Expert Repiping Services for Chicagoland
There is one major problem that is becoming very clear to plumbers: America’s pipes are aging. About half of all piping in the U.S. need serious repair or replacement. This is due to the fact that the majority of piping in this country was installed after WW2, and a quarter of all water mains are over half a century old. If you live in an older home, residential repiping services may soon be needed. Besides age, other aspects, including the presence of clay soil, what material the pipes are made of, the detection of lead, rusty water, and other warning signs should be identified prior to the repiping process. Our team of licensed and insured plumbers is experienced with large-scale repiping projects. Call us for all your repiping and trenchless repiping needs.
We can help with:
- Trenchless Repiping
Questions to Ask When Considering Repiping Service
- 1. What is the age of my pipes?
If you know how old your Chicagoland pipes are, you will be better able to determine if replacement services are the best option for your home. According to the 2012 Water Infrastructure and Sustainability Fact Sheet put out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 47-years-old is the average age of a broken water main. As with everything, piping has an expiration date.
Compare that with the staggering statistic put out by the National Association of Water Companies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that reports there are an average of 650 water-main breaks every single day! This level of residential pipe failure results in billions of gallons of water loss and huge out-of-pocket expenses and anxieties for homeowners who face water and property damage.
A licensed professional from BeeZee Services can perform an evaluation of your pipes to assess its age and condition. Since the majority of piping in the United States was installed post-WW2, there is a high possibility your home will soon be affected by corroding pipes. The age of your pipes is the first thing to consider before requesting repiping services.
- 2. What are my pipes made of?
Older piping installed in the U.S. was generally made from clay, steel, or tile. These materials were very popular before the 1980s, but since we have found they are highly susceptible to corrosion. Corrosion from soil conditions, specifically clay soil, and poor materials are the top reasons for water main failure. If your pipes were installed more than 50 years ago, they are in need of inspection, repair, or replacement.
- 3. Am I ignoring potential warning signs?
Repiping is the installation of all new incoming water lines in order to replace the existing, failing system. Know what to pay attention to as a sign that you need to call a licensed plumbing professional.
Signs you may need repiping include:
- Low water pressure
- Rust in the water
- Poor tasting drinking water
- Repeated leaks
- Slab leaks
- Extensive water damage
- Pipes are made of low grade or defective materials
What is Trenchless Pipe Repair?
Trenchless sewer repair is the non-invasive solution to repairing underground sewer and water pipes. It used to be that to locate and repair the pipes below ground, your lawn or patio, for example, would need to be essentially torn up. Trenchless repair and replacement services gives plumbing professionals less costly and destructive techniques to utilize. By using advanced trenchless sewer line repair methods, your lawn will stay intact and your plumbing will be restored. If a pipe breaks, trenchless pipe replacement may be your best option. There are variables to consider, so call the sewer line experts at BeeZee Services. We’ll discuss your sewer solutions and ensure the work is timely and on budget!
Most commonly, trenchless sewer line repair or replacement is used to address one of these issues:
- Underground pipes
- Blocked or Burst pipes
- Poorly installed pipes
- Cracked water pipes
- Damaged pipes
To find out more information about residential repiping and trenchless repiping services in Chicagoland, contact BeeZee Services at 847-816-9515.