Repiping | Plumbing Fort Worth
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is your repiping specialist in Fort Worth. If you are tired of low water pressure, discolored water and consistent leaks, repiping is the solution you need for your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth. While water is the substance of life, when it is in the form of a leak serious damage can occur to your home and its foundation.
Stopping the Leak
When a leak occurs, stay calm but act quickly to minimize potential damage to your home. Begin by locating the leak, and turning the water off at the shut off valve for the leak’s location. If you are unable to locate the leak, or to turn it off at the source, turn off the water supply at the water meter. You can turn on outdoor faucets to drain the pipes of remaining water, preventing the residual from leaking out into the leak location. It is advisable to clean up the water to reduce potential damage, and to call a plumber in Fort Worth for repair or repiping of the home’s plumbing in Fort Worth.
When You Should Repipe
You may be wondering if you should repair or repipe. If any of the following is the situation you are in, it is time to repipe:
- 1. When steel galvanized pipe is in your home it should be replaced as soon as possible. Galvanized Piping rusts from the inside out, and the process is accelerated in the presence of hard water, which is 85% of the nation. The internal corrosion builds from rust and scale. Water can be discolored, have a bad taste and may contain bacteria. As an outdated pipe material, galvanized pipe is found in older homes. It is not healthy to drink water from these pipes, and the internal corrosion causes reduced water flow.
- 2. You can’t expect your plumbing in Fort Worth to last forever, and copper pipe is no exception. Furthermore, there are different grades of copper pipe, and some are thinner than others. In addition, the chemical composition of water may wear away the copper piping over time, resulting in thin walls and leaks.
- 3. Polybutylene is an outdated plastic piping no longer in use. It is estimated to have been installed in as many as 10 million homes between 1978 and 1995. In addition, it was used for underground water mains. Polybutylene can fail without warning, and has a history of causing extensive damage to structures. If your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth is polybutylene piping, it should be replaced as soon as is possible.
- 4. If your home was constructed before 1930, it may contain lead piping. If it was constructed before 1988, it may contain copper pipe joined with lead-based solder. In homes with copper piping joined using lead solder, lead contamination is likely, especially after periods of time, such as overnight when water is not in use.
Lead is toxic, and can cause serious injury to the body. Children as especially vulnerable and receive permanent injury and disability due to the exposure to lead. The only way to prevent the dangers of lead pipes is a complete repiping of your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth.
If your pipes have lead solder, or you have copper fixtures, do not consume any water that has been standing in the pipes for 6 hours or longer. Thoroughly flush each drinking water tap before use.
Do not use hot water to cook with or consume, as levels of lead may be higher. Speak to your Benjamin Franklin plumber about a water filtration system to remove lead from your water.
An additional source of lead may be old service lines connecting your home to the water meter. The best means of ensuring lead is not present is by testing. If you have lead pipe in your older home, contact a Benjamin Franklin expert for repiping of your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth.
- 5. Frequent leaks can indicate worn out plumbing. Once leaks begin to occur, it is best to replace the worn plumbing in Fort Worth to prevent additional damage to your home and its foundation.
- 6. If you have experienced slab leaks in your home.
- Copper pipes have long been considered the standard of plumbing excellence. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing utilizes first quality copper pipe.
- PVC and CPVC Piping is a durable plastic pipe with glued connections. CPVC pipes offer a much greater resistance to heat than PVC pipes.
- PEX piping is a plastic piping, PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) doesn’t require glue for connections is available in different colors to identify different plumbing systems. PEX piping is a flexible choice that provides an easier installation, and reduces the number of required connections.
Our licensed plumbers will assist you in selecting the ideal pipe for your home’s needs and your budget. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers licensed plumbers with experience, integrity, and expertise. We offer a wide range of expert plumbing services, including repiping, and all work performed meets or exceed the plumbing industry standards. Give our professionals a call for your plumbing in Fort Worth needs.