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Repiping Vs. Pipe Replacement

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Water line repair in Brookhaven, PA is often the solution for fixing common issues. When major damage or corrosion happens though, it’s time to replace whole water lines. Many ask which is the best way to go: repiping or replacement? These terms can be replaceable and confusing. Understanding their differences helps determine the most suitable solution.

To Repipe, or Replace

Repiping entails the complete replacement of all or a significant part of the existing water pipes. This involves removing the old pipes and installing new ones, often using modern materials such as copper, PEX, or CPVC. It’s a long-term solution to water line issues with new water lines free of issues.

Water line replacement involves replacing the damaged sections of the water line. If applicable, it can also replace whole water lines. Both processes can use trenchless methods that don’t involve digging or trenching the water line. It keeps the floor, wall, or landscape over it intact.

Replacing damaged water lines by trenchless methods is as effective and long-term as repiping. This addresses the immediate issues without extensive renovations or disruptions. However, this method has limitations on the choice of replacement pipe.

Trenchless replacement involves inserting a pipe liner loaded with resin to form a new inner pipe. This PVC-based material is as durable as repiping pipe materials and is non-corrosive.

Choosing The Best Method

It can be difficult to decide between these two options. Consider factors such as the age and condition of the existing pipes, the extent of the damage, and the budget for the repair project.

Repiping offers the advantage of upgrading the entire water supply system. You can also choose a specific material. But there are disadvantages in trenching and renovations. Aside from extensive work are higher upfront costs.

Water line replacement is a faster, more targeted, and cost-effective solution for localized issues. It only uses one type of material, but it has durable and long-term results. If it’s feasible, it can replace traditional repiping methods.

Call Advanced Drains and Underground Solutions for cost-effective water line replacement. We are NASSCO-accredited and have a 100% satisfaction guarantee for quality work.

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