REPIPES

 

Are you thinking about

repiping your house?

Being a homeowner has its perks. Dealing with maintenance and

repairs isn’t one of them. Unfortunately, there comes a time in every

house’s life when things start falling apart. Your houses’ pipes are

one of those things. How long your pipes last can depend on several

factors, such as what year your home was built, the type of pipes you

have, and how those pipes have been treated over the years. You can

make minor repairs here and there, but you can’t avoid the inevitable.

Eventually all the pipes in your house will need to be replaced. This is

known as repiping. 

 

Repiping your home is a major project. Any home-improvement

project can be stressful, especially if you don’t have the right team

for the job. That’s where Tualatin Valley Plumbing comes in. We

make the repiping process as easy for the homeowner as possible.

Our licensed plumbers will coordinate with your schedule, minimize

disruption to your daily life, and clean up after themselves. 

Underneath a house being repiped with PEX.

How do you know it's time

to repipe your house?

Unless you’re a plumber, you probably don’t spend much time thinking

about your home’s plumbing. You might not know what to look for either.

Some signs are more obvious than others. If in doubt, it’s a good idea to

have a licensed plumber take a look. You can trust our plumbers at

Tualatin Valley Plumbing to do a thorough plumbing inspection and give

you honest, expert advice. 

Here are some telltale signs that it is time to repipe your home.

 

Your home was built prior to World War II. Pipes were made

of galvanized steel or cast iron back then. By now those pipes are

rusty and corroded. They need to be replaced. We’ll repipe your

house with copper or PEX. 

Your water is a brown or reddish color. You might also notice a

metallic smell. Nobody wants to drink or bathe in brown water!

Its time to change those pipes. 

You’ve already repaired multiple leaks. Having multiple leaks is

a warning that your entire plumbing system is about to fail. You

might notice watermarks on your ceiling or smell something foul.

Those pipes are probably leaking more than just water, like food

and raw sewage. 

You’re experiencing low water pressure, slow drains, and clogs. 

Something is constricting your pipes, probably years of grease

accumulation, corrosion, and decay. Your pipes might be leaking too.

Either way, it's time to call a plumber to diagnose the problem.

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I  hired TVP to do a full repipe on a 31-yr old manufactured home. I am so pleased with this company. Larry, owner, went above and beyond to address all areas of this project and explain in detail his estimate - very reasonable. He was extremely professional, courteous, and efficient. TVP scheduled service right away and went the extra mile to finish on time. I would highly recommend their services - both big and small.

-Nancy O 

What could happen if you

don't repipe your house?

Maybe you’ll be lucky and get a couple more years out of your old

pipes. Probably not though, and you can’t say we didn’t warn you.

Hiring professionals to repipe your house isn’t cheap but imagine

the damage those bad pipes can cause. Extensive damage will

result in more costly repairs and inconvenience.

 

Here are a few things to expect if you don’t replace your pipes. 

Leaks in the kitchen and bathroom can destroy your floors. 

You may notice loose tiles or warped floorboards. Replacing hard

wood floors is expensive and the cost increases more when the

subfloor is affected too. 

 

A leak in the wall will moisten the drywall and lead to wet spots. 

You may end up needing whole sections of your wall replaced. 

If your leak is under an upstairs bathroom, you may see wet

patches on your ceiling. Worse yet, your ceiling could collapse,

potentially damaging property or causing bodily injury.  You could

have more to worry about than just replacing a ceiling. 

Over time, moisture can lead to black mold. In addition to health

risks, the presence of black mold or other microbial growth means

you’ll need to hire a mold remediation specialist. That means

additional costs. 

Faucets and fixtures can be clogged by mineral deposits,

and don’t forget about that low water pressure. Low water

pressure is really a nuisance when you’re trying to wash your hands

or take a shower. Faucets can even stop working completely.

Repiping your house is a good time to replace faucets and fixtures too.   

Leaking pipes can waste gallons of water every day. 

Besides the environmental costs, add up all that wasted water over a

month, and you’ll see a higher water bill. Why throw money down

the drain?

When repiping your house, you should also consider replacing your old water heater. 

You want to repipe your house.

Now what happens?

Congratulations! You’re saving yourself money and a headache by

repiping your home sooner rather than later.  Now the first thing you

need to do, is call Tualatin Valley Plumbing. We’ll schedule a day

and time to meet at your house and evaluate your plumbing needs. 

 

Here’s what happens next:

  • One of our highly qualified, expert plumbers will inspect

      your houses’ plumbing. Your plumber will need access to your

      home’s crawl space or basement. They’ll also need to be able to

      look at the exposed plumbing inside your house, such as under

      bathroom and kitchen sinks. Toilets will also be checked for

      plumbing problems, as will your hot water heater. We will explain

      the results of our inspection, so you’ll have a clear picture of your

      home’s plumbing needs. 

