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How Do I Know When I Should Repipe My House?

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Whole-home repiping can be a big decision. When you’re trying to decide whether to repipe your entire home or just make repairs, there are a few things that can help you to decide. 

The most important things are safety and reliability. Repiping your entire home will cost you more than a simple pipe repair, but it may be necessary if your home was built with unsafe materials or if they’re coming to the end of their lifespan. 

Here are some other factors to keep in mind:

What Materials Are Your Pipes Made Of?

Before you make a decision about whole-home repiping, it’s important to determine:

  • When your home was built
  • The material your pipes are made of
  • When your pipes were last replaced

Once you have that information, you can look at the lifespan of your pipes based on the materials used. 

Here are some of the most common materials used for piping, along with a brief glimpse into how long they usually last:

  • Brass: 70 years or more
  • Galvanized Steel: 50 years
  • Brass: 70 years or more
  • Iron: 100 years or more
  • PVC: 40 years
  • Lead: 100 years

Based on the lifespan of your materials, you may need a full replacement or you may only need repairs. It’s important not to ignore the age of your pipes as they may seem like they’re working fine, but if they are reaching the end of their lifespan, it might be better to prepare for replacement before they fail completely. 

Warning Signs That You Might Need Replacements

When it’s time to replace your pipes, you may start to see issues with your bathroom plumbing. Here are some of the things you may notice when you need new pipes throughout your home: 

  • Leaky or discolored pipes, especially if they occur in multiple places
  • Stains along your pipes or on the walls near your pipes
  • Flaking or dimpling

If you notice any of these signs, especially leaks, you may need to replace your pipes. 

Expert Whole-Home Repiping Services

Think you need whole home repiping? Reach out to the expert team at B&B Professional Plumbing and Air. We serve homeowners in Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco counties! Contact Us today to schedule a no-obligation estimate!

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Jason Mckee
Jason Mckee
November 13, 2021.
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Very professional team. This is a very well run company, by people that care. 5 stars.
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Chuck Zalac
November 12, 2021.
Verified
Had a water leak coming down an interior wall. Mike, Chris & Scotty were able to quickly assess and locate the source; then efficiently made repairs. They replaced a section of vent stack that was cracked; a difficult task but they were excellent. And they left the work area clean.
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Left Shoe
November 7, 2021.
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Extremely professional and always Considerate.
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Nancy Napoles
August 17, 2021.
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There when you need them. Courteous, professional services. I highly recommend this company.
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Normandy Woodward
August 7, 2021.
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Tom and Normandy Woodward are SUPER PLEASED with each step of B and B working with us to tackle many issues over the past two months. I have to say that at the top of our list in outstanding persons/help are Rocco the Overseer of Operations (amazing), Frank Garcia and his partner Matt (awesome), Brian the scheduler (top-notch) and Norman Nickelson (a gentle genius who brilliantly solved a persistent problem). These guys are as professional, courteous and efficient as I've ever seen.
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Melanie Kordana
July 3, 2021.
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The only true 24 hour plumber in Clearwater area!! My mom had plumbing emergency and we were able to reach the on call plumber at 3AM and he was there within a couple of hours and fixed the issue! So thankful for them!
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Janeen Fasulo
June 23, 2021.
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Mike was the absolute best, he understood that I was in a bind and went so far above and beyond what I expected and I am exceedingly grateful for his time and knowledge

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