Sooner or later, everyone with indoor plumbing has problems with their pipes. Those problems may only call for minor repairs. They may, at some point, cause a repiping of the entire system. At Ross Plumbing, we have the experience and the expertise to provide you with whatever repiping services in Lady Lake that you need.
A Comprehensive Assessment
Only a thorough, expert assessment of your entire plumbing system can determine whether, or how, to repipe and to what extent. That evaluation will also let you know if your pipes are creating a dangerous situation inside your home. If you really want the most practical solution, then learning the extent of the problem is key. When we do repiping services in Fruitland Park, and other areas, knowledge is our most important tool.
Some degree of repiping may be necessary if you have noticed changes in water pressure, higher than average water bills, discolored water, or you have old galvanized pipes. When a professional plumber determines repiping is necessary, that same plumber gauges how much of the piping to replace. It may be isolated sections or whole systems’ worth. Modern technology not only helps our technician to make a more expert evaluation but also allows easier, more cost-effective repairs.
Repiping with Copper or PEX
What kind of pipes you have already, helps determine what kind of pipes you may need to replace them. If you already have copper or PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) pipes, you can replace them with the kind you already have. The older galvanized pipes should usually be replaced by either copper or PEX pipes. These two piping materials each have pros and cons. The choice between them usually comes down to personal preference and budget.
Stronger, more durable copper pipe costs more. PEX has a smaller price tag and is more flexible, but it won’t last as long and can’t be used where exposed to direct sunlight. Many modern homes use PEX during original construction, but if you are building or making widespread repairs, you’ll have to make the decision. Your plumbing technician will be able to help you make the choice for your home and your long-term plans.