Everything You Need To Know About Installing and Replacing Plumbing Pipes

Moore Home Services is proud to replace old and damaged plumbing pipes in properties around Santa Rosa with more efficient and improved ones. Sump pumps, fixtures, toilets, water softeners, and more are safe in our hands, allowing you, as a homeowner, utter peace of mind. Any older models, including water heaters, bathroom sinks, and garbage disposals, are susceptible to costly repairs. If you need to keep calling professionals for repairs, it is probably time for a replacement. Plumbing pipes that have reached or are coming to the end of their shelf life can be disastrous. Leaks, high energy bills, and frequent repair bills are true representations of the consequences of aged plumbing pipes. With Moore Home Services, take a deep breath and know that your new plumbing pipes have been installed by highly trained techs with over 20 years of experience. Every member of our friendly team is licensed, bonded, insured, and Diamond Certified. No novice will ever walk through your door from Moore Home Services. Plus, if you are unsatisfied with your new plumbing pipes and how they have been installed, Moore Home Services offers an unbeatable 12-month satisfaction guarantee. Our team is so expertly knowledgeable that we are happy to return every penny if you are not satisfied. If your plumbing pipes need replacing, retire them. Moore Home Services will replace and install new pipes in homes in Sonoma, Napa, and Marin counties.

Installing and Replacing Your Plumbing Pipes

  Have you noticed a sharp creep upward in your energy bills? Are you constantly on the phone calling for emergency plumbing repairs? Both are signs that your plumbing pipes are crying out for retirement. So, where do you start? What do you need to consider when installing and replacing your plumbing pipes? Here is everything you need to know.

Do You Research To Determine The Right Type of Pipes For Your Property

A significant number of homeowners believe that all plumbing pipes are the same. If this was the case, it is understandable why the cheapest option is often chosen. The reality is, though, that the material of your pipe makes a difference. When it becomes clear that different types of pipes have their own strengths and drawbacks, homeowners can become confused and overwhelmed with options. This is why it is essential to do your research and consider the material of your pipes. Plumbing pipes can be made from various materials, each offering a different benefit. The type of pipes you opt for should reflect your home’s priorities, your family’s preferences, and your budget. So, make sure you do your research and choose the type of pipes that will serve you best. Different pipes to consider include:
  • Copper plumbing pipes:Copper pipes are extremely popular because they are long-lasting. They are also highly resistant to corrosion.
  • PVC plumbing pipes: PVC pipes are great options for homeowners who are planning on installing their new plumbing pipes themselves due to their lightweight nature. That said, they require replacement considerably sooner than the alternatives. Stainless steel plumbing pipes: While stainless steel plumbing pipes look the part, they can be extremely expensive. However, this high price point reflects their quality. Stainless steel plumbing pipes are experts in resisting corrosion. Brass plumbing pipes: Brass plumbing pipes are excellent for rust resistance, particularly if they are made of 67% to 85% copper. This long-lasting material does not rust inside and will not cause any loss of friction inside the pipe.
With a large number of materials available for your plumbing pipes, it is important to factor this in prior to replacing your existing pipes.

Make Sure You Have All Of The Right Tools To Replace Your Plumbing Pipes

Along with professional expertise, tools are another reason why hiring an expert to replace your plumbing pipes is a wiser choice than doing it yourself. It is absolutely essential that the right tools are available to those completing the job. Without the appropriate tools (which must be in good condition), you may end up causing further damage, which, of course, adds stress and requires further emergency repairs. Not owning the right tools can be an extremely expensive error! With that in mind, before you begin the process (if you are choosing to replace your plumbing pipes yourself,) ensure you have the appropriate tools. This may include a good quality pipe wrench to tighten and loosen your pipes as well as potential replacement parts, such as washers.

