All plumbing systems age, and if you stay in one home long enough, chances are you will need maintenance and/or plumbing replacement services. Older plumbing systems are designed to last anywhere from 20-50 years, with newer systems engineered to last even longer. For superior quality home plumbing re-pipe services in San Luis Obispo County, Culbert Construction and Plumbing is here to serve you.
Re-piping is the process of replacing the supply pipes in a residential or commercial building. It is not a temporary fix or replacement of short sections of pipe, but a complete replacement of your supply plumbing system. Corrosion of pipes may cause low water pressure, rusty colored water, reduced water flow, or leaks are the leading reasons to consider re-piping your home or business.
If you are unsure of the current condition of your plumbing system, Culbert Construction and Plumbing will conduct a thorough inspection and provide recommendations to either maintain or repair your current system. Consider these factors that influence the need for plumbing replacement or home plumbing re-pipe for your property:
Age & Materials: The biggest factors that influence the need for plumbing system repairs or replacement are the age of your plumbing system, and the materials used to construct it. Brass and copper supply piping are only designed to last 40-60 years before plumbing re-pipe is needed. Cast iron and steel plumbing systems are designed to last 75-100 years and even longer with sound installation.
Warning Signs: If you experience breakage, corrosion, rust or any other warning signs that may indicate a compromised plumbing system, a complete plumbing re-pipe may be in your best interest. A plumbing system disaster has the potential to cause significant damage to the entirety of your home as the devastation is typically never just contained to the plumbing itself. Often times, those who experience a major plumbing system malfunction end up dealing with serious water damage that requires thousands of dollars’ worth of repairs from various contracting professionals.
Lead in Piping: Over time, plumbing codes have changed and evolved as best practices in the field of plumbing have been improved upon. Some older plumbing systems were constructed with materials that contain lead. Although lead piping materials are no longer being used, there are still countless homes that have been built using these dangerous materials. If you think your pipes may contain lead, or if you aren’t sure, call Culbert Construction and Plumbing to discern the truth about your plumbing today!
Call (805) 594-1020 Culbert Construction & Plumbing for all your repair and maintenance needs!