Pipe Replacement: Important Things to Know Off the Bat
- Replacing pipes in your house can be a huge undertaking. Unless there are clear signs that you need to get your pipes replaced, you may refuse to do it. But, if you have older homes, particularly over 50 years, or you’ve been having repeated clog problems, forget about being reluctant about pipe repair. But before we get started, here’s what you need to know first about replacing pipes in your home.
What is Involved in Repiping a House?
- Depending on the condition of your existing pipe, repiping may slightly vary. In essence, the process is fairly straightforward and can look a lot like this:
- Pipe inspection – An inspection by our pipe specialist will be carried out first. This is to pinpoint all signs of problems that require a replacement, recommend the most suitable solutions, come up with a quote and a plan on how to carry out the job. In addition, we will also check the nature of the problem, including the history of repairs, the age of your pipe, the piping materials, how it’s laid out, and off-code situations, if needed. Identifying all of these beforehand can turn a complex repiping job a bit more straightforward.
- Price Estimate is Provided – Depending on what we’ll find out during the pipe inspection, we may advise you to do a complete repipe or to repipe a single section of your pipe. If the damage is severely affecting almost the entire part of the pipe system, repiping the entire length may cost less than replacing only the sections after they fail. Like in the case of burst pipes, the situation can unexpectedly cause significant damage and will require extensive repairs. Generally, the costs of the overall project may entirely depend on the factors such as what’s mentioned above.
- Repair Plan is Determined – Next, our repiping specialist will recommend the best material options for your home and advise the customers about how we will carry out the job. Among the pipe materials available nowadays, PVC has been a choice material for wastewater pipelines because of its rust-proof texture and durability. But it is only limited to the toilet and drain piping because of its lack of heat tolerance.
- This is also the stage that we educate our customers about what is needed from their end to make the project a lot less laborious and so they can prepare in case there are things that need to be moved temporarily or displaced. Like in cases of replacing pipes under the driveway or landscape. This is what the ordeal of pipe replacement will look like. You can only wish that it won’t be as labor-extensive to the point that you’d need to find a temporary place to stay to get away from the inconvenience and dirt because that would mean more money out of your pocket.
- Safety Repair – You need to find your kids and pets a temporary place to keep them away from the work area. This is to ensure that they are in a safe place and any unwanted delays are avoided. Keep in mind that minimal to extensive trenching may be needed to completely replace the damaged sewer or drain pipe. But you wouldn’t have to worry about disposing of the pipe because we will clean up the mess and restore the area dug up to its previous condition as much as we can.
When is Repiping Necessary
- There are several reasons why repiping is a more suitable option, such as;
- AGING PIPELINE
- If your house has an aging pipeline, particularly those that are 50 or more years old, it most likely needs repiping. Since the pipes are older, the buildup of minerals, debris, and waste has already accumulated, making its weak spots even more susceptible to leaking. It is also nearing its end of service life, so you can expect that it will no longer hold more years of use.
- FREQUENT BURST PIPE SITUATION
- If your pipe has burst many times, and in all those times you only opted for the plumber to patch the sections that have bursts, there’s a great chance that you’ll be needing a plumber to fix the same spot again. Pipes that have burst many times are no longer structurally sturdy so it is likely to fail completely in no time. If you run some figures, you’ll be surprised by how much money and time you’ve wasted on the same problem.
- RANDOM WET SPOTS
- Wet spots in random areas in your home are a clear indication of a leaking pipe. If you notice pooling water under the sink, near or just above where your sewer line runs, or on the concrete slab call Revolution Pipe Relining right away. We can have a look at the situation and perform pipe replacement for you. If you allow the problem to go on for more days, you’re only risking your home for foundational and structural damage.
- ABNORMAL CLOGGING INSTANCES
- It’s normal for homes to experience clogs from time to time, but if you’ve had to run the water numerous times every single day, and you still have no luck, then you should be concerned. Frequent clogging instances signal a severe clog down the line. The reason the water you’re trying to dispense just only overflows and does not go down the pipe. It could be tree roots, a partial or complete pipe collapse. Letting this go on will only increase your pipe replacement cost.
- CORROSIVE PIPE
- Rust and corrosive pipe is a clear sign that they are old and will need to be replaced soon. If corrosion is left untreated, it can leave the pipe susceptible to complete pipe collapse, which will cost you more than replacing the section only that has gone bad.
Things to Keep in Mind
Repiping your sewer line and drain line doesn’t have to be so much of an inconvenience to you. By approaching the right repiping specialists, like our team, you’ll get all the details you’ll need before we get things underway, the best materials to restore your sewer or drainage system, and the opportunity for your pipe to be fixed by professionals quickly and effectively. So what are you waiting for? Call Revolution Pipe Relining now!