Knoxville Repiping Services
Comprehensive Plumbing System Replacement
Like all systems that receive frequent, ongoing use, plumbing systems can’t and don’t last forever. Eventually, you will need to have your plumbing system replaced. While this can seem like a massive undertaking, the process doesn’t have to be a huge headache.
At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Knoxville, we offer comprehensive Knoxville re-plumbing services for home and business owners. Our expertly trained plumbing technicians rely on advanced re-piping techniques and state-of-the-art materials in order to provide you with superior solutions that last.
Contact us online or call (865) 328-4965 to learn more. Our friendly, knowledgeable team can answer your questions and get you set up with an appointment.
Signs Your Home’s Plumbing System Should Be Replaced
Completely replacing your home or commercial property’s plumbing system is a big project and not something you want to take on before it’s truly necessary. That being said, if you’re experiencing frequent plumbing problems, such as hidden water leaks or frequent clogs, re-piping your home or business can ultimately save you money, time, and stress in the long-run.
Here are some signs that your plumbing system may need to be replaced:
- Your Pipes Are Old: Copper pipes tend to last about 70-80 years, whereas brass and galvanized steel pipes can last anywhere from 80-100 years. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) drain lines, meanwhile, typically last about 25-40 years. A well-maintained plumbing system will last longer than one that is neglected, but if your pipes are old and haven’t been maintained, it might be time to start considering replacement.
- Your Pipes Are Unsafe: Lead pipes, which were popular in the early 1900s, should be replaced right away, regardless of age. Pipes made of this material can leach lead into your water supply, potentially posing a serious health risk to you and your family. Similarly, polybutylene pipes, which were popular in the 1970s and 80s, are highly prone to damage and should be replaced as soon as possible.
- Your Pipes Keep Giving You Trouble: One of the biggest indicators that it’s time to replace your plumbing system is frequent plumbing issues caused by old, corroded, damaged, or deteriorating pipes. Inspect any exposed pipes (check crawlspaces or basements) to assess whether there is any visible discoloration, dimples, stains, flaking, or other signs of damage.
Your best bet is to call a professional plumber who can inspect your home or commercial property’s plumbing system and determine whether re-plumbing is necessary. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Knoxville, we only offer our honest, expert recommendations and we never conduct any work without your prior approval.
How It Works
The process of re-plumbing will depend on the extent of re-plumbing that needs to be done, as well as which pipes need to be replaced. However, replacing hidden pipes is not necessarily more destructive or time-consuming than replacing pipes that are exposed.
At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Knoxville, we use state-of-the-art technology and high-quality products in order to provide you with superior re-plumbing services in Knoxville and the surrounding areas. Our team can help you find an ideal solution, including minimally invasive, non-destructive re-piping options.
To learn more, call us at (800) 259-7705 or submit an online contact form.