Piping & Repiping
One of the main reasons that pipes break and develop leaks is simply due to the fact that they are old and that they have not been properly kept up. If you happen to live in an area where homes are a bit older then there is a better chance that you are going to have to be dealing with these issues. Even if you happen to live in one of the nicer areas around town. That truly does not necessarily mean that you're immune to these types of situations. That is actually one of the hardest things that we have to get people to understand.
When Is It a Good Idea to Repipe?
There is never one moment or one situation that we could point to where we could say, well if this happens you should definitely think about getting some extra help. If you keep having pipes burst in and around your home though, you don’t have to be an expert to realize that it could be a good idea to look into upgrading your piping system. As we mentioned age can definitely be a factor. That is not the only reason though why your pipes could break down. When we are seeing these issues in a seemingly younger system, we should be looking deeper into the matter.
Younger Systems Breaking
What issues could be presenting themselves that are causing a pipe system to break even though it has only been a few years since the pipes were set in place? Around here we could be dealing with some seismic activity and certain areas that are quite frankly not as stable. So, soil movement can be causing pipes to break. If this is the case, then we can try and take steps to protect your pipes. Yet, these types of problems are naturally the hardest ones to deal with.
Whose Pipe Is It Anyway?
Let’s say that you have a leak that is without a doubt affecting your property. At times though, the problem could be coming from a particular pipe that happens to be outside of your property. If the pipe is directly coming from the street we are typically going to need to get city help or permission to actually work on that. This is a problem that is actually more common than you probably realize. If you are getting help from people that just don’t have the know-how and the expertise to deal with these issues that can turn into legal problems you can get yourself in trouble.
Just A Leak
If you are reading this thinking that it is great to know about some of the legal implications of the ordeal, but you really just need us to fix a leak, don’t worry about it. Give us a call and we can head over to your home or business in a short amount of time. To evaluate the situation and let you know what we believe the best course of action could be.