Repipe

 

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 re-pipe \ 1 : the action of repiping  2 : the action of replacing pipe in a structure with new modernized pipe

To repipe your home means you are replacing original pipe with new pipe. This can be the sewer drain pipe or the incoming fresh water supply pipe. Lucky’s plumbing offers both. This page is dedicated to the fresh water supply pipe in most cases original galvanized pipe.

If you have galvanized water pipe in your home it is time to replace it. Galvanized pipe when used to supply potable water has a 35 year life expectancy. All galvanized pipe still being used for drinking water in Houston Texas is past this life expectancy. If you have been living with galvanized pipe you already know. It is not a matter of “If” but a matter of “When” you are going to replace it.  Orange water in the bath tub is the most visual sign. Pin hole leaks spraying water causing secondary damage is the most expensive sign. Dripping faucets and running commodes are signs as well. The rust particles inside the galvanized pipe break free and chew up the internal components on faucets and commodes. This causes a treadmill effect of constant rebuilding these fixtures.  Removing & replacing the galvanized pipe is quite common today. PEX pipe has made this process much more affordable than in the past.

Crossed-linked polyethylene (PEX) a type of flexible plastic pipe which is currently replacing copper and galvanized steel pipe as water supply lines in both new construction and repiping projects.

In 1968 Thomas Engle a German scientist discovered a way to cross link plastic (polyethylene) through radiation to produce a much suppler form of the material. The new plastic, fashioned into flexible PEX pipe (also known as PEX tubing) arrived in the U.S. in the 1980s.

Since its introduction to the North America market crosslinked polyethylene or PEX has continually gained ground on rigid copper and CPVC water systems due to its superior flexibility, durability, and stable cost characteristics.

Uponer AquaPEX plumbing systems, featuring the durable ProPEX expansion fitting system, is the first choice for installers, home builders, and home owners looking for a product that will provide consistent reliability and performance.

Lucky’s Plumbing has the BEST repipe crew in the business today. We are the CLEANEST plumbers in Houston Texas GUARANTEED! We use drop clothes and cover everything. We use a hand saw to cut perfectly square holes to expose the old galvanized pipe. A power saw is much faster, but it also covers everything with white sheet rock dust. This white powder like residue is almost impossible to get out. We respect your home too much to do this. Lucky’s plumbing has been working with one of the BEST painters in Houston for over 10 years. That’s right our whole house repipe price includes replacing the sheet rock. Cutting the sheet rock in a perfect square also takes more time up front. However when the painter arrives, its much easier to replace the sheet rock to a paint ready condition matching the existing texture. If you get multiple quotes be aware of the companies that do NOT cover the sheet rock repair in their scope of work. In most cases they will cut more holes. The holes will NOT be cut perfectly square. Which means the painter will need to re-cut the holes making them square. Leaving YOU to pay more hidden cost.  At Lucky’s plumbing we have completed hundreds of repipes in the Greater Houston area. This is what makes us the Profesionals. We use the BEST materials available in the market today. From the Uponer PEX pipe to the Brasscraft quarter turn emergency shut off valves to the Brasscraft stainless steel flexible supply lines. We cut NO corners on material cost.

Lucky’s plumbing does all of this while you stay in your home. We arrive onsite at 8:30am to start work. We generally finish our day around 4:00pm. We will always leave you with at least one working bathroom with hot & cold water. The sheet rock repair begins on the last day of your project. The sheet rock repair usually takes 1-2 days. The repipe portion of the job usually takes about a week depending on how many fixtures we are repiping. We will NOT cut corners with the cleanliness of the job to finish faster.

The price is also calculated by fixture count not square foot. Please call 713.464.1921 today we will be happy to come and meet with you in person.  We will walk through and discuss your repipe project with you. Lucky’s plumbing always gives 100% GUARANTEED QUOTES not Estimates. The price we quote is the price you pay.

 

 

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