Is it Time for House Repiping?

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Is It Time for House Repiping?

When plumbing problems occur, homeowners in our region turn to the professional plumbers at Lee Company for three big reasons: We are the proven, experienced team; we’re available 24/7 to fix problems quickly; and we’re honest. If the plumbing can be repaired, we repair it. If it needs to be replaced, we replace it.

No matter what plumbing solution is needed, you’ll know what we suggest and why every step of the way. Smart technology is a standard part of our toolkit: Lee Company plumbers can show you images or videos on a smartphone or tablet before we do anything. If there’s a broken or busted pipe, you’ll see it, without having to go into the crawl space or anywhere else. We’ll discuss the next steps, and move ahead accordingly.


Big or small, we do it all

Many of the plumbing projects we take on involve repairs or remodeling. We handle everything from leaky faucets and broken toilets to complete bathroom makeovers. In addition, Lee Company plumbers are experts at installing tankless water heaters, fixing drain problems, repairing fixtures, and more – including repiping.  

Repiping a house, removing the existing pipes, and installing new ones, can involve a single room or an entire house. The nature of the job depends on a variety of considerations. How do you know when it’s time to redo all the plumbing?


Signs You Need Home Repiping Services

Does your house need home repiping services? Here are 4 signs that your house piping system might need to be replaced. 

1. Your house is 50 years old or older, and the original plumbing hasn’t been replaced.

Pipes don’t last forever, and while there’s no exact date on longevity, 50 years is a solid average. If your home was built in the 1970s or earlier and you’re experiencing any of the other warning signs listed below, it’s time to talk with a professional plumber.

2. You consistently experience water pressure problems.

Rust or mineral buildup inside your pipes can lead to low water pressure. You might notice the low water pressure at the kitchen sink, in the shower, or when you want to do laundry and the washing machine doesn’t work like it used to. If someone in the family is trying to do something fast, low-pressure water can lead to high pressure on you.

3. Leaking pipes are a common occurrence.

It’s not unusual to have an isolated leak in a pipe now and then. An occasional leak can be fixed, and you will want to repair it ASAP to avoid flood damage! However, if you’re dealing with leaking pipes regularly, that’s a sign that the plumbing in your home has done its duty and it’s time for house repiping.

4. The water in your home is…questionable.

Does your water run a bit reddish or brownish? Old house piping can rust over time and – as the rust breaks off – it discolors the water. Is there sediment in your water? Pour some into a container and let it sit for a while. When you come back, look for visible residue at the bottom of your container. Has the taste of your water changed? It’s time to talk with a pro to prevent plumbing problems in the future.


Consider the advantages of house repiping

No question about it: When it’s time for a whole new set of pipes in your home, you’ll want to work with a trusted professional. House repiping is a major project, and it needs to be done right.

When it is done right, repiping can improve the water pressure and flow throughout your home. Leaking pipes, and the potential for flooding, won’t be a constant worry. Your water will look and taste right.

If you’re planning to sell your home, newly plumbing a house is a real plus; buyers like the reassurance of knowing that the house has been well-maintained and that the essential systems are in great shape for today and decades to come.

We are the plumbing experts

Discover what so many of your neighbors already know: Lee Company plumbers are experienced, well-trained, professional, friendly, and honest. Your home is where our heart is. We’re ready to help with any plumbing problems, whether you need us to fix one busted pipe or repipe the whole house. Contact us today to learn more.


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