Abacus Plumbing Austin provides whole house repiping services with the best plumbing reviews in Austin as a repipe specialist.
What is repiping?
Galvanized pipes are common in many older Austin homes. Unfortunately, these pipes corrode after years of use. Corrosion speeds up when slab leaks go undetected, further shortening the life span of the plumbing system.
Undetected slab leaks wreak havoc with galvanized pipes. On the outside, the pipes may look normal, but on the inside, they may be rusting, flaking, and clogging. Rust particles slow the movement of water which reduces water pressure. Rust in the water also makes the water smell bed.
Thinning pipe walls are vulnerable to cracks and breaks. Water that drips from cracks can create pools of moisture on surfaces below leading to decay and rot.
Repiping is the process of replacing old and rusting pipes throughout a structure. New pipes restore water pressure to normal and allow for the passage of clean, non-rusty water.
Do you need to repipe your house?
Your house may need repiping if you see these signs:
- Consistently low water pressure in showers and faucets
- Water runs at different volumes when more than one fixture is open
- A slab leak has developed in the home’s foundation
- Water coming from fixtures is red or brown
Repiping a home in Austin should not be a do-it-yourself project. Hire a professional plumbing contractor to undertake the task. Our skilled plumbers are experts at repiping. Call Abacus Plumbing Austin today. Our plumbers will repipe your home or building so that you can enjoy normal water pressure, a better performing water heater, and clean water delivery.
Types of Pipes Used in Plumbing Systems
PEX pipes are made of a strong, resilient material that resists freezing and corrosion. They are also flexible and easy to install. They transport hot water efficiently, meaning there is less heat loss through PEX pipes than in other kinds of pipes.
Copper pipes last about 50 years and can be installed for indoor and outdoor use. They resist bacterial growth and high heat (even fire). Copper pipes are a common choice among builders because of their longevity and excellent performance.
PVC is a synthetic plastic polymer that is durable, corrosion-resistant, and rot-resistant. The durable and flexible nature of PVC allows it to withstand a certain degree of bending. PVC pipes are manufactured in varying thicknesses, making them suitable for both indoor, outdoor, and underground installation.
CPVC is made of a plastic material that possesses strength and flexibility. Because they also withstand heat, CPVC pipes are commonly used as hot water lines. This material also resists corrosion and the buildup of chemical residues. CPVC pipes are thinner than PVC pipes and must be used indoors or underground since they break down in sunlight.
Remember, if you experience a plumbing emergency, call Abacus Plumbing Austin and take advantage of our 24-hour emergency assistance (trip charge extra).