Types of piping we specialize in are:
- Aqua PEX / Aquapex
PEX (or crosslinked polyethylene) is part of a water supply piping made for use in a water system. This piping is sometimes preferred due to its excellent temperature resistance as well as chemical resistance making PEX pipes high durable. This type of piping can be used in residential or commercial properties.
PEX piping is more resistant to rust build up as well as corrosion and it is very long lasting. PEX piping is flexible enough to withstand breaking from harsh conditions. This is because it is not affected by drastic temperature changes such as freezing that may damage traditional piping.
PEX pipes provide greater water pressure at your fixtures. Since PEX pipes typically have fewer sharp turns, there a is greater water pressure at the sinks and showers and toilets where it is needed. Water flows more quietly through PEX piping, and the characteristic “water hammer” noise of other piping systems is virtually eliminated.
Copper repiping is a process of refitting existing pipes in a dwelling or business. Most structures built 25 or more years ago were fitted with iron pipes coated with zinc, normally called galvanized pipes. As the galvanized pipes age, the zinc lining tends to erode allowing rust to form. Once galvanized pipes begin to deteriorate, they need to be replaced. Most people prefer to replace galvanized pipes with copper pipes, in a process referred to as copper repiping.
You can usually decide to initiate a copper repiping when you begin to see a dramatic drop in water pressure. Decreased water pressure is often very incontinent; washing machines fill up more slowly, and garden hoses have a much weaker spray. Perhaps the most evident result of low water pressure is in the shower – instead of a forceful stream, the bather only experiences a dissatisfying trickle of water.
Other ways you know it is time for copper repiping is when the tap water appears discolored due to rust, when a foul odor comes from the tap, or when pipes begin to leak. Plumbers can come into the home and test to see if the problems are being caused by eroding pipes, and make recommendations whether it is time for copper repiping.
Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) is a thermoplastic pipe material. Nationally accepted since 1982, CPVC pipe has many benefits when compared with other plumbing materials. It is primarily used for supplying hot and cold potable water, and in industrial liquid applications.
CPVC pipe has a number of features that make it an improvement over standard PVC piping. It offers greater heat resistance, withstanding corrosive water temperatures between 70°F and 90°F higher than PVC. CPVC is non-toxic, while PVC may leech toxins into water at increased temperatures. CPVC also offers greater strength and flexibility, while PVC is far less ductile.
CPVC pipe is immune to galvanic corrosion and resists scale build up. It is also resistant to chemicals, and durable against their residues.
The Repiping Process
Step 1 – Site Inspection:
A Site Inspection is critical to a successful construction process. A standard quote usually includes the installation of all new hot and cold domestic water piping and replacing the main distribution system and branch lines to all existing finished fixtures.
Step 2 – System Layout:
The system is then mapped and materials ordered as needed to complete the project.
Step 3 – Site Preparation:
We will prepare the site so that all of your furniture, walls, flooring, and other belongings are protected.
Step 4 – Installation:
The pipes of your home are replaced
Step 5 – System Performance Test:
The new installed system is tested for proper operation. Final adjustments are made to assure a safe and efficient installation
Step 6 – Wall Repair:
Wall repair, painting, final cleaning, etc.
Step 7 – Job Completion:
After final wall repair and cleanup, the plumber should walk you through the job and do a final inspection to ensure that all work is completed and in accordance with good and workmanlike construction.