Let Worcester Plumber Service Handle Pipe Re-Routing in Your Home
Pipes freeze, pipes burst, small leaks develop over time, and old pipes wear out. Occasionally you just decide your kitchen or bathroom needs a remodel. All of these add up to the occasional need to re-route the pipes in your home.
DIY plumbing jobs can be difficult and are best left to the experts. Give us a call at Worcester Plumber Service or schedule online, and we can help you with your plumbing re-routing needs.
Signs you need to reroute pipes include:
Pipes in homes have a limited lifespan, depending on the material used. If you have an older home and haven’t done renovations before, there is a very good chance your home is due for a re-piping, especially if you have been experiencing frequent leaks.
If you are doing a serious remodel of a kitchen or bathroom, you may need to re-route pipes for new toilets, showers and tubs, sinks, and appliances such as refrigerators and dishwashers. That includes water lines as well as drainage pipes.
Types of Piping
It’s important to identify the type of plumbing in your home, and to consider your options for re-piping. Our skilled technicians give you several choices for re-routing your pipes.
PEX stands for cross-linked polyethylene. This flexible piping is the best choice for tricky retro-fittings, particularly in old or awkwardly designed homes. It snakes into walls and fits around corners and doesn’t require soldering. It’s competitively priced and temperature resistant.
Copper is essentially the gold standard in plumbing, for a reason. Copper lasts a long time, sometimes 50 years or more. However, over time, water running through the pipes thins them out, and mineral deposits can make it worse, to the point that even just bumping the pipes or tamping them with a wrench can cause damage. Copper can be more expensive and requires soldering the joints. However, it can also be recycled after being removed from a home.
Chlorinated PVC, or cPVC, is similar to the PVC pipes used for sewer drainage. However, the addition of chlorine makes water transported through these pipes safe to drink. It’s more affordable than copper but not eco-friendly.
Galvanized steel isn’t often used in plumbing these days, but you may find it in your own home if it was built in the 1970s or earlier. Galvanized pipes are made from iron or steel and coated in zinc, which protects it.
Cast iron is more common in commercial and industrial applications, but you may still find it in older homes. Cast iron is tough and resists corrosion, which is one of the reasons why it is used often in drainage pipes.
Worcester Plumber Service is Here to Help
Give Worcester Plumber Service a call for all your plumbing needs. Our skilled technicians can help with jobs large and small. We have the expertise to assist with everything from appliance installation to full-scale kitchen and bathroom remodels. We’re available 24/7, ready to respond even in an emergency, such as busted pipes or leaks.
Leaks in your pipes can cause a need to re-route them. Do you know how to spot a leak? Signs can include:
Got an emergency? Calling an expert is always the best solution. But until we can get there, here’s what you can do:
Our technicians arrive in fully stocked vans, ready with the latest equipment and tools. We offer up-front pricing and flexible financing to make major home remodels as well as emergency fixes more affordable.
Give us a call at 508-434-4005 or schedule your service online and we’ll send out a technician! We’re available 24/7, even on weekends and holidays, ready to deal with plumbing emergencies as they come.