Are you unsure when you need to repipe your home? Sometimes, repiping your home is the best and most effective solution to a leaky pipe. Although a home repipe may seem daunting, it does not have to be overwhelming.

A repiping expert can help you make the right decision regarding the final result and your knowledge during the process.

Important questions to ask when you decide to repipe your house

  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
  • What length of time have you been in the business?
  • What type of pipe will you use to replace my plumbing?
  • What type of fittings will you use?
  • Is it possible to set up plastic to protect my personal property
  • Do you plan to replace the valves and run lines at each fixture?
  • How long does the job take you?
  • Are you licensed, bonded and insured?

If you have someone doing work in your home, this is a crucial question to ask. A certified company must pass extensive tests to prove they are qualified to perform the job. To maintain their license, licensed plumbers must also pass background checks. They are required to be insured and bonded.

Long Beach Plumbing Company is not the right choice.

What length of time have you been in business?

Although it is not always possible to tell if a Long Beach Plumbing Company has been in business for a long time, it can help you gauge their longevity and give you more confidence that they will be around for the long haul.

It is shocking to see the number of businesses that fail within five years. This is true for any profession. Plumbing is included in this terrible statistic.

Local Long Beach plumbers may believe that they can start their own business and make more money. However, they quickly discover that being an owner-operator is much more difficult than running a business. A few of them are forced to close down and it leaves you, the customer without any warranty on your repipe.

Which Pipe Type Will You Use?

Price of your repipe can be affected by the type of pipe chosen by the contractor. A copper repipe can often cost twice as much due to higher material and labor costs than a plastic repipe.

Although polybutylene isn’t a bad pipe, it isn’t illegal to use in the United States. It is however legal in other countries.

Copper is a great choice for repiping your home. It has a long history of reliability. We offer copper repipes, although PEX Repipes remain the most popular type. PEX pipe is also very reliable and costs a fraction of what copper.

Because of its flexibility, PEX pipes are cheaper to repipe than traditional piping. There are many manufacturers of PEX “A” piping, which is the type of pipe that is used for domestic water lines.

We may offer another pipe, which is not CPVC, but it is up to the plumbing code. CPVC is a ridged type of plastic pipe that is similar to PVC but is rated for hot-water usage. This type of piping is very difficult to repair and can become brittle.

Are the Valves and Supply Lines for Each Fixture to be Replaced?
Our Long Beach Plumbing professionals recommend that you replace both the supply and angle lines shutoff valves if your home is being repiped. It is dangerous to join old angle stops with the supply lines to make it worse.

What is the Project’s Time-Span?

The duration of a repipe will vary depending on how many people are involved and the size of your home. The story of your home, whether it is one or two stories, plays an important role in the time taken.

There are many variables that can affect the time of a project, but Long Beach Plumbing Experts recommend getting a rough estimate to help you plan.