Gibson's Heating and Plumbing
Serving Northeast Indiana,
Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan


800-896-8816
24/7 Emergency Service
Facebook Twitter YouTube
Schedule Service
Plumbing
Air Conditioning
Heating
Reviews
Contact Us
Service Area
Coupons and Offers
Careers

Facebook  YouTube  Twitter
  • Slide 1
  • Slide 2
  • 1
  • 2

Gibson's Heating & Plumbing Blog

  • When is Repiping a Home Plumbing System Needed?
    Because plumbing systems do not last forever and issues with pipes can arise over time, repiping is often necessary at some point in the life of a plumbing system.

    A key factor in determining whether repiping is necessary is the age and type of pipe material. For supply lines, these materials include:
    • Brass : 80-100 year lifespan
    • Copper : 70-80 year lifespan
    • Galvanized Steel : 80-100 year lifespan
    Drain lines are usually made of one of the following materials:
    • Cast Iron 80-100 year lifespan
    • PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) 24-40 year lifespan
    The symptoms of damaged or deteriorating pipes that may need repiping include:
    • Low or inconsistent water pressure
    • Rust colored water
    • Dark flakes or debris in tap water
    • Leaks (higher than usual water bills are sometimes a symptom of a hidden water leak)
    If your home has PEX piping, it can be more prone to failure than other materials, and should be replaced.

    To determine if repiping is necessary a qualified plumber should inspect the supply and drain lines to determine what materials are used, the age of the pipes and the presence of any leaks or defects. For drain lines, a video camera is often used to get a more complete look at the condition of the pipes.

    Have questions abut your home's plumbing? Call Gibson's Heating and Plumbing, we're here to help.
    Written on Monday, 18 July 2016 18:32 in Plumbing
    Tags: repiping
    Read 38 times

Why Choose Gibson's?

Check Live operators – no answering machines Check We listen to your needs & talk in non-technical language
Check Convenient appointments made around your schedule Check We follow up to make sure you are 100% satisfied
Check Friendly, uniformed technicians Check We stand by everything we do – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Check We use floor protectors and thouroughly clean the work area  
 Live operators – no answering machines
 Convenient appointments made around your schedule
 Friendly, uniformed technicians
 We use floor protectors and thouroughly clean the work area
 We listen to your needs & talk in non-technical language
 We follow up to make sure you are 100% satisfied
 We stand by everything we do – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Request Service

If this is an emergency please call us at the number above.
You will receive a call back in the next hour, M-F between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm, or the next business day.

Powered by ChronoForms - ChronoEngine.com

Helping Hands