Whole-House Repiping Services in Boerne
Repiping your entire home is a big investment, and KCA Services and Denny Plumbing treat it that way. Whether you’ve had pipe failure or are replacing the pipe system preventatively, our team will make sure the job gets done right.
When Should I Repipe My Boerne Home?
There are several reasons to repipe your home, and all Boerne homeowners should know the signs of pipes that need to be replaced in order to avoid an emergency situation. Here are a few signs you should look for when considering a whole-house repiping.
Pipes come in many different materials and are used in many different climates. This means the age range of home piping varies – there’s no one answer to when your pipes are too old. However, a general rule is that if your pipes are over 50 years old, it is a good idea to invest in replacing them. Plumbing materials have changed drastically since then and could be a risk to your health.
If you suspect your pipes may be corroded, this is a great time to consider repiping your home – especially if the corrosion is visible! Signs of corrosion can include discoloration, stains, flaking, rust and small indentations. This deterioration of your pipes makes them far more vulnerable to leaking and poses a risk to your health.
By far the number one sign that something is wrong with your pipes, leaking can range from a small repair to an extensive home damage project. If you have a major leak, such as a slab leak or multiple persistent leaks in your home, it is much more cost-effective to replace your entire pipe system. This allows you to ensure the leaking is fixed and will not cost you more money in the future. Slab leaks especially can cause huge amounts of damage if not fixed properly.
When your water becomes discolored with a rusty or yellow tint, there is definitely a problem in your pipes. Any kind of unusual smell or taste can also indicate your water quality is subpar. These issues can be very unhealthy for you to live with and can indicate a bigger problem occurring in your pipes. Contacting a plumber will cross off any repairable problems that could be happening and give you a good idea if replacing your pipes is the best solution for you.
How Do Plumbers Repipe The Whole House?
Whole-house repipe services involve replacing the current plumbing in your home with new water lines. Often the best material to use as a replacement is called Uponor PEX. PEX is a flexible crosslinked polyethylene tubing. Uponor PEX pipes are durable, don’t rust or corrode, and come with a 25-year warranty.
In addition, because PEX is flexible, it can be threaded through the walls and ceilings of your home with minimal cosmetic damage. Small access holes are often all that is needed, and they are hidden behind vanities or kitchen cabinets. This allows for minimal impact in your Boerne home while we fix your pipe system.
What Should You Be Prepared For When Repiping?
There are some things you should be prepared for when planning a repiping in your home. KCA Services works with Denny Plumbing to make the repipe process as easy as possible for you. A whole-house repipe generally takes only two to five days in Boerne.
If your plumbing system has had a catastrophic failure and your water is turned off, it is best to stay with a friend, relative or in a hotel. If your water is still on, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to remain in the home and use the water like normal.
KCA Services experts will begin by cutting access holes and threading the PEX piping into place. During this process, we’ll make sure to cover the floors, furniture and personal items in our work area so that they don’t get dirty or damaged. Then we’ll install the new piping throughout the home.
On the last day of the repipe, the water will transition from the original pipes to the PEX. At this time, the water to the home will be turned off while we attach the PEX to your faucets, water heater and other plumbing fixtures.
When this is completed, we’ll turn the water back on and pressure up your system. Next, we’ll inspect the system for any problems. Once our thorough inspection is finished, your plumbing repipe will be complete. At that time, you’ll have the chance to patch any of the small access holes with drywall, texture and paint.
Think Your Boerne Home Should Be Repiped?
If you suspect your home needs to be repiped or you need help determining the health of your plumbing system, KCA Services is here for you. Our experienced team is ready and able to get your pipes in tip-top shape. Contact us today for more information on our Boerne repiping services!