This is one of the frequently asked questions by many homeowners. The answer is completely dependent on your unique situation. For example, if your pipe is experiencing a minor leak, but is in otherwise good condition, we would recommend repairing it. However, if your pipe is constantly leaking and requires frequent repairs, we would recommend repiping. At Kizen Plumbing, we never recommend products or services that would not genuinely benefit the customer.
At Kizen Plumbing, we understand how expensive the idea of repiping can be. With that said, we also know that there are numerous benefits of whole house repiping. Here are some early warning signs that can help you determine whether or not you need repiping services:
Home and business owners in the South Bay Area trust us to be their first-choice repiping company. If you are concerned about the state of your water pipes, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 310-644-9757 and we will send out a specialist to inspect your building’s plumbing. We stand behind our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, which means we won’t stop until you are happy with the results of our work. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our friendly plumbers near you!
Unless you’ve recently had your home built, chances are you may eventually need to have some repipe work done in your house soon. Like the rest of us, pipes get old and old pipes lead to leaks, which in turn can lead to expensive water damage repairs. Kizen Plumbing are trusted plumbers in Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance and the surrounding areas, and can help you with all your copper and plastic repipe services.
Copper is the most traditional piping material and was used in homes for decades before the advent of ABS and PVC plastic or PEX pipes. Many older homes will have copper pipes or a combination of copper and plastic. Especially if repairs have been completed in the home or new sinks or showers have been installed since the home’s construction. Copper tubing has been the longtime standard for plumbing and requires soldering pipes and fittings to work together. Copper has natural attributes that make it ideal for plumbing. It creates a biostatic atmosphere which makes it difficult for bacteria to grow inside of it. It also resists corrosion and is unaffected by ultraviolet rays, which allows you to use it outdoors. Copper has become expensive though, whereas PEX is typically about a third of the cost and based on the pH levels and other harsh water conditions copper can corrode.
PEX (or cross-linked polyethylene) was introduced in the US around 1980 and is often seen in radiant heat flooring applications, but has now become commonplace for repiping and plumbing repairs. PEX PRO’s can have many good factors including cost, flexibility, resistance to scale and chlorine, and condensation. Installation requires fewer connections and fittings. PEX is also more efficient as it doesn’t lose heat like a copper pipe will, though PEX is not suitable for use outside. Installing PEX tubing can be done easier and less toxic than copper reducing installation cost.
When it comes right down to it, which style of pipe is better when you are choosing to repipe your home? Both have their benefits and their downsides. Copper pipes will last long, if properly installed and maintained, and plastic is rated to last even longer. Your best bet may be a combination of both. If you’re thinking of repiping your house, the best thing you can do is to call our expert plumbers and schedule an estimate. We will be able to tell you what will work best for your home. We cover Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance CA and the surrounding areas.
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