Pipe Repair & Re-Piping Seattle
Plumbing Pipe Repair & Re-Piping Services
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Does the look and taste of your water remind you of that “beer” you tasted at BumberShoot in ‘95? It’s time to get some mouthwash and call Rush Plumbing.
Repairing and re-piping your Seattle home or business is a critical step to fix or prevent compounding damage to your property. Whether you have galvanized or polyethylene pipes that have clogs, or leaks, your pipes could be corroded and need to be replaced. Trust Rush Plumbing to perform an efficient, high-quality internal pipe repair or replacement of your residential or commercial plumbing system.
Rush Plumbing’s Seattle plumbing repair specialists will perform a methodical camera inspection of the pipes leaving your home or business and create end-to-end solutions that fit your unique situation and budget. Some common methods we use are removal and replacement of the pipes, detection and repair of minor leaks, trenchless pipe-lining, chemical grouting, internal pipe seals, slip lining, Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP), pipe bursting and others.
Whatever plumbing pipe repair solution is right for your residential home or commercial business, we are standing by with tried-and-true processes, tools, and technology to get the job done right the first time. From the moment you book your appointment, our experienced team of water, sewer, and commercial plumbing specialists work bell-to-bell to fix your plumbing issues and make you feel like you’re our only customer.
If you are considering renovating old piping in your home, or you need extensive plumbing repairs, you may want to consider installation of PEX piping for additional savings and reassurance of safety and reliability. Call Rush Plumbing, Inc. today to discuss the possibility of using PEX piping for your home or commercial building. We will fit the best re-piping solution to your situation.
What are the benefits of repairing or replacing your homes pipes?
- Clean clear water without rust or odor
- Increased water pressure allowing you to use multiple faucets at one time
- Stable water temperature even when using multiple faucets at one time
- Peace of mind in a sound investment into your home and lower water bills
- Increased property value and distinct home selling point
First thing is to figure out why we are re-piping so that when we re-pipe it won’t ever have to be done again. Is this due to a leak? A crack? Pipe erosion?
Second is preparation, you want to plan for having no water for a period of time and if it will be overnight you will want to make sure you are ready for it. Clearing out bathroom and kitchen cabinets is ideal but we don’t mind doing.
So its time for us to get started. We are first going to go through the home and set up our home protection. This will include carpets, drop cloths, and plastic where applicable. Now we will go through and start opening walls and ceilings as needed for access to the areas where we are repiping taking special care of your home when doing so. Then we will be removing the old piping and cleaning up all messes from this step so we can start the next step.
What’s the difference between plumbing re-piping and pipe repair?
Re-piping and pipe repair are both common plumbing pipe services performed to fix broken, old, or leaky pipes. Here are some basic differences between the two:
- Pipe Repair—Pipe repair is a temporary fix. It’s better for smaller issues, like infrequent, minor leaks. It involves fixing a specific section of pipe, wherever the leaky pipe issue is occurring.
- Re-piping—Re-piping is a permanent solution to a recurring issue or a larger problem. It involves completely replacing the entire piping system in your home. Re-piping may involve installing new copper or PEX piping or relining the pipes with an epoxy material.
Which one do you need?
It can be hard to tell which one of the two methods is right for your home. This is why we recommend having your pipes inspected by a licensed plumber, who can determine the right cause and solution. Here are a couple of appropriate situations for each one:
- Pipe Repair—If your pipe bursts, it’s considered a plumbing emergency and will be need to be fixed as soon as possible. In these cases, a pipe repair is in your best interest, as it can provide you with a faster solution than re-piping.
- Re-piping—If your pipes were installed before the 1960s, they were likely made with galvanized steel piping and are prone to corrosion. You may want to consider re-piping for a more efficient system. Also, if your pipes were not installed correctly or are not up to code, you’ll want to re-pipe.
What are some of the warning signs?
- Low water pressure in one part of your home or building
- Rusty water coming out of faucets or toilet
- Water leaking through your foundation
- Sound of water running even when faucets are closed
- Unusually high water bills