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Orange County Repiping

How Often Should a Homeowner Repipe?

The lifespan for certain plumbing pipes varies depending on the materiel it is made of. Over the years, many different types of piping systems have been manufactured. Things like sunlight exposure, improper installation, water pressure and quality, and corrosion. Here are a few different types of piping:

PEX Pipes

PEX piping  is made from crosslinked HDPE (high density polyethylene) polymer. Water will not corrode the inside of this pipe, unlike the following. The HDPE is melted and continuously extruded into tube. Pex piping is fairly new in the market, so the life expentancy is still not totally known. However, it is thought to have an average life expectancy of about 40-50 years depending on water quality, frequency of use and other factors.

PVC Pipes

PVC stands for PolyVinyl Chloride. PVC is a thermoplastic made of chlorine and carbon (derived predominantly from ethylene gas. PVC Pipes have a long lifespan of 50 years, while some plumbers will argue over 100 years.

Brass Pipes

Brass piping is is a thicker material that is usually joined by threaded fittings of the same size and pipe thread specifications. It is rarely used anymore. Some homes and buildings that still have brass pipes are in good condition 50-75 years later.

Galvanized Pipes

Galvanized pipes are actually steel pipes that are covered with a protective layer of zinc. Galvanized steel pipes can last some 30 to 40 years. If you think you may have galvanized piping, it would be wise to have a professional assess them.

Copper Pipes

Copper piping is bacteriostatic, meaning that it is resistant to bacterial growth, which keeps the water in your home clean. This is a popular choice because it has been proven in history to be dependable. Depending on water conditions, they could last anywhere from 40 to 60 years.

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Atlanta Repipe

Currently, homes are built with plumbing systems of PVC, PEX and copper. Polybutylene pipes were used in about 10 million homes and businesses from 1978 to 1995. In Georgia, there are now about a quarter of homes built in this time frame, that still have Polybutylene piping. Polybutylene piping was inexpensive and easy to install. Homeowners and plumbers were delightfully pleased with this new type of material. However, many consumers a decade later are paying the damage costs associated with pinhole leaks and burst waterlines from Polybutylene Piping. The reported problem with polybutylene is that it fails abruptly, without warning, and often fails catastrophically.

Unnoticed, these leaks can cause moisture inside the walls, under the house or slab leak in the foundation, all of which will cause a large amount of damage to ones home.

In most cases it took a few years for polybutylene systems to fail. While some leaked within a few years of installation, the majority of leaks started to occur in the 10-15 year time frame. The pipes began leaking due to corrosion from chlorine and chemicals commonly found in tap water.

The manufacturers of the pipes agreed in a 1995 class action lawsuit against manufacturers to cease production. Polybutylene has been removed from the National Building Codes list of acceptable plumbing supply line material in the United States and Canada.

The degree of deterioration is often undetected and hard to evaluate. This is because the damage comes from the interior of the pipe, rather than the exterior. The only long term answer is to completely replace the polybutylene plumbing.

AMA Repiping, LLC provides the highest quality work in the repiping industry. We offer the most experienced professionals for the best price.

AMA Repiping offers residential repiping in the following metro areas:

Contact us today and let one of our licensed, bonded experts give your home or business an extensive evaluation, explain your repiping solutions, and the best price – Guaranteed!


Home Repiping Process

Home Repiping Process

AMA Repiping provides a much less painful repiping experience than you think. Our specialty is working in completed homes. Our homes are usually occupied and you also will not be expected to move out during the repipe process. A full repipe generally takes about 3-5 days. We generally will first come out for an extensive inspection and provide you with an estimate.

After accepting the estimate, our repipers will prepare your home for the pipe replacement. The entire system is planned and all required plumbing system materials are purchased Our professionals will protect your home by use=ing runners to protect our work areas and floors. We always ensure that your furniture, floors, walls, and personal belongings are protected first. We will leave your home daily in a clean, livable condition and start new the following day.

We understand the value of your home and time. If your home is occupied, you will not be inconvenienced from our services.  Our crews will not only repipe your home, but will also respect it.

Expect for you floors, walls, and ceiling to be cut open to remove your faulty piping system. After the removal of your old system, we will repipe each section at a time. Then, we will complete several tests and adjustments to prove a completed, safe, and efficient installation. We always carefully repair any accesses we had to create to replace your pipes. Your walls will look better than new- with matched paint of course.

Large or small, residential or commercial, we have the professionals you need when it comes to repiping!

Call us at 1-866-262-1815 today for questions about the home repiping process or check out some testimonials from our satisfied customers.


Galvanized Piping Problems

Galvanized Piping- often used in the 1960s time frame, is a unreliable and unpredictable plumbing system in older homes. You might remember your parents or grandparents telling you to let the water run a minute or two before filling up your glass of water. There is a number of reasons people experience galvanized piping problems and may need their home repiped. Galvanized piping corrodes from the inside, this causes contaminates from the actual piping to creep into your drinking water. Ever have a metallic taste in your glass of ice water? It is probable zinc, rust, or lead. This is also why your water is discolored.

Not only do the insides of these pipes corrode, but the joints do too. This causes leaks in the system. Leaks can cause detrimental damage to your home and to you. The good news is you will probably get a clue when a piping system is going to fail. Most of our clients have reported reduced water pressure 6 months to a year before the system failed entirely.

If you have more questions or concerns regarding galvanized piping problems, you can find more facts here at AMA Repiping, or call up an AMA Repiping expert at (866) 262-1815.