About a year ago, I could tell that our home project was a little delayed. Our team of contractors had been struggling to work with some of their providers, so I decided to work with another team altogether. It was really frustrating, but I could tell that it was the right call to make. After we made the transition, the new staff got right to work addressing some of the most serious concerns. I wanted to create a blog all about understanding construction delays so that other people could see how difficult it can be to resolve them on your own. Check it out!
Whether you are looking to remodel or tired of the constant plumbing repairs, repiping your home is quite a significant project. It will take time and will cost you a neat sum to complete.
Keeping in mind what goes into a repiping project and the many benefits you can look forward to once it is done, it is crucial to get it right the first time. To that end, you will need to make some critical decisions. Among these decisions include the following.
1. Partial or Whole-House Repipe?
For starters, you will need to decide whether you will repipe only sections of your home or all of it. This is a decision for which you will need to factor in several considerations, including the extent of damage and your budget. Keep in mind that there is no reason why you cannot do your repiping in phases. Again, going for a whole-house repiping may come with additional requirements, including getting a permit.
2. Who to Hire for the Job
If you want to take on a DIY project, repiping your home is not it. Repiping involves doing so much, and only a plumber with professional training and experience should do the job.
Before settling on a particular plumber for your repiping project, thoroughly vet all potential hires. Find out what experience the plumber has with this type of project and, if possible, get to hear from previous clients what you can expect in terms of quality of workmanship and customer service.
3. Repiping Material
A professional plumber will use a combination of different pipes suited for the different environments and functions. In the end, it comes down to getting the balance between functionality and budget.
Each pipe material has its merits, and a professional plumber will know how to choose the right one for you. Copper pipes, for example, are very durable and known to be highly resistant to corrosion. For all their advantages, copper pipes are also the most expensive. CPVC pipes are strong, cheap, and hold up well where high temperatures are involved. The newest option, which is a PEX pipe, is more flexible, has excellent heat loss resistance, and generally lasts longer than CPVC pipes.
Be it partial or complete repiping, you need to ensure you hire an expert plumber for the job. Also, give proper thought to, and make an informed decision about, the type of piping material.
For more information, contact a company like Platinum Contracting, LLC.