Got A Problem With Your Pipes? Then Let The Experts In Repipe In Houston Handle It For You
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.
About Galvanized Pipes And Repiping
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. Pinhole 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.
PEX is a type of durable and high density plastic that is becoming a popular repipe material in the United States today. The beauty of using PEX is that this pipe is versatile, it requires less fittings, and the installation is not that labor intensive compared to rigid metal pipes. And because PEX is made of durable plastic, it is not susceptible to corrosion, scale, freeze, and pinhole leak issues that is commonly associated with traditional pipes.
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 homeowners looking for a product that will provide consistent reliability and performance.
Why Consider Repiping?
The simplest answer to this question is that a repipe offers a permanent fix to your water issues and it saves you money as well. Of course, you may not feel the difference in terms of cost at first, but come to think of it you are eliminating all the fees that you have to pay for repair and maintenance. So you are actually saving money in the process.
A repipe procedure should be strongly considered if you are experiencing any of the following problems:
Low Water Pressure
This is an indicator of early plumbing issues. Over time, the interiors of the galvanized pipes have developed corrosion and scale buildup that restricts the flow of water. And because the pressure from the main pipe is always constant, the force of the water pressure from the corroded pipes will eventually result in leaks, which, in turn can ruin your walls and may cause molds to develop.
Scalding During Shower Or If You Flush The Toilet
This happens because of the inhibited flow due to internal corrosion of your pipes. A leaky pipe will cause cold water to be drained and leaving only hot water which is obviously too “hot” to handle every time you take a bath or a bathroom break.
Pinhole Or Slab Leaks
Homes with slab foundation might be vulnerable to developing Pinhole or slab leaks, causing water damage and mildew which can cost you thousands of dollars to repair.
Yellow Or Rust-Colored Water
Having rusty water is a sure sign of internal corrosion. And not only will it contaminate the water that you drink, but also the supply for cleaning and bathing. Not only that, but it will also cause your clothes to stain every time you wash them in your washing machine and the lifespan of your water filters will also be reduced.
And like other indicators, having discolored water means that you have to deal with expenditures due to repairs. Good thing a PEX repipe can solve this issue effectively and it can be properly handled by experts in repiping in Houston like us.
Your Plumbing System Is Over 5 Years Old And Needs Immediate Repiping
Conventional pipes are prone to wear and tear as they age. And this is because they are usually made from low-grade materials like galvanized steel, copper, polybutylene, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which are not that durable and will require periodic replacement from time to time.
In fact, polybutylene pipes are known as ‘ticking time bombs’ to most plumbers because they are bound to fail over time and will cost you a great deal of money for repairs. Therefore, it is recommended to have your pipe replaced by means of repiping and eliminate this problem once and for all.
Why Choose Lucky’s Plumbing To Do The Repipe For You?
Lucky’s Plumbing has the BEST repiping company in Houston and the most qualified 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, it’s 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 Professionals. 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. And as experts in repipe in Houston, we will be more than willing to walk you through the process and discuss your repipe project that we are going to do. Lucky’s Plumbing always gives 100% GUARANTEED QUOTES, not Estimates. The price we quote is the price you pay.
Our Company Offers The Superior Quality Repipe Servicing And Repiping Materials
An issue with your plumbing system is just like a progressive disease – it can only get worse! So the most practical solution is to detect these problems early before they can cause serious damage to your pipes and pocket. Lucky’s Plumbing offers the industry’s leading repipe in Houston and we use high quality Uponer AquaPEX, featuring the durable ProPEX expansion fitting system to fix your plumbing issues permanently!
Lucky’s Plumbing Is Your Go-To Repipe In Houston For All Your Plumbing Issues Because:
- We are a family-owned and operated company who do a hands-on approach in every project that we take.
- All of our employees are highly-trained and dedicated in handling all repiping jobs.
- Most of the repiping projects can be completed in 1 day.
- Your floors and walls are fully protected and we even patch your walls if needed.
- We are the CLEANEST plumbers in Houston Texas GUARANTEED!
Create your own luck. Call the best repipe in Houston today!