If you seem to be facing one pipe repair after another, it may just be that the pipes in your home are nearing the end of their life. It is a common misconception that pipes last forever since there isn’t a material yet devised for making pipes that can do that. At some point or another, putting money into repairing leaky water pipes is just throwing money away. The best solution is to have your home re-piped. If you have an older home that has piping that could contain lead, this is something you should do even if you are not experiencing leaky water pipes.
A popular material these days for replacing leaky water pipes is PEX tubing. PEX is crosslinked polyethylene and it has many advantages over other types of piping, such as copper, iron, or PVC. One of the best things is that it is flexible enough to snake through your home without needing elbow fittings and other connectors. The less fittings, the less chances for leaks down the road. It is also more resistant to freeze breakage making it ideal for colder climates.
If you are experiencing leaky water pipes and are wondering if pipe replacement is the way to go, give us a call at Minyard Plumbing, Inc. We’ll be happy to assess your home’s plumbing system to let you know its condition and advise you on whether or not you could expect more leaky water pipes going forward. We have more than 35 years of experience serving the Hickory, North Carolina area, so you can count on us for an honest assessment and quality work.