Many of our repiping jobs begin as a leak detection service. Instead of just finding one or a few leaks like the home owner might suspect, we find a dozen or more sneaky leaks throughout your plumbing system. Besides the benefit of no longer having leaks throughout your plumbing system, repiping can potentially alleviate many of your plumbing issues. KBR Plumbing has successfully repiped tons of Florida properties in the Pasco and Pinellas area with minimal disruption, and want you to know that no job is too big, or too little.
What type of piping does your home have?
If you have copper pipes in your home then you should be aware that poor water quality eats away at copper piping making it fragile and creating pinhole leaks over time. Homes with copper piping will at some point experience a water leak underneath the slabs or in the walls of your home. If you have a home built in the early 90s or older, you could have what we call soft copper which is copper piping that comes in a coil. Soft copper is thin copper to start with which means once you have one leak, the next leak won’t be far behind.
If your home has galvanized piping, when you have a leak there is a strong chance that fixing the leak itself would be impossible. To fix galvanized pipes there must be a solid piece of pipe to cut into and usually, once the piping rusts and then breaks, finding a solid piece is uncommon. Additionally, galvanized piping rust from water and sitting in the dirt under your concrete slab. Therefore, it is decaying faster and making a repair even more difficult or impossible. At that point, a whole-home repipe would be your only option. While this can be stressful for some home owners, KBR Plumbing is here to help assess the situation and provide our expertise.
If your home was built between 1978 and 1995, there’s a good chance it has polybutylene pipes. And if it does, there’s an even better chance those pipes are starting to break down. That’s because polybutylene is a type of plastic that becomes brittle and breaks down over time, especially when exposed to things like chlorine or other chemicals. As the pipes break down, they can start to leak, which can cause all sorts of problems, from water damage to the mold. And since polybutylene pipes are often hidden behind walls or under floors, they can be tough to spot until the damage is already done. If you think your home might have polybutylene pipes, the best thing to do is have KBR Plumbing take a look. We’ll be able to tell for sure and then help you figure out the best way to replace them before they cause any more damage.