Once you get down to it, a home’s plumbing is only as good as its pipes. If your pipes have been poorly maintained and are beginning to deteriorate, they may end up causing damage to your home while affecting the efficiency of your plumbing system.
Good thing the specialists at Honest Abe’s Home Services offer whole-home repiping services to homes in the Osage Beach, MO area. If you’re worried about the state of your home’s pipes, contact us and we’ll send somebody to inspect them and provide an honest recommendation about whether or not you need repiping services.
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Signs You Require Repiping Services
If a homeowner suspects there may be a problem with their plumbing, it may be helpful to learn the signs which indicate the problem may be related to piping. Be sure to be on the lookout for any of the following:
- Water has a funky smell
- Change in the water’s color
- Decrease in water pressure
- Water leaks and burst pipes
- Increase in your home’s water bill
In some cases these problems require minor repairs, but it’s always wise to refer to a plumber in case it’s something major. Ignoring these symptoms could have consequences for your home’s plumbing. Don’t let a minor problem become a disaster. Give us a call if you notice any of these symptoms.
Different Kinds of Piping Are Available
Many different materials have been used to create water pipes over the years, but now only two are considered the gold standard. Copper and PEX are what many professionals use these days. Both are safe and sturdy, but also have their advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a breakdown of both materials:
Copper has been used by plumbers for a long time. It can create solid joints and has a long life expectancy. The cost of copper, however, is its biggest drawback. It’s much more pricey to install than PEX.
PEX, which stands for cross-linked polyethylene, is a flexible material. This makes installation much less restricting. PEX is also less likely to freeze or burst during cold weather and is resistant to acidic compounds. The downside to PEX, however, is it can’t be hooked up directly to a water heater. It also gets damaged by ultraviolet light, which means it can’t be used outdoors.
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