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Do You Need Whole-House Repiping?

One of the most common misconceptions homeowners have about their plumbing system is that their house cannot be re-plumbed—that this is something installed during home construction and aside from visible parts, replacement is not possible unless you completely demolish the place. Fortunately, this is not the case.

Pipes for home plumbing systems are developed to last a long time, however no piping can last forever. If you live in an older home, you could very well have pipes that are wearing down and becoming increasingly prone to breaks and leaks, and also congested with mineral deposits. If your home is older than 50 years, it very likely has plumbing made of galvanized steel. If you’ve never had repiping done, then this can present a problem to which the solution is whole-house repiping.

Repiping Your Home with Minimal Disruption

As we eluded to above, repiping your entire home doesn’t need to conjure up images of torn out drywall and floorboards. It is a large job, but that’s what our professional plumbers are here for—to handle it in a way that reduces the intrusive work done on the building material of your home.

On average, a repiping job takes about 3 to 5 days, though this is dependent on the size of the job. During this process, our plumbers will ensure that your regular water service continues to work for most of the time you are home by using a special bypass system.

Rather than tearing up parts of your home, our plumbers conduct this service by locating the pipes in your walls with very small cuts in the drywall of your walls and ceilings. They only need to remove as much building material as it takes to reach, detach, and remove the old pipe and replace it with new piping: constructed from either copper, PEX, or CPVC.

In order to access pipes in a floor, whenever possible plumbers will go in through the ceiling below. Once the pipes have been replaced, our professional plumbers will completely restore the small cuts in the walls and ceilings, patching it up and re-texturing it as necessary.

For expert piping services in Ashburn, VA from a company that prides itself on competence and value, contact AllTech Services, Inc. today!

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