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Older Homes and Plumbing Issues: Repiping as a Solution

There are many reasons why repiping is the proven solution for older homes. The main reason is that repiping can extend the life of the property by fixing or preventing any water-related problems. By fixing the water infrastructure, you also ensure that your property is up to code. Here are the other reasons repiping is the best solution:

Why consider repiping for older homes?

Fixing Pipe Leaks

Aging pipes are more likely to leak, which can cause extensive water damage to your property. Repiping will fix any leaks in your pipes, preventing any further water damage. If you experience numerous leaks in a short period, you may need to repipe plumbing on your property to address the source of the leaks.

Preventing Water Damage

Water damage is one of the most common problems with aging properties. Repiping can help prevent water damage by fixing any leaks in your pipes.

Bringing Your Property Up to Code

Many older properties do not meet the current building codes. Repiping can bring your property up to code, ensuring that your property is safe and up to date.

Improving Water Pressure

Low water pressure can be a common problem with aging pipes. Repiping can improve your water pressure, making it easier to get your water where you need it.

Improving Your Water Quality

Aging pipes can often lead to poor water quality. Repiping can improve your water quality, making it safer and more refreshing to drink.

Updating the Water Infrastructure

Older properties may not have the latest water infrastructure which can lead to problems such as leaks and water pressure problems. Repiping can update the water infrastructure and fix any existing problems.

The Signs an Older Home Needs Repiping

If you are experiencing any of the following problems, your property may need repiping:

  • Leaky pipes
  • Water pressure problems
  • Rusty or discolored water
  • Bad-tasting or smelling water

Call a plumber to assess your property if you are experiencing any of these problems.

What Your Tenant Should Expect From Repiping

Your tenant may experience some issues during repiping due to the water service disruption. You can help minimize any tenant inconvenience by taking the following steps:

Provide Your Tenant with Information about Repiping

Before repiping begins, be sure to inform your tenant about the upcoming repiping. You can inform your tenant about the project and how it may affect their water service.

You can also inform your tenant of the date that they will be required to relocate due to the repiping temporarily. This will ensure that they are prepared for any issues that may affect them.

Allow Your Tenant Time to Relocate During Repiping

Be sure to give your tenant sufficient time to relocate for repiping. Your tenant may need to move quickly, so provide them with at least a day’s notice.

Before advising your tenant of the mandatory move, be sure that the required move-out time has been agreed upon in your lease. Ensure that you provide your tenant with all the information they need, including information about the temporary relocation company.

The Bottomline

Repiping is a great way to fix any piping issues on your property. Repiping can extend the life of your property and ensure that it is up to code. It can also improve your property’s water pressure and quality.

It is important to remember that repiping is only the best option for properties that have already gone through the initial stages of aging. If your property is currently aging and you haven’t repiped yet, contact your plumber today.

Do you need help with repipe plumbing? New Pipes Inc. is a professional plumbing, heating, and cooling company. Get in touch with us.

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