If you are tired of consistent water leaks, low water pressure and/or discolored water, repiping is the solution for your home’s plumbing in Arlington, TX. Mister Sparky plumbers in Arlington, TX have the training, skill and the latest technology for providing for your plumbing needs.
Galvanized pipe is steel pipe still found in numerous older homes. Originally coated with zinc to prevent corrosion, over time the zinc erodes, leaving the steel to rust from the inside out. Exposure to hard water, water with a heavy mineral presence, can accelerate the process. Eventually, due to the presence of rust, corrosion and the clogging due to minerals, water may be discolored, have an unpleasant taste, and may contain bacteria. In addition, water flow can be restricted in corroded pipes, resulting in low water pressure. Galvanized pipe should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent potentially costly damage to your home. Give us a call to schedule repiping of your home’s plumbing in Arlington, TX.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure can also be due to leaks in your home’s plumbing in Arlington, TX. Plumbing leaks are not an issue to ignore, as serious damage to your home and its foundation can result. Leaks are a common result of worn out plumbing, and rather than continue to repair a growing number of leaks, repiping is the best solution.
Slab leaks are leak occurring under the concrete slab foundation. They may or may not be ongoing for some time depending on the type of soil and the amount of the leak. Leaks are not always readily visible as when the pooling of water occurs. This type of leak is considered a hidden leak, and is often not suspected until a higher than normal water bill arrives. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for leak detection and repair, and/or repiping. Our licensed plumbers have the latest technology for efficient leak detection and repair of your home’s plumbing in Arlington, TX.
While its true copper pipe is often considered the gold standard, even copper will fail over the course of time. How long it will last depends on the grade and thickness of the pipe as different grades are available. Furthermore, the chemistry of the water can affect its lifespan. By selecting a quality grade of pipe, and choosing a qualified, licensed plumber for installation, you will assure a better outcome for your home’s plumbing in Arlington, TX.
As with galvanized pipe, polybutylene is an outdated form of plumbing. Polybutylene was an economical choice used between 1978 and 1995 in both home’s and underground water mains. It has a history of causing extensive and costly damage to structures, typically failing without warning. Once you have your home repiped, plumbing generally lasts an extremely long time, Polybutylene is an exception. When your home contains polybutylene piping, replacement is highly advised. Contact a Ben Franklin plumber to schedule repiping of your home’s plumbing in Arlington, TX.
PVC and CPVC Pipe
PVC and CPVC is a type of plastic pipe with an established reputation of reliability when installed properly. The joints are glued, rather than soldered as in copper pipe. As with soldering, proper joining is necessary to ensure reliability. It is not recommended to install PVC or CPVC in outdoor locations exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, or in locations where it is vulnerable to freezing.
PEX pipe is the newest plumbing solution. PEX is an extremely flexible plastic pipe, and utilizes crimped connections rather than solder or glue. It’s flexibility is so pronounced it can tolerate 90 degree bends without the need for elbows, and can install faster than other less flexible materials. Due to its flexibility and availability in long lengths on spools, PEX is ideal for long pipe runs, eliminating connections and potential leaks. In addition, PEX pipe’s flexibility allows it to expand to a higher degree than any other pipe material, enabling it to tolerate slight expansion due to a frozen pipe to a wider degree. This doesn’t mean it will not freeze and burst, it can. However, it tolerates it to a point that other pipe materials are unable to match.
PEX has few disadvantages. First, it deteriorates when exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, and therefore should never be installed in outdoor locations. Finally, due to the nature of the material, pest control should never be provided on or around PEX pipe, as absorption of the pesticides may occur.
Ben Franklin plumbers will provide the repiping installation of your choice for your home’s plumbing in Arlington, TX. All of our services are backed by the Benjamin Franklin 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers licensed plumbers with experience, integrity, and expertise. We offer a broad range of expert plumbing services, including repiping you can rely on. Our dedicated plumbers provide service that meets and/or exceeds the industry standards. When you need a plumber you can trust, and plumbing in Arlington you can rely on, give us a call to schedule service. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing serves Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas, and is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.