Pipes that are old do not serve its purpose effectively. For instance, such pipes could be having rust on its walls that poses danger to users since the quality of water passing through such pipes is very low and on the other hand lowering the water pressure due to accumulation of rust. Therefore, the problem isn’t human generated and the best way to get out of such troubles is by considering repiping as prevention is better than cure anyway.
Basics of having your home repiped
Repiping of course is not a simple task that should be performed daily; below are some of the basics that one has to consider in repiping:
Inspection and estimates for repiping.
Before thinking of a plumber, the owner of the house should first make an estimation of the areas that will need repiping this is, making plans and budget. Of course there are the cold and warm water pipes and from the knowledge of science, warm water accelerates rusting rates hence much considerations should be taken on warm water pipes to ensure that efficient replacement is done and approximation of cost is arrived at.
The plumber should be prepared enough in that he/she should have decided an alternative source of water to avoid messing up with normal house hold chores. More so, if the owner won’t be very keen on what the plumber is doing, such stuff as furniture, floor, walls and other basics that will be influenced by repiping will cause a lot of damage. So then the plumber should be informed in advance in order to avoid recklessness and if any need arises he/she will be able to fix it.
Here the owner has to be very vigilant on the type of pipes that the plumber is going to use, knowing the advantage of one over the other in order to avoid shoddy work. Installation won’t take a day and therefore the owner should be patient enough to allow perfect work to be done.
After installation of new pipes is done, re-inspection needs to be done to `ensure that there are no leakages. A plumber has to be around to make sure that such problems are fixed to avoid wastage of water. Testing also is done to ensure that the new pipes were installed properly and functions as expected.
Whether you like it or not, walls have to be interfered with during repiping. Therefore the owner has to include a replacement budget for the walls to ensure that they are not left with the cuttings. Replacements can be done by the plumber himself or if not he can suggest someone professional to perform the task, hence making repiping a success.