Piping & Repiping Services in Knoxville
Replacing & Installing New Pipes for Your Home
Is the pipework in your home aging, corroded, and full of leaks? To install new pipes or replace old ones in your home, a great deal of plumbing knowledge and tools are required. This is definitely a plumbing job you won’t want to DYI. Leave it up to our professional licensed plumbers, so you can know it will be done right the first time.
When Should You Repipe Your Knoxville Home?
A problem with your home’s plumbing system doesn’t necessarily mean you need to repipe the entire thing. It might be just a quick or isolated issue that our plumbers can repair for you. Repiping is usually reserved for severe or widespread problems that need to be addressed completely.
- Your pipes are deeply corroded or discolored
- Your home’s water is hard and a water softener cannot fix it
- Significant clogs have been caused by mineral buildup
- Cracks are forming throughout your home’s pipework
Older homes in Knoxville may have been constructed with materials that no longer meet local plumbing regulations. Repiping also becomes necessary if this is the case for your home. Materials tend to fall out of regulatory favor as better materials are developed. Newer materials are less likely to corrode, clog due to mineral deposits, or contaminate your potable water due to these problems.
At What Temperatures Do Pipes Burst?
While there is no magical number at which all pipes burst, it’s generally acknowledged that most pipe-bursting occurs when the weather is 20 degrees Fahrenheit or less. Once temps drop below this number, the probability of pipes freezing over increases.
On average it takes about 4 to 5 hours for pipes to freeze and burst, especially if they have no source of heat. Because this usually takes place outdoors, it can be difficult to know if your pipes have burst. That’s why taking preventative measure before winter will prevent leaks and protect your plumbing.
Replacing or Installing All Types of Pipes
There are several piping materials that can be used in your home today. It is likely that your home actually has pipes made of different materials as they connect to different fixtures and outlets. For example, the pipes leading to and from your water heater might be an entirely separate kind compared to those that lead to and from your toilet. Whatever type of pipes are in your home, you don’t have to worry if they can be fixed or replaced, though. The Plumbing Authority can work on them all!
We can work on and replace the following types of pipes:
- Galvanized steel
Key Benefit of Repiping: Water Bill Savings
If you have noticed that your water bill is hiking up slowly and you don’t know why, it is probably related to a leak somewhere in your home’s pipework. Repiping problem areas in your plumbing – identified through our leak detection services – is a great way to get all leaks under control. Depending on how much needs to be repiped, it is possible that the repiping service itself ends up costing less than the water you waste due to a leak in a given year.