Repiping by McHales
Have you found that your Newtown or Bucks County home is constantly in need of minor pipe repairs? An issue commonly found in older homes, these minor repairs can be more than just a simple fix, costing you more and more each time you need a repair. A more cost-effective plan may be to completely replace your home’s pipeworks through McHale’s repiping services. Repiping is a partial or complete replacement of your home’s pipes and can help alleviate some of the biggest problems you face with your home’s plumbing. Here are some warning signs that indicate you may need to replace your pipes:
- Discolored water coming from your faucets and fixtures
- Frequent or recurring pipe leaks
- Reductions in water pressure
- Cracks or leaks in exposed pipes
Older homes with old plumbing typically have the greatest need for repiping services due to the materials used in the pipes. Lead pipes found in homes built in the early 1900s can greatly increase the chance of lead poisoning and should be addressed immediately. Polybutylene pipes that still exist in homes are prone to breakdowns and may end up costing you big money in small repairs over time. Both scenarios call for the plumbing experts at McHale’s to take you through your options when it comes to pipe replacement, so don’t let these issues stack up, call today.
Every home and plumbing system is unique, and you have options on how to proceed given the current condition of the pipes. McHale’s can help you choose which options is best for you, including:
- Total Replacement: A total replacement is needed when your entire plumbing system is out of date, or the damage to the pipes is severe. This method is also useful when you remodel your home.
- Exposed Replacement: A cost-saving option would be to have the pipes that are easy to access and exposed replaced. This is a temporary fix, but can solve some major leak or corrosion problems that exist. While still valid, this may not prevent the need for full replacement in the future. In any case, the pipes not being replaced will be investigated with a camera to ensure that they are in perfect working order.
- PEX Piping: PEX is flexible piping that can be worked into the existing pipes. This option lets us repair or replace your pipes without breaking down any walls.
While replacing your entire pipe system may seem like a daunting task, it can actually be the most cost effective solution for your home. Having a technician to your home every time those minor pipe problems arise can be costly and time-consuming.