Copper repiping service is a process of refitting the existing plumbing or pipes in a home or a business. Many older structures were fitted with galvanized pipes as standard building practice. As the galvanized pipes age, the zinc lining they have tends to erode allowing rust to form leading to ‘rusty’ or ‘brown’ colored water and low water pressure coming from the faucets. Once galvanized pipes begin to deteriorate, they need to be replaced. The most preferable method of repair is to replace galvanized pipes with copper pipes.
Re-pipe is necessary when…
- You begin to see a dramatic drop in water pressure.
Decreased water pressure is often very annoying; washing machines fill up more slowly, and garden hoses have a much weaker spray. Perhaps the most evident result of low water pressure is in the shower – instead of a forceful stream, the bather only experiences a dissatisfying trickle of water. Other ways you know it is time for copper repiping is when the..
- Tap water appears discolored due to rust
- Or when a foul odor comes from the tap
- Or when pipes begin to leak.
Copper is the preferred material for interior pipes because it is:
- safe and durable
- does not rust