Repipe & Repiping Services

Residential Repiping

As buildings age, so do their plumbing systems, which act as the circulatory system for homes and commercial properties.

These pipes serve as the “arteries” and “veins” that supply potable water, vital for the structure’s functionality. When old galvanized metal pipes corrode or poor-quality copper develops leaks, it becomes crucial to replace the entire pipe network to avoid potential catastrophic losses due to leaks.

Plumbing issues only worsen over time, never improve, resembling a degenerative ailment. Even well-designed and robust systems eventually deteriorate, leading to costly problems such as leaks and flooding.

The best solution is to detect potential faults early and address them before they cause significant damage.

At Emerson  Plumbing, we possess the expertise and technology to detect leak sources and provide complete repiping services using top-grade CLASS L copper or PEX materials.

How do you know if you need to repipe your home?

For homes older than 20 years, there’s a possibility of corroded or leaky pipes that could eventually result in severe problems. Galvanized steel plumbing and low-quality, thinner copper pipes (commonly used by cost-saving developers) can deteriorate within two decades, potentially causing extensive flood or water damage costing thousands of dollars.

Indicators that your pipes are “past their prime,” and that you should consider repiping:

Your water pressure is poor

Low water pressure is a clear and frequent indicator that a repipe may be necessary. If you experience poor water pressure during activities like showering or get scalded when someone flushes the toilet, it could be a sign that repiping is needed.

You have a leak

A visible leaky pipe raises concerns about the presence of similar leaks in unseen areas of your house. While it’s necessary to replace the compromised visible pipe, there may be a need to replace all the pipes underneath your home or within your walls.

You spot Brown or yellow water

When your water initially appears discolored but clears up after running for a few seconds, it indicates a piping issue. A red tint in the water is often a sign of rusty pipes. If you notice brown, reddish, or yellow-colored water from your faucets, it means your water is mixing with rust.

You hear creaking or banging

Rattling or noisy pipes while using water is often an indication that they require replacement. Pay attention to any sounds coming from your pipes or if you can hear water movement when the house is quiet.