Griffith PlumbingRepipe Services in the Frederick, MD
Turn to the experts at Griffith Plumbing for repipe services you can count on in the Frederick, MD, region. We have worked with many homeowners to change out bad piping, install new systems, and replace existing pipe whenever needed. Experienced professionals always complete our whole home repiping service, and we do the work right the first time.
Repiping a house is a complex task, but it can be a worthwhile investment. Old-fashioned materials such as copper and galvanized steel pipes have worked well, but new technologies are both durable and less expensive to install. Our repipe specialists use PEX tubing, a form of flexible plastic pipe that has become a very popular choice for homes throughout the region. PEX pipe can be installed easily, and it comes in different forms, suited to different applications. Our specialists will be glad to talk you through all the options to see which may be right for your home.
Whole house plumbing problems
There are a number of different problems that can arise in a home plumbing system. Some of these are considered a possible “whole house” issue, and in these cases we tend to recommend a full change out of the existing plumbing. Some examples of these types of problems include:
Advanced age—Very old homes may need upgraded pipes, simply due to the stresses and strains put on the pipe and connections over time.
Burst pipes—Every year we get a rash of calls when homeowners have experienced burst pipes after a cold snap and the inevitable thaw. When this problem has affected numerous pipes throughout the house, we often suggest a whole house repiping to make sure the problem is completely resolved.
Clogs and backups—Over time, pipes can become clogged and run poorly because of that. This is especially true of galvanized pipe. In these situations replacing the pipe can take care of the issue completely.
Why repipe your house?
There are two primary reasons to consider repiping a house. The first reason is because there is an existing problem that needs to be addressed. Often, if there is an issue with some of the pipes in a home, there may be an issue with all of them. In many of these cases the average cost to repipe a house can be less expensive than having to repipe plumbing a little bit at a time as things break, burst, or clog. Our professional team can help you decide if changing out your existing plumbing makes more sense than fixing things as you go once you’ve had an issue crop up.
The other reason to contact repipe specialists for an evaluation is to prevent problems from happening in the first place. If you’re planning to add on to the current plumbing by doing an addition or expanding your living space in the basement, it can be smart to repipe plumbing while you’re already doing the work. Another thing to consider is the age of the house, and how long you plan to live there. If you are in an older home and intend to stay there, repiping can be a great investment. Feel free to call our office to get an estimate.
Contact us for a repiping estimate today!