Whole House Sewer Repipe In Tempe

E 5th St Tempe, AZ, US, 85281


Cactus Plumbing and Air were proud to recently complete a whole house sewer repipe for one of our valued customers in Tempe, AZ. The project was a big undertaking, but our team of experienced plumbers was more than up to the task.

The customer had been dealing with a number of plumbing issues for some time, and finally decided that it was time to address the problem head-on. A whole house sewer repipe was the best solution, and Cactus Plumbing and Air were happy to help.

We supplied all the pipe and fittings needed for the job, minus the shower valves, which the customer handled themselves. We then did the back-to-back toilets, two showers, a back-to-back lav sink, and a kitchen line.

The whole house sewer repipe went smoothly, and the customer is now enjoying their updated plumbing! If you are in need of a repipe, be sure to call Cactus Plumbing and Air Tempe!

What Is a Whole-Home Repipe?

Over time, your home's plumbing will start to experience problems from the existing metal pipes. Metal pipes are susceptible to rust and deterioration over time. This is especially true for galvanized steel freshwater lines and cast iron sewer lines, as these materials are more prone to oxidation and corrosion from water and other chemicals that are put down drains.

Repiping is a process in which your plumber will replace all or large portions of your existing plumbing with newer, more durable materials. Copper, PVC, and PEX are the preferred materials for replacement -all of which will last significantly longer than galvanized water lines with fewer issues.

How Do I Know If My House Needs To Be Repipe?

Taking on a project to replace your house's pipes is no small feat. It requires a substantial investment of both time and money. However, in many cases, it is recommended or even necessary. Here are some reasons you might need to repipe your house:

  • You have to pay for plumbing maintenance and repairs all the time. By installing a new pipe network now, you can avoid having to pay for plumbing repairs in the future. This will help save you money and hassle down the road.
  • If your house has lead pipes, it is important to be aware of the potential health risks they pose. Lead pipes are most commonly found in very old homes, dating back to the 1920s or earlier. However, there are still some houses with lead pipes that have not been updated.
  • Galvanized steel pipes are present in your home. Galvanized steel pipes were used in most American residential piping before World War II. The issue with these kinds of pipes is that they can become corroded over time. When corrosion starts to build up, it limits water flow and causes sediment to end up in your drinking water.
  • You want to remodel your home. By installing a new bathroom or other plumbing fixtures and replacing them simultaneously, you can save both time and money.

The Process of Replacing Pipes in a House

Replacing all the pipes in your home is a daunting task, to say the least. Not only do you have to worry about the cold and hot water supply lines, but also the drainage pipes for waste. For many homeowners, this might be one of the largest renovations they ever undertake. Here's a step-by-step guide:

Before Any Work Is Done 

First, you'll want to get an inspection and estimate. feel free to shop around during this time as many plumbing companies offer complimentary estimates for a full repipe. They will also let you know if it would be wiser to go for a small repair, or single section repipe, rather than doing a complete overhaul of your entire piping system.

If you opt for a whole-house repipe, your plumber will likely need to first acquire a work permit from the local government. Once that's been secured, the next step is deciding on which material(s) to use for the piping; this usually includes copper, PEX or CPVC piping.

Getting To Work

To keep your things safe, the plumbers will cover all work areas with plastic. Unfortunately, this means that water needs to be turned off during construction. However, good plumbers are able to do most of the work during the day so it won't disturb your nightly routine.

Professional plumbers have access to specialized equipment that enables them to locate pipes precisely behind your walls. To gain access to your home's plumbing, holes are carved into your walls. The repiping contractors will patch up the drywall and repaint your home after the new pipes are placed to get it back to how it was.

Need a professional opinion from a reliable plumber in Tempe Area?

Cactus Plumbing and Air are the professionals to call for all your Tempe plumbing needs! We undergo intensive training so that we can provide our clients with the best possible service. We will give you an honest evaluation of your pipes’ condition and help you decide if a pipe repair or whole-home repiping is best for your home. Contact us today to learn more!


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