Replacing Water Pipes in Boise, Idaho
There are a variety of reasons to replace the pipes in your home.
Poor water pressure, clogging drains, inconsistent hot water all could point to a poorly designed plumbing system. Often you can live with the small inconveniences, but you may decide that having a smoother more reliable water system is worth repiping your home.
From sewer pipes, gas piping, and household plumbing, updating your pipes and plumbing system can save you money on your daily bills and prevent future damage that would result from broken and leaking pipes.
Having your plumbing system upgraded can prevent leaks. Also, in older homes, the piping may be contaminating your water with unpleasant buildup.
There can be more serious reasons to repipe. Does your water taste funny in your older home? In homes built before 1970, galvanized iron pipes covered with a protective layer of zinc to ward off rust were used.
When the zinc wears away, pipe walls begin to corrode causing drops in water pressure, a brownish tint in the bathtub or sink, and possibly damage to water-using appliances. The water doesn't taste good, and could carry the by-products of the corrosion.
Don't you wish you had x-ray vision so you could see the "bones" of your new home purchase? Newer homes often have copper pipes.
If low quality copper piping was used in construction, and the homeowner has hard or corrosive water pinhole leaks can develop. Signs include damp spots in the drywall and flooring, reduced water pressure and flow and water discoloration.
Damaged pipes should be replaced as quickly as possible to avoid property damage and to improve the water pressure. A plumbing professional will remove the bad pipes, dispose of them correctly and install the new pipes. New pipes are usually made of copper, CPVC or PEX pipe.
A Boise Valley plumber will give an onsite estimate outlining all the options. Work will be done quickly by a courteous professional with as little damage to walls and other fixtures as possible. The area will be swept and vacuumed when they are finished.