  • We will give you an estimate for the repipe and suggest any

      additional plumbing repairs. Just doing a repipe doesn’t mean

      all your plumbing problems will be fixed. If your toilets need to be

      rebuilt or replaced, or you need a new hot water heater, for example,

      those are additional plumbing problems that should be brought to

     your attention. Also, you may need only to repipe the water lines, or

     only the drain lines. Or, you may need to repipe both. They are two

     separate systems. Repiping your home’s water lines means

     replacing the pressurized lines that carry potable water to various

     places in your house such as the kitchen and bathroom. Drain lines,

     on the other hand, collect and carry waste from your home using

     gravity and send it to the sewer or septic tank. 

  • Some preparation is required before we can begin repiping

      your home. First, we won’t start any work without your signature.

      We want to be sure you are satisfied with the agreed upon upfront

      price, and that you understand exactly what we will be doing.

     Second, we need to get permits and materials. All our work is done

     up to code. We don’t cut corners and we only use high quality

     materials. You’ll need to do some preparation too. Make sure our

     plumbers have good access to the plumbing by clearing out cup-

     boards under sinks. Move or cover any furniture and belongings that

     could get dusty from cutting into drywall. While our plumbers are

     good at not turning your whole house into a demolition zone, there

     is still a small amount of mess involved. At some point during the

     repiping process, your water will be shut off. Filling some five-gallon

     buckets or gallon-size jugs with water is a good idea. Some

     customers choose to stay with friends or family while their home is

     being repiped, although it is not usually necessary. 

 

  • Now it is time to install your new water pipes. 

      Repiping a house can take anywhere from a couple days to a week.

     The length of time really depends on several variables, such as the

     size of the house, the number of plumbers working on the project,

     and the customer’s schedule. We’ll give you a time estimate, but

     remember, you don’t have to worry if the project takes longer than

     expected. We are a flat rate shop, so you won’t be charged extra.

     It is more important to have the job done right than it is to have it

     done fast. During installation, we’ll be in and out of the house and

     underneath the house. Our plumbers do their very best to minimize

     disruption to customers’ daily lives. Clear communication is important 

     between plumbers and customers. If at any time you have questions

     about what we’re doing, or concerns, we want you to talk to us

     right away. 

  • Next, we test the new system and order an inspection. 

      Once we are done with installation and everything is working

      as it should, we schedule a day for the city’s plumbing inspector

      to come check it all out. We’ll have a plumber onsite to answer

      questions and if necessary, resolve any issues. We do not collect

      final payment until our work has passed inspection and you are

     100% satisfied. We give a one-year warranty on parts and labor.

     Rest assured, we are proud of our plumbing and stand by our work.

  • Finally, drywall will need to be replaced and painted. We stick

      to what we do best, plumbing. You’ll need to hire someone else to

      replace the drywall and paint. Some homeowners like to do this

      themselves, or they already know someone that can do the job.

      If not, we can recommend a professional contractor. 

"Having to repipe your house can be a frightening endeavor. Larry and Codey at TVP helped to ease those fears. From the first experience through the thank you handshake Larry and Codey were extremely professional, courteous and kind. They were patient with my many questions and are obviously extremely knowledgeable. I will recommend TVP to all my friends with the utmost confidence that the work they do is of high quality and how they treat customers is admirable. Thank you TVP. I will call you again, but hopefully not for a long time."

Elly M. 

Our expert plumbing technicians will assess the plumbing throughout the whole house, discuss options, and make recommendations.

Plumber and owner, Larry Peters, is getting ready to repipe the drains in this house. Our repipe crew comes prepared and ready to perform top-quality work. 

Choose the right plumbers for the job.

Having your house repiped, doesn’t have to be as daunting as

it sounds. We hope you’ll choose Tualatin Valley Plumbing to

take care of all your plumbing needs, but no matter who you

hire, make sure they are licensed plumbers. Any job worth doing

is worth doing right, which includes pulling permits and passing

inspection. Make sure your plumber is also bonded and insured.

That way you are protected if something goes wrong. Tualatin

Valley Plumbing is licensed, bonded, and insured. You are making

a great choice when let the professional plumbers at Tualatin Valley

Plumbing take the stress out of repiping your house. 

Tualatin Valley Plumbing is licensed, bonded, and insured. From our vans and uniforms to the quality of our work, we take pride in everything we do. 

How can we help you?

Would you like more information about repiping your home?

Call us today at (503) 607-7242, or click on the button to send us a message. 

We look forward to working with you!

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Tualatin Valley Plumbing, LLC

20460 SE Highway 212

Damascus, OR 97089

CCB# 220077

Phone: 503-607-7242

Fax: 503-855-4691

lp@tualatinvalleyplumbing.com

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