Maintenance & Repairs
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With Decades of Experience in Plumbing Technology, We Have the Expert Advice You Need for Repiping Your Home or Business. When your home needs re-piping, we do the job right the first time.
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Jersey Plumbing Service is dedicated to your comfort and daily necessities. Our experienced technicians continue to train and educate themselves on the best and newest technologies in plumbing. Keep your home protected by quickly replacing failed piping.
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Longevity of Pipes
Nothing lasts forever. Plumbing pipes in your home are included in this. Fortunately, the majority of piping in home are made for long wear. However, erosion does occur and pipes may start to leak. Determining what kind of pipes you have in your home will help you in recognizing the right time to change these pipes.
To prevent health hazard, check for lead pipes. Lead pipes were used in the early 1900's and have a life expectancy of 100 years. These pipes are usually dull gray and the surface of the pope can be easily scratched with a knife or key. Have your water tested if suspected that your home has lead water pipes. If results show lead content at 15 parts per billion (15ppb) or more, pipes in your home will need to be replaced. Lead pipe poisoning can lead to abdominal pain, constipation, headaches, irritability, memory problems, instability to have children, and tingling in the hands and feet. If you have any of these symptoms acquire medical attention as soon as possible.
Knowing Your Pipes
Knowing what kind of pipes are in your home can be easily found on the home inspection report you received when you bought your home. If this is not easily found you can also bring in a licensed plumber to do an inspection of your plumbing system. With these inspections, we can state what kind of pipes you have in your house and give you a plan for any upgrades needed within the home.
Supply pipes are under constant pressure and therefore most likely to cause water damage when they leak. Brass pipes are good for 40-70+ years, Copper pipes are good for 50+ years and Galvanized Steel are good for 20-50 years. Drain lines last quite a bit longer than supply lines. Cast iron last for for 75-100 years, and Polyvinyl chloride (or PVC) last indefinitely. Just because your plumbing is older than the guidelines from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Residential Rehabilitation Inspection Guide do not essentially mean they need to be replaced. Well-maintained pipes may last longer. Areas with hard water (meaning water with high mineral content) or poorly maintained ones may fail sooner.
Signs of Failing Pluming
Obvious signs that your home has a plumbing problem be obvious pipe cracks, corrosion or leaks from the piping. Other signs include wet baseboards or the area behind the dishwasher or sinks, water-stained or warped flooring, and water tubing that is rust-colored can be a indicator of leaking or corroding pipes.
Low water pressure can indicate a clogged drain or a leak following the fixture. Pipe blockage that is trapped air can sound like a gurgling or rattling sound. Inspect crawl spaces and enclosed areas for dampness or mold for this is also an indication of pipes leaking. Always clear slow-moving drains with a plumber's "snake" as it indicates a blockage in the pipeline.
To Repair or Replace
Not all plumbing leaks require re-piping. Oftentimes, these leaks are localized to a short length of pipe, or more frequently, at the connection or joint of two pipes. If the majority of your plumbing is in good shape, a quick swap out of a joint or connection may be sufficient. In other cases, with corroding and failing water lines, replacing one section will simply increase the pressure on the next section causing cascading problems - potentially further into your walls.
When your pipes start to erode, it's best to replace them before they fail - as water damage can result in hefty mitigation bills including mold problems, structural damage, drywall damage and damage to your household belongings or appliances. Little fixes are temporary with bad pipes.
Occasionally, plumbing problems can be more than a simple fix can handle. When this happens it is time to re-pipe your home. Re-piping is the process by which all the cold and hot water pipes throughout the entire home are removed and replaced. Understandable, homeowners are reluctant to consider undertaking. Doing it all at once can be a more convenient and cost-effective option.
There are a couple questions that a homeowner can ask themselves when determining if re-piping is right for you. Is you home over 50 years old? Is there rust and/or minerals build up in your water? Are you having multiple pipe leaks? If your answer is yes to any of these questions it would be time to change out your pipes.
50+ years old: Galvanized steel was primarily used material in plumbing up through the mid-twentieth century. While strong, it generally succumbs to corrosion after about 50 years then needs replacing. Even though modern pipes won't last forever, homeowners should keep an eye on their plumbing systems that could be reaching the end of their lifespan.
Build up: Low water pressure and reddish-brown water coming out of the faucet are two foremost signs that rust and mineral buildup are in your pipes. Accumulating over time rust and minerals slowly begin to constrict the flow of water which leads to low water pressure. It takes a long time for this much buildup to occur. Unfortunately, by the time this is seen, it may be time to re-pipe. Red or brown water happens with bits of rust break off from the pipes into your water supply. This affects your water quality.
Multiple pipe leaks: Isolated pipe leaks occasionally can be expected from time to time. Frequent or recurring leaks may be a sign that the entire system is ready to be replaced. As much as a full re-piping may seem unnerving, it will be more cost effective than the expensive water bills associated with leaky pipes and constant fixing.
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