How Often Is Re-piping Necessary?
People often want to know how frequently pipes should be replaced. It’s an understandable question, especially for those who own an older home. However, the fact is in many cases, people never have to replace the pipes in their home because they typically last a very long time. In the following, we will look at the reasons you would need to have your home re-piped. If you suspect you need re-piping contact a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber in Arlington. Our dedicated plumbers offer the expertise and integrity you can rely on for first quality plumbing services and materials.
Hard water is so named due to the above average content of minerals, typically calcium carbonate and magnesium. Over time, with sufficient mineral buildup, pipes may become occluded due to mineral scale deposits, requiring the pipe to be replaced. Water softeners offer your home’s plumbing protection against lime scale. Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington for plumbing services you can rely on.
Copper has been the most common pipe material chosen for 70 years. It has long been considered the plumbing of choice for a number of reasons, such as it is resistant to rust. Unfortunately, copper is vulnerable to other sources of corrosion such as pinhole leaks due to the chlorine used in municipal water treatment. Talk to your Ben Franklin plumber in Arlington about the best means of preserving your copper pipe for decades to come. Under normal circumstances, copper pipe can last as long as 75 years, and is 100% recyclable. Ben Franklin uses the finest quality copper pipe available, for the longest service possible.
Corrosion of Galvanized Pipe
Galvanized steel piping has not been installed since the 1960’s. An outdated material with a zinc coating that once worn away allowed rust to set in, any structure still contained galvanized pipe should be repiped promptly. Severe damage to the structure and its foundation can occur due to ongoing leaks. If you are unsure, a Ben Franklin plumber in Arlington can assist you in determining the pipe material.
Polybutylene pipe is a type of plastic pipe that proved to be faulty, resulting in extreme damage to homes and cost to homeowners. Not available since the 1990’s, if you have polybutylene in your home, schedule re-piping as soon as possible!
PEX is experiencing growing popularity among homeowners. It is reliable, cost effective, and fast to install. While it can’t be used outdoors, it is an ideal solution for long pipe runs indoors, and doesn’t require soldering or glue. However, homeowner’s who choose PEX pipe must exercise caution to prevent water contamination. For example, PEX should never be sprayed by your pest control professional as water contamination may occur.
Hiring a plumber with expertise ensures the process of re-piping your home meets, and/or exceeds the industry standards. Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington for reliable re-piping for your home. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing serves Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.