The idea of repiping your home can be scary to many homeowners. The work involved and perceived cost can seriously dissuade anyone from investing in this service. But the fact is, repiping is often the better choice in many instances. Homes in Lansing and East Lansing, MI can rely on The Meridian Company to provide them with the best advice on whether to repair or replace their pipes.
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Signs you Should Repipe
If the idea of repiping your home is daunting, consider this: in many cases, replacing older pipes with a new, more efficient system will result in considerable monthly savings. Some signs that you need to consider replacing your pipes include:
- Noticing a change in the color of your water.
- Experiencing bad tasting or bad smelling water.
- Rising water bills.
- If there is a change in your water pressure.
If repiping services are necessary, the experts at The Meridian Company can walk you through the process and explain each step, making sure you are comfortable and confident in your decision.
PEX vs. Copper
Two main piping materials are standard in the industry. Both offer benefits and advantages such as removing any metallic taste from your water. There are, however, some differences that would make one type better over the other for certain homeowners.
- Inexpensive to install.
- Flexible material makes it easy to install and repair if needed.
- Cannot be connected directly to a water heater.
- Sensitive to UV light and, therefore, cannot be used outside.
- Lasts longer than PEX.
- Strong and sturdy, joints will not sag.
- Is not prone to leak.
- The upfront cost to install it is more expensive.
Sometimes a full repiping service is not necessary! If you have a burst pipe at home, learn about the best options for you by reaching out to us today!
Cast Iron vs. PVC Drain Pipes
When it comes to replacing your drainage pipes, the two most popular pipe materials used in Michigan are PVC and cast iron. Just like the previous "PEX vs. Copper" discussion, cast iron and PVC each have benefits and drawbacks.
Cast iron pipes are sturdier than PVC, and quieter. They are also more difficult to install, so the process may take longer and be more expensive.
On the other hand, PVC pipes are lighter weight, easier to install and more cost effective, but they are not as durable as cast iron.
If you're not sure which material would be the best choice for your drain repipe, call our plumbers today for guidance!
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- Respect: We treat your property as if it’s our own, with respect.