Plumbing Repairs & Maintenance
Are you constantly spending money to repair leaking pipes? In many of these cases, a repiping service is a more efficient and economical solution.
The idea of repiping your home can be scary to many homeowners. The work involved and perceived cost can seriously dissuade anyone from investing in this service. But the fact is, repiping is often the better choice in many instances.
Signs you Should Repipe
If the idea of repiping your home is daunting, consider this: in many cases, replacing older pipes with a new, more efficient system will result in considerable monthly savings. Some signs that you need to consider replacing your pipes include:
- Noticing a change in the colour of your water
- Experiencing bad tasting or bad smelling water
- Rising water bills
- If there is a change in your water pressure
If repiping services are necessary, the experts at Cardinal Plumbing & Electric can walk you through the process and explain each step, making sure you are comfortable and confident in your decision.
PEX vs. Copper
Two main piping materials are standard in the industry. Both offer benefits and advantages such as removing any metallic taste from your water. There are, however, some differences that would make one type better over the other for certain homeowners.
- Inexpensive to install
- Flexible material makes it easy to install and repair if needed
- Cannot be connected directly to a water heater
- Sensitive to UV light and, therefore, cannot be used outside
- Lasts longer than PEX
- Strong and sturdy, joints will not sag
- Is not prone to leak
- The upfront cost to install it is more expensive
Sometimes a full repiping service is not necessary. If you have a burst pipe at home, learn about the best options for you by reaching out to us today! We provide the Peterborough area with high quality plumbing services to address any issues people may have with their systems.
“I couldn't have asked for more friendly and prompt service. They completed a ton of work quickly and left the area cleaner than before! I will definitely be calling on Cardinal Plumbing & Electric again.”- Nicole M.
“Technicians were both very knowledgeable and clearly explained our options, with estimates, before starting. Kevin and Jaden were very professional, courteous, respectful and friendly. We were so happy to have all our repairs done in one afternoon.”- Janette F.
“Kevin is our new favorite person. He came out at the end of his day on a Friday and figured out how to fix our water issue so many other people couldn’t fix. We are beyond impressed at how knowledgeable, helpful and friendly the guys were. Thank you.”- Tom F.