Katy Repiping Services
A Whole-House Repipe For Your Plumbing Long-Term Health
The pipes in your home are designed to serve you well for many years – but not forever. Although proper maintenance can prolong the life of your pipelines, they are under constant strain and even the highest quality materials will begin to break down over time. As corrosion sets in and cracks start to develop, plumbing systems will wear out and problems will arise. It is crucial to replace a home piping system before damage from backups and leaks occur.
At Life Line Plumbing, we offer whole-house repiping services in Katy, Cypress, and beyond. All of our licensed plumbers are highly trained and dedicated to providing outstanding service. Our aim is to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations for every project we complete.
To learn more about the benefits of repiping, contact our Katy repipe experts at (281) 809-0049 now.
Does My Home Need a Repipe?
Repiping a home is a significant undertaking, and it is important to understand when a full repipe is required, and when repairs will suffice. At Life Line Plumbing, our only goal is to do what is in our customers’ best interests – that means that rather than upselling you on a service you don’t need, we will provide you with solutions to address the problem you have.
There are several signs to watch out for that may indicate you need to repipe your whole home, including:
- Low or unbalanced water pressure - If you have low water pressure in one faucet it's likely that fixture, it could also be that you have hard water. But if neither of those is the issue then you might want to consult our Katy repipe experts.
- Recurring leaks - A leak every now and then isn't what we're talking about. But if you're getting used to our leak repair experts coming to your home all the time you might want to consider repiping.
- Noisy plumbing - Always take note of any new sounds that your plumbing is making and mention them to our Katy repiping specialists upon their arrival if it's substantial.
- Corroded pipes - Different types of pipes can cause different amounts of corrosion levels at varying times. Copper pipes last about 50 years while PEX piping can go from 30-50.
- Rusty or discolored water - If only your hot water has this discoloration then it's your water heater but if all your water has this discoloration then our repipe specialists should be in to inspect your pipes.
- Unpleasant smelling water - Depending on what's used to coat your pipes then you could be getting some contamination in your water from your pipe's material.
- Extreme fluctuations in water temperature - As hot water corrodes pipes faster than cold water, you could be getting different levels of erosion in your hot water and cold water pipes which could lead to extreme fluctuations.
- Your piping system is over 30 years old - If your pipes are older than 30 years, then it would be wise to have in our Katy repipe experts to inspect your pipes.
If you notice any of the above signs, call our experienced Katy plumbers. After we perform a thorough inspection of your piping system, we will be able to tell if you require repair or replacement. Should you need to repipe, we have the expertise to replace your pipes in a timely and effective manner.
Types of Pipes: Copper vs. PEX Piping
The two most common materials used for plumbing pipes are copper and PEX, and each have their own benefits and drawbacks. Copper piping offers homeowners an option that is extremely durable, with many manufacturers offering warranties in the 50-year range. This material is also resistant to corrosion and weather damage, meaning it can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications. The main challenge with this option is that copper tends to represent a more significant investment than other materials. However, homeowners almost always see a return on this investment in the form of minimized repair needs.
PEX piping is a flexible plastic that is quite durable, lasting an average of 30-50 years. The flexibility can be a big benefit in repiping, as it can be snaked through walls without needing to cut drywall. Copper, being rigid, has to be cut to size and the plumbing team will have to cut into the drywall to access the connections. As an added benefit, PEX piping is one of the most cost-effective options on the market. At Life Line Plumbing, our team can help you to determine which of these will be the best fit for your needs and budget!
At Your Service 24/7
Our whole-house repiping experts at Life Line Plumbing are here to serve you day and night. No matter what type of piping service you require, you can count on us to give you the price upfront and to keep an open line of communication with you at all times to avoid any surprises.
To schedule your free estimate for Katy repiping services, dial (281) 809-0049 today.