TIPS TO REPLACE AND REPAIR PLUMBING UNDER THE HOUSE

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In a house especially of an older age, you face many problems. This may include from electric to brickwork or wooden to plumbing. The problems in conventional houses are more common and also unbearable. These consist of: dripping faucets, leaky pipes, running toilets, low water pressure, leaking hose bib, slow or clogged drains, sump pump failure and many more.

Older homes were plumbed with galvanized steel pipes which do rust over time. When these pipes rust, it is like having clogged arteries. You may notice reduced pressure and rust colored water when valves are first opened. Galvanized water system is normally replaced with PVC or any other latest technology to avoid leaks.

On the drainage side of the home system, cast iron pipes were used for the drain pipes. Often these pipes may look fine, but cast iron drain- lines frequently get rusted from the inside and develop leakage. Upgrading the drainage system can be costly but being unavoidable must be done as soon as possible to prevent further deterioration.

Here are some top tips to easily replace or repair under the house:

Break through concrete slabs  to repair or replace sanitary piping has been an accepted practice in the construction industry for as long as there’s been indoor piping. Repairing or replacing under slab sanitary pipes by removing and replacing concrete begins by accurately locating the pipe and the leaks. Carpeting or other flooring is removed for later re-installation. After the repairs are completed, a hydro test should be performed before covering the work and patching the slab.

A traditional dirt-floor crawlspace with no slab has several disadvantages. The root cause of these disadvantages is moisture in the unconditioned air. In the summer, warm moist air comes in contact with the cool conditioned floor above it and condenses, which can cause mold, wood rot, and attract pests. In the winter, unconditioned air steals heat from the living area, driving up energy bills. Enclosed crawlspaces are usually contained by a solid concrete or masonry foundation wall that extends down to footings just below the frost line. Porous materials such as wood and insulation can absorb a lot of water. A concrete slab will function as a membrane unless the ground under the slab is very wet. A membrane under the slab coupled with a layer of gravel or stone to break capillary action will prevent water from rising to the slab.

There is no single approach to the repairs it really depends on a number of factors, including the cause of the leak, the location and the extent of the damage. In some cases, repairs are not expensive and can be performed in just a few hours. At these places, the pipe could be by-passed to avoid ripping up the slab and large scale excavation. However, other cases may be expensive, especially if there is widespread damage or if the pipe is difficult to access.

There are modern alternatives and the latest solutions that can  be innovative and effectively replace or repair the pipes and other faulty items under your slab without having to excavate through the floor or digging from outside of your property. It’s also much less money to do the trenchless pipe repairs than by digging for pipe replacement.

You need a good plumber repairing or replacing all issues will require the services of a technician because of the types of pipes used, complex networks, unknown designs. Depending on the age of the home, the material may be of different material and manufacturing concerns. It is not easy to DIY or asking to an inexperienced plumber to find and resolve the issues. It definitely needs well-organized and experienced people to satisfy you.

We can help you with the solution to your all kind of issues. We are experienced and know what exactly we are supposed to do to make you comfortable.

 

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