When all is right with your plumbing, water lines bring water to the fixtures and appliances in your home; sewer lines transport waste and used water away.
When corrosion sets in, pipes begin to leak. Leaking pipes lead to health risks and devastating water damage that will rot and ruin your home.
Repiping, your home is the only viable, long-term solution to corroded, leaking pipes and the only way to divert widespread damage.
Repiping Forecasted For Homes Built Prior To The 1970’s.
The evolution of the plumbing industry has taken its toll on older homes. Many of the materials that were popular in the past are now obsolete and wreaking havoc in the homes they were used in.
Repiping is a big job that we don’t take lightly. We minimize the disruption to your home by:
- Dedicating a specialized Wisler team to your project.
- Setting clear timelines - start to finish - and stick to them. Guaranteed.
- Working with you so that you can live in your home, with working facilities, while your home is being repiped.
- Sticking to our "Straight Forward Pricing." The price on your invoice will be exactly the same price that we quoted you. Guaranteed.
- Minimizing the financial pressure with financing options
Heed The Warning Signs
Beware Of Obsolete Pipes
Commonly used in sewer piping in homes built in the 1800's to early 1900's, clay pipes have a propensity to crack with age. These fractures allow roots, dirt, and the like to invade and eventually clog the sewer line that is sitting below your beautiful lawn.
Made from tarpaper, Organgeburg piping was used in sewer systems built between 1945-1972 and as a matter of course, they are decaying to the point of collapse. If you see indentations in your lawn where your sewer line should be grab your phone and call us!
The piping of choice for many homes built in the 1930’s through to the 1950’s, galvanized piping. Time has determined that galvanized piping rusts, leaving a thick sediment that will eventually choke off the flow of water.
Used in homes built before 1986. Acidic, corrosive, low PH water can leach the lead from pipes and dissolve into the water. Prolonged exposure to lead is a health risk that can damage the nervous system, and lead to other problems including learning disabilities and hearing impairment.
Types of Water Lines
Copper - the downside of this tried and true material is that it will break down and become thin if you have poor water quality or if it’s not installed properly. As it breaks down pinhole leaks will cause damage to your home.
CPVC – a type of plastic, CPVC pipes are a creamy color and often have a yellow line going through them.
Quest Polybutylene is a gray plastic pipe that looks similar to PVC but has a different chemical makeup that did not hold up and as a result, they are no longer being manufactured.
PEX Piping - classified by the manufacturing process and installation methods, there are three types of PEX piping:
NSF Standard 61 approved PEX-A is our number 1 choice because:
- it won’t breakdown
- it’s completely safe for
- it’s backed by a 20-year warranty
- its fool-proof fittings are the most dependable and resistant to potential leaks
Types of Sewer Lines
Cast iron - extremely durable, cast iron pipes generally have a long life. However, being metal, chemicals dumped down the drain can cause them to corrode and deteriorate.
PVC - due to its durability it’s currently the most commonly used pipe for drainage, irrigation, and other cold water systems
We prefer to use Schedule 40 PVC pipe because it is strong, rigid, and stands up to pressure applications.
No Worries. There's No Quiz.
There’s no quiz. We just wanted you to know some of the things we take into consideration when we’re diagnosing the plumbing problem in your home and determining what we need to do to solve it for you.