problem. From pinhole leaks inside a wall to blockages in the main sewer line, plumbing problems need your attention right away.
Ben Franklin Plumbing has the tools and experience to track down the location of any plumbing problem, diagnose the issue, present the solution and then complete the repair. Our best practices include:
- Deploying a camera into your plumbing system to determine the exact location and problem.
- Providing upfront- pricing that will not change.
- Ensuring your repair or re-pipe will be completed quickly and accurately.
Why Would I Need to Repipe?
There are many reasons why repiping becomes necessary. Here are the most common reasons.
- Copper or galvanized pipe was originally used and should be replaced.
- The quality of pipes used when the home was built may be wearing out.
- You have already experienced leaks and repairs to your system.
- You are planning to renovate your home.
Why Repipe Instead of Repair
If you have an older home, we often recommend repiping instead of repairing a leak, especially If you have copper or galvanized pipes. We know from past experience these pipes will begin to fail elsewhere in the home if they are old and you have already dealt with one leak. Many times, re-piping is less disruptive to the structure of your home than having a plumber access a leak. It makes sense to address the whole issue so you do not incur more damage down the road to your home.
Considering a Renovation? Include Repiping.
If you are planning a home renovation, we suggest you have the pipes inspected as a part of your planning process. If your pipes need to be replaced, it makes sense to have the re-piping completed during your renovation. This is especially important if your home is over 20 years old and you have not maintained the plumbing in your home.
If you experience a leak in the future, you may have to file a home owner’s claim to repair and replace any damage caused by the leak. Depending on the location and duration of the leak, water damage can be limited or quite extensive and expensive, and could include the replacement of drywall, flooring cabinetry and furniture.
Be Proactive with Annual Maintenance
Many people don’t realize that some simple annual maintenance can go a long way toward preventing plumbing problems.
- Clear out slow drains – Eventually, a slow drain – whether it’s a sink, shower or tub – will clog and may need a professional to clear it.
- Faucet aerators and shower heads should be cleaned – Mineral deposits can reduce water flow.
- Flush the water heater – Flushing will prevent sediment build-up and rust that will interfere with heating efficiency and shorten the water heater’s life span.
- Fix the toilet flapper – A running toilet wastes a lot of water.
- Repair fixture leaks – A leaking faucet or shower head could cost you a lot on your water bill.
- Sewer line inspection – Find potential problems before a costly problem happens. An inspection will find breaks, misaligned pipes and tree root intrusion.
Call the Professional Plumbers at Ben Franklin Plumbing
Here’s why you can count on our plumbers to provide quality inspections and re-piping:
- Our crews have completed over 2,000 re-pipes.
- Our re-pipe estimates are free.
- Your re-piping will be completed with minimal wall deconstruction.
- Your re-pipe will have your plumbing flowing like new.
Call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing today to schedule a plumbing inspection or to discuss a plumbing problem at 813-980-3353.