|Does your water trickle out of the faucet? Is it rust colored for the first five to ten seconds after turning it on? Does it taste like rust? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may...|
Does your water trickle out of the faucet? Is it rust colored for the first five to ten seconds after turning it on? Does it taste like rust? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may need to replace your existing galvanized water pipes.
Galvanized steel pipe was used in home construction up until the mid 1960's when copper pipe became more common as local building codes changed. If your home was built prior to 1970, there is a good chance it was plumbed with galvanized steel pipe. The problem with galvanized pipe is that it can build up layers of rust, choking the pipe like a clogged artery, pinching off water flow.
Re-piping is the only reliable and permanent fix for problems caused by galvanized systems. Replacing your old galvanized pipe with copper or modern plastic systems, like PEX, will ensure good water pressure and cleaner water.
But re-piping is a time consuming process that can leave your walls riddled with access holes. It's certainly not a DIY project. Nor should you trust anyone but a licensed and bonded contractor. The wrong contractor could cost you thousands of dollars more than it should. Doing it yourself can void the warranty on many PEX products.
Choosing a full service contractor like Zuiderweg makes it easy to control costs. Zuiderweg's licensed plumbers will remove and replace your old pipes in as little as a day, not weeks. On bigger projects, we'll ensure you always have water when you need it.
Should you replace your pipes with copper, CPVC or PEX? That depends on your specific situation. We'll help you choose exactly the right material for your system and budget. Once your pipes have been replaced, we'll patch all the holes in your drywall and repaint to match. That's our No-Holes Policy.
Zuiderweg uses installs only Viega PEX and FlowGuard Gold CPVC products. These manufacturers are the premier suppliers of PEX and CPVC. You're protected by their warranties on materials, and our warranty on workmanship.