Repiping

Knoxville Repiping Services

Need to repipe your home? Don’t want to deal with the hassle? Call your Knoxville repiping experts at 865.583.3957 for stress-free repiping solutions. We are Knoxville’s first certified Green Plumbers. Click here to take advantage of our latest specials and discounts.

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Repiping your home doesn’t have to be an intimidating task with your local Knoxville repiping experts by your side. Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. will seamlessly replace your home’s damaged pipes without creating further problems. We deliver superior service at competitive rates. Click here to see why your neighbors continue to choose us as their preferred plumbing team.

What are some signs you need to repipe your home?

Repiping your home will help keep your water flowing efficiently. New pipes are also less likely to incur a leak.

Below are signs that it’s time to consider repiping your home:

  • Poor water pressure
  • Persistent leaking
  • Water comes out with reddish tint (sign of rust)
  • Mold growth from frequent leaks
  • Washing machine takes a long time to fill (sign of corroded pipes)

Is your home over 60 years old?

Many older homes still have their original galvanized steel pipes in place. These pipes were once touted as the new standard in home piping. However, they have proven to be unreliable over time, as they tend to rust and corrode. The galvanized coating has also been known to flake off.

Homes that contain galvanized steel pipes should be repiped as soon as possible to avoid extensive water damage and higher water bills from leaks and breaks in the damaged pipes. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Do you still have polybutylene pipes?

Polybutylene pipes were widely used in the 1980s and early 1990s because their plastic resin was inexpensive and easy to install. Unfortunately, similar to the galvanized steel pipes, polybutylene pipes quickly began to show signs of failure.

Why would such a low cost and easy-to-install pipe material lose its popularity? It was found out that chemicals in our water supply, namely chlorine, react poorly to the polybutylene. The plastic was not able to withstand the chemicals in the water, so scale would build up until the pipes became brittle and cracked.

We will replace any polybutylene pipes with more reliable material, such as copper or PEX, to ensure the safety and efficiency of your plumbing system. Healthier pipes also keep your drinking water safe.

What are the benefits of copper and PEX pipes?

Homeowners looking to replace galvanized steel or polybutylene pipes often choose from copper or PEX.

Copper pipes are a practical option. They are durable, and most manufacturers issue a 50-year warranty on copper pipes. This material is also weather-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and flame-resistant—this means they can be installed both indoors and outdoors.

PEX pipes are ideal for those on a stricter budget, but feature similar benefits to copper pipes. PEX pipes are also highly durable, working well under extreme temperatures. They are also easy to install or replace. They require fewer sharp turns during installation, allowing them to deliver greater water pressure.

Have more questions about repiping your home? Ready to schedule a whole-house repipe? You are in good hands. Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. promises quality service at competitive rates. Call us today at 865.583.3957.