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Unlike metal alternatives, PEX plumbing systems are immune to corrosion and mineral buildup.
Uponor PEX plumbing systems retain more heat in hot-water lines and resist condensation on cold-water lines.
Uponor PEX plumbing systems are backed by a 25-year warranty when installed by an Uponor-trained professional.
For more than 35 years, over 12 billion feet of Uponor PEX-a tubing is installed worldwide.
An Uponor PEX plumbing system dampens rushing water noise and eliminates water hammer and singing pipes.
Our unique ProPEX® fitting system assures a strong connection for consistent, leak-free plumbing systems.
Proper installation is the most important step to ensure a safe, reliable and efficient system. There are 7 major steps included in a repiping installation and we have summarized each step
STEP 1 - SITE INSPECTIONA clear understanding of the project and the site are crucial in a successful and quick installation. During the site inspection we will outline the details of the project and what is included. It is important to clarify if the faucets and drains will be replaced during this part of the installation.
STEP 2 - SYSTEM LAYOUTOnce the job is agreed on the system layout should be determined. This step involves ordering parts and materials for your new system.
STEP 3 - PREPARATIONThe site should be cleaned and ready for the new installation. You the customer should clean all areas around and behind your sinks, faucets, toilets, tubs and showers. We will provide you with any additional instructions if necessary.
STEP 4 - INSTALLATIONWe will handle the installation of your new re-pipe system to ensure the safety, reliability and efficiency of the install.
STEP 5 - PERFORMANCEUpon completion of the installation the system is water flushed, tested and any necessary adjustments will be made.
STEP 6 - WALL REPAIRAfter completion and inspection the contractors will repair the walls and clean up the site. The customer will finish the wall with paint or other wall coverings if any.
STEP 7 - JOB COMPLETION & INSPECTIONHenrik plumbing will double check our work after patching. This inspection will assure that all of the re-pipe project is completed, that the job is done to code and high quality workmanship standards.
Can your family take a comfortable shower, wash dishes, water the lawn, and wash the laundry at the same time?
When you draw water into the bath tub does the water look rust colored? Are you sure there are no leaks in the walls or under the house?
Low Water Pressure?
Yellow or Rust-Colored Water?
Bad Tasting Water?
Inconsistent Hot & Cold Temperature Changes in Shower?
Rust Spots On Washed Clothing?
If you notice a leak or a small portion of your existing piping leaking, or valves that are corroded or cracked, it is quite possibly an indication of a larger problem.
PLUMBING SITE SURVEY AND INSPECTION
A professional site inspection is critical to a successful re-piping project. Standard repiping projects include installation of all new hot and cold domestic water piping from the water source to all existing faucets and fixtures. All of our site survey inspections are performed by bona-fide, qualified plumbing technicians, and Henrik Plumbing Inc is a Licensed C-36 Plumbing Contractor.
WHAT IS REPIPING?
Re-piping is a process of replacing the supply pipes in a dwelling or business. It is not a temporary fix or a replacement of short sections of pipe, but a complete replacement of your supply plumbing system. There are several reasons you may need to repipe your home or business. Corrosion of pipes may cause low water pressure, rusty colored water, reduced water flow, or leaks. If you are going to remodel it may be a good time to repipe before you paint or finish your walls.
Repiping is a process of installing a new copper repipe system. This process usually includes removing old readily accessible pipe and then installing the new plumbing system. Included in the process is the installation of new USA type "L" hard copper, properly strapped and secured, install Kwik 1/4 turn ball type water stops, install new stainless steel water supply lines. After the new piping system is installed the water is turned back on, the system is pressure tested and then flushed out. The repiping process takes 1-3 days to install the new piping system.
After the actual plumbing replacement, there will be some required wall patching.
Unless specifically included in the proposal, drain replacement and fixtures are not included.
There are various materials used in re-piping, in water supply re-piping some of the materials are metal and perhaps some plastic pipes. The metal pipes are galvanized steel/iron, brass, and copper.
COPPER WATER PIPING LASTS FOR OVER 100 YEARS! With copper water piping your water will be cleaner and flow faster.Copper water piping never rusts or rusts up internally. Copper water piping allows your family to be able to take a comfortable shower, wash dishes, water the lawn, wash laundry, and in fact, use all faucets and fixtures at the same time.
The plastic pipes are Poly Ethylene Cross Linked PEX "a" Poly Vinyl Chloride PVC, Chlorine Poly Vinyl Chloride CPVC, Polybutylene PB, and Kitec. Many of these plastic pipe systems have or will end in lawsuits. Part of the problem is with the fittings that are often cheaply made with little quality control by a mix of overseas companies.
Plastic pipes also have questionable joining methods. Plastic pipes are glued, crimped, and banded. When plastic pipes blow a joint they blow apart and result in water damage. Plastics become brittle with light, heat and age.
There are also questions about the molecular structure of plastics and the resins from which they are made. In some instances a PEX "a" repipe maybe recommended where the water PH levels are a problem.PEX "a" is cheaper in price and becoming popular in use and demand.
A new trend in re-piping is sand blasting the inside of worn thin pipe and the painting the inside of the worn pipe with epoxy paint.
Sometimes during the sandblasting the sandblasting prosess will wear the existing pipe thin and blow through the wall or joints and pipes.
Some of those thin spots leak right away and sometimes those leaks come days or weeks later. Leaking pipes that are epoxy-coated end up needing to be properly re-piped by installing a USA CDA hard Type "L" copper re-pipe.
We do not put chemical epoxy inside of the water pipes that you drink out of, but we do epoxy sewer and drain pipes. Do not paint your water pipes with epoxy or drink the water that flows through epoxy, besides the water quality be questionable so is the overall quality and epoxy warranty.