You might notice when filling the bath or when taking a shower that your water doesn’t flow as quickly or with as much pressure as you would expect. On the other hand, you might have grown so accustomed to your own home’s low water pressure that only after visiting someone with adequate water pressure can you see the difference. How ever it is discover, low water pressure is an indication that you need to contact a plumbing company, who may, in turn, suggest that you take advantage of their copper repiping service.
Prior to copper piping becoming popular, galvanized piping was the norm. Although preferable to lead pipes, which can leach into a home’s water supply, galvanized pipe, as it ages, corrodes and rusts on the inside, decreasing the pipe’s interior volume. Eventually the rust reaches the outside of the pipe resulting in a leak and you have to call a plumber. If your water pressure is low, you may very well already be on the road to needing a copper repiping service.
If pipes are corroded on the inside, to the point of lowering water pressure to the taps, re-piping will improve the water quality as well as reduce the long wait for the washer to fill up. For those who feel they cannot afford the expense of a copper repiping service, and are willing to put up with waiting for the washer, bath and sink to slowly fill, think again. Switching to copper pipes cuts expenses as well as inconvenience. Old non-copper piping often delivers discolored water that tastes funny. With copper pipes, your tap water, which galvanized pipes had rendered undrinkable due to taste or unappealing appearance, is once again drinkable. That eliminates the need to buy bottled water, saving money as well as well as the environment.
Moreover, if you have experienced leaks from your old galvanized pipes, or even old copper pipes, you can expect regularly, and with increasing frequency, to have to call a plumber to stop water pipe leaks. It will not take very many occurrences of having your pipes repaired before you will be wishing you had called someone who provides copper repiping service and proactively fixed your plumbing problems.
When you trust the SGS Plumbing and Retrofitting copper repiping service, you are using a plumbing company that can handle all of your plumbing needs. If any problems arise beyond the repiping, we can handle them. We can advise and give estimates for other plumbing projects you may be considering for the future, as well as answer any and all of your plumbing related questions. As a local plumbing service, we know the local regulations/codes that must be adhered to, including those related to earthquake protection. Our plumbers are professional, courteous and respectful of your home. Additionally, our employees are all thoroughly vetted before being sent out into the field.
If you think your pipes are holding down your water pressure, your water is discolored or you have had more than one leaking water pipe you may need a copper repiping service in your future. For copper repiping call SGS Plumbing and Retrofitting at 310-664-8777.