Stock Up On The Appropriate Tube Clamps

With any plumbing project, tube clamps are a must-have. These tools (also known as ‘pipe clamps’) secure your pipes, resulting in essential stability. You need this stability to prevent your pipes from moving around during maintenance and to stop leaking.
Tube clamps are available in a wide range of sizes to accommodate the diameters of different pipes. Usually, they are made from highly durable materials, such as steel or plastic, so they can tolerate the pressure of water without breakage. With that in mind, make sure you measure the size of your pipes prior to purchasing your tube clamps. Consider, too, the material of your pipes so that the tube clamps will match well and result in stability and security. If you have clamped your pipe effectively, you will see a lower risk of a burst pipe or a leak. This will, in turn, allow you to save on the potentially expensive emergency repairs.

Take Notice Of How Your Water Pressure Works Inside Your Home’s System

If you are looking for a way to prevent leaks, save water, and ensure your appliances run well without huge energy bills, it is important to understand your water pressure. Water pressure is created by the flowing water’s force through your pipes and those pipes’ diameter. If the diameter of your pipes is small while the force your water uses to flow through your pipes is strong, your water pressure will be high. You should, too, take note of the placement of your home, factoring in the location of your water supply. This can have an effect on your water pressure. Don’t forget that there are more requirements for water and its flow in various places within your home. Your bathroom, for example, demands proper water pressure and temperature control in order to wash comfortably. Understand how your water pressure works inside your home and save yourself both time and potential errors.

Check That You Have Switched Off Your Water Supply While Working On Your Pipes

Whenever you are working on a plumbing project, you should turn off your water supply to steer clear of flooding. Leaky or burst pipes are a nightmare for every homeowner. When focused on a plumbing project, it can also take a little bit of time before you even notice flooding, at which point your possessions may have suffered from damage. The positive, though, is that there is a simple preventative measure you can take to avoid flooding. Simply switch off your main valve to the water supply before you begin tinkering with your plumbing. Knowing the water supply is officially switched off means you can get to work on your plumbing pipes without panicking that you will turn around to a flooded room.

Old Pipes Need Replacing To Avoid Costly Repairs And High Energy Bills

A replacement for your plumbing pipes is absolutely crucial if they have been in action beyond their shelf life.
The shelf life of your plumbing pipes will depend on the material they are made of. For example, PVC piping can require replacement after only 24 – 50 years. On the other hand, plumbing pipes made from brass or cast iron may need replacing only after 80 – 100 years. Unless your home is new or just a few years old, you should inspect your pipes for signs of age. Old plumbing pipes are more than just an eye sore. They also can be a very real hazard. That said, if you have the knowledge and expertise (as well as the right tools), you can cut and remove your pipes to install new ones. While it may feel uncomfortable to spend money on replacing your plumbing pipes, know that maintaining old ones will result in spending significantly more in the long run. Not only will you need to maintain a failing system with consistent and costly repairs, but it will have to work much harder than it should, burning more energy in the meantime. This, of course, is reflected in your energy bills. Whether you are repairing your plumbing pipes or replacing them entirely, make sure you are working with a qualified and licensed professional who has had experience in getting your home back on its feet quickly and safely.

Do Not Forget To Test For Leaks Before You Turn Your Water Supply Back On

Your water system plays a significant role in everyday life. Without it, you wouldn’t have access to clean water for cooking, washing, or drinking. So, it is important to make sure that your water system is working properly and without leaks.
If your pipes have recently experienced any changes, whether via a repair or a complete rehaul, do make sure you have tested them for any leaks prior to turning on your water supply. The risk of a leak comes with many consequences. Damage to your home and possessions is the most obvious one, but if left neglected, leaks can lead to mold, which is a health hazard for your household. Do not underestimate the trouble a small leak can cause. If left neglected, even a few drops can grow into a much bigger problem.

Santa Rosa Plumbing Pipes Replacement: Book Yours Today

While it is possible to replace your plumbing pipes yourself, it is not recommended. Ensuring you have the right tools can—for the most part—be more costly than hiring a professional. Factor in, too, that experience and speed are necessary for a plumbing project like pipe replacement, and it becomes clear that, for the vast majority of homeowners, it is far safer and more effective to call in the pros.
So, get in touch with a member of our expert and friendly team and allow us to replace and install new plumbing pipes for you in your Santa Rosa home.