The Advantages of Having Your Home’s Water Pipes Replaced
During February of this year, Texas experienced unprecedented freezing temperatures due to the polar vortex shifting southward. An unusually low jet stream enabled extremely cold air to invade the state, leading to widespread power outages and significant damage to the municipal infrastructure. Being left without the ability to heat their homes, residents experienced frozen pipes, which eventually burst and caused extensive water damage to structures throughout the entire state.
If you were one of the many citizens that experienced the problems caused by a burst pipe inside the home, it is a good time to consider a whole-home repiping. Even if you were fortunate enough to escape the damage caused by freezing pipes, it is still a great idea to have your home’s plumbing system replaced. Take a look at one of our previous blogs here to learn more about common signs of a damaged plumbing system.
Here we will discuss some of the benefits of having a whole home repiping.
Increased Water Pressure
One of the first things you’ll notice after having the plumbing in your home replaced is an increase in water pressure. Older pipes tend to have internal corrosion and a build-up of residue from your water supply. Over time, these accumulations can negatively impact the water pressure inside your home.
Older pipes are more susceptible to small leaks, which also affect the pressure of water. Having a whole-home repiping eliminates the problems you’ve been experiencing with your old plumbing system, allowing you to enjoy improved water pressure to your faucets, appliances, and shower.
If your home has old plumbing, the pipes are more prone to unexpected leaks. Whether they are pinhole leaks or large pipe failures, these incidents can cause significant trouble to a homeowner. Mold and mildew are more prevalent in homes with older pipes, and the risk of substantial water damage from a serious leak cannot be ignored. With a whole-house repiping performed on your home, you can rest assured that your new pipes are in excellent condition and the risk of a water leak is reduced dramatically.
Added Home Value
As with most home upgrades, a whole-home repiping will increase the value of your home. Just like when a homeowner replaces an old knob and tube electrical system with new wiring, replacing old and corroded pipes with new piping will improve your home’s value. This is especially important if you ever consider selling your home, as potential buyers will be particularly interested in homes with new plumbing systems.
Older pipes are prone to rust and corrosion, which can be carried in the water to your faucets, appliances, and shower. Rust and other elements pose a threat to the health and safety of yourself and your loved ones. By having your home repiped, you eliminate the danger posed by rust and other pollutants in your plumbing system.
Upgrade Your Home’s Pipes With a Whole-House Repiping From Aberle Plumbing
At Aberle Plumbing, we realize how important having safe and reliable piping for your home is. We use high-quality Uponor Pex pipe for our repiping jobs. This superior piping is rated for expansion, greatly reducing the possibility of bursting during a freezing temperature. It also comes with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.
Take a look at how Uponor Pex pipe compares to other piping materials:
Aberle Plumbing will also offer half-off a tankless water heater when you get your home repiped with us. If you were adversely affected by this year’s winter storms or simply want to upgrade your existing plumbing system, contact the professionals at Aberle Plumbing for high-quality repiping services today!