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Installing and Replacing Plumbing Pipes for Customers in Rockwall and Rowlett

In every Rockwall home, behind the walls and beneath the floors, lies a complex network of pipes that perform a critical task - transporting water to where it’s needed and carrying away waste. Pipes form the veins and arteries of your plumbing system, and at Wicker Plumbing, we understand the intricate nature of this system and offer premier piping and repiping services to safeguard the health and functionality of your home.

Our expert team of trained and experienced professionals is adept at installing new pipes, replacing old ones, and everything in between. We even offer targeted pipe repairs for smaller issues. Whether you’re dealing with an outdated plumbing system that needs an overhaul or constructing a new home and want to ensure the plumbing is done right from the get-go, we’re the team to trust. With Wicker Plumbing, you can rest easy knowing your home’s piping network is in the best hands.

Signs that You Need New Pipes

  • Frequent Leaks: If you find yourself constantly dealing with leaks, it could be a sign that your pipes are nearing the end of their life. Regular leaks are not only inconvenient but could also suggest underlying failure within your plumbing system.
  • Discolored Water: If the water coming from your faucets has a brownish or reddish tint, it could indicate rust in your pipes. Rust is a clear sign of aging in pipes and can lead to leaks and water contamination.
  • Bad Tasting or Smelling Water: If your water develops an unusual taste or smell, it may be due to old, corroded pipes. Metallic tastes are often a sign of copper or iron pipes deteriorating.
  • Low Water Pressure: If you’re experiencing low water pressure throughout your home, it could be because your pipes are corroded, constricting the flow of water.
  • Visible Signs of Corrosion: If you notice corrosion on visible pipes, it’s reasonable to assume that the same corrosion is happening on pipes within your walls and underground. Corrosion can lead to leaks and other severe issues.
  • The Age of Your Home: If your home is over 50 years old and the pipes have never been replaced, there’s a good chance they’ll need to be updated soon.

Caring For Your Pipes

Taking care of your pipes is crucial if you’re interested in averting significant plumbing issues and extending the lifespan of your system. Regular maintenance can help keep your pipes in optimal condition and delay the necessity for repairs or premature replacements. One of the easiest ways to care for your pipes is by being mindful of what goes down them. Avoid disposing of grease, coffee grounds, and fibrous foods down your drains. These can cause buildups and blockages, putting undue stress on your pipes.

For pipes that are susceptible to freezing in cold weather, proper insulation can make all the difference. Heat tape or pipe insulators can prevent freezing, thus mitigating the risk of burst pipes. It’s also a good idea to occasionally inspect any visible pipes for signs of corrosion or leaks. Catching and addressing these issues early can save you from more costly repairs down the line.

Scheduling routine professional inspections can significantly contribute to the health and longevity of your pipes. Plumbing professionals can detect potential issues that may not be immediately apparent and provide essential maintenance services. Remember, prevention is always better than cure, especially when it comes to your home’s plumbing system. By adopting these simple practices, you can ensure reliable, long-lasting service from your pipes.

If you need new pipes installed or old ones repaired or replaced, Wicker Plumbing has your back. Call us at (469) 972-7275 to request same-day service in Rockwall, Rowlett, or any of the surrounding areas!

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What Are Plumbing Pipes Made Of?

Plumbing pipes can be made from a variety of materials, each with their own strengths and considerations. The type of material selected typically depends on the pipe’s intended use (i.e., supply vs. drainage), local building codes, cost, and personal preference.

The most common materials for plumbing pipes are copper, PVC (polyvinyl chloride), and PEX (cross-linked polyethylene). Copper pipes have been a popular choice for decades due to their durability, reliability, and resistance to corrosion. They are often used for water supply lines. PVC pipes are lightweight, easy to work with, and resistant to corrosion and scaling, making them a favored choice for drain, waste, and vent lines. On the other hand, PEX pipes are flexible, resistant to scaling and corrosion, and easy to install. They are often used for interior water supply applications due to their adaptability.

In newer constructions, stainless steel, brass, and cast iron may also be used. Stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion and is often used in areas subject to harsh water conditions. Brass pipes are known for their durability and resistance to rust, while cast iron, often used for waste plumbing, is lauded for its longevity. However, it’s important to note that these materials are usually more expensive than copper, PVC, or PEX. Therefore, your choice of pipe material should balance both functional requirements and budget considerations. Always consult a qualified plumbing team like Wicker Plumbing to ascertain the best material for your needs.

Do you have questions about piping or repiping? At Wicker Plumbing, we have the answers – call us at (469) 972-7275 or reach out to our Rockwall piping and repiping team online today!

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