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Whole-Home Repiping vs. Pipe Repair: Which Do I Need?

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When your pipes work properly, they’re out of sight and mind.

However, when they start to have issues, it can be difficult to determine whether you need repairs or whole-home repiping. Either way, you’ll want quick help to reduce the risk of water damage.

At S & D Plumbing, our leak detection experts can help you handle your piping problems. From repairs to repiping, our team has the tools and experience to restore your plumbing system efficiently. Plus, with our upfront pricing and 100% satisfaction guarantee, it’s no wonder we’re Austin’s top choice for plumbing service.

Signs You Need Pipe Repair

When repairing your pipes, it’s important to get service fast to help avoid any major damage to your home and plumbing system. Watch out for these warning signs and call our professionals for immediate repairs if you notice them:

  • Decreased water pressure: A decrease in water pressure is typically a sign that there’s a leak or significant buildup in the pipes.
  • A sudden increase in water bills: If your water bill has increased unexpectedly, you may have a leak hiding behind walls or under floors.
  • Stains on walls, floors, or ceilings: Water stains or even moist carpets can be signs of a leak in your plumbing system.
  • Rust-colored water: Discolored water is typically the result of the corrosion of your water pipes.

When Whole-Home Repiping Is Necessary

Not all piping issues can be resolved with repairs. At S & D Plumbing, we recommend getting repiping services if you have any of these issues:

  • Significant corrosion: While sections of corroded pipe are easy to repair, if your pipes show extensive signs of corrosion, like discoloration, flakiness, and dimples, it’s time for repiping. 
  • Persistent pipe issues: If you’re calling for more repairs as soon as you fix an issue, your pipes are likely at the end of their lifespan.
  • Outdated pipe materials: Older pipes are often made of outdated building materials, including metals like galvanized steel. If your pipe materials are old, it may be time for whole-home repiping.

Deciding Between Repiping & Repair

At S & D Plumbing, we know repiping your home can be a major investment. If you need help determining whether you need repairs or replacement, trust our professionals to give their honest and expert opinion. We’ll help you weigh the costs, benefits, and possible risks for both options to help ensure you make the right decision for your home. 

Why Choose S & D Plumbing?

For superior plumbing services in Austin, trust S & D. As your local family-owned and -operated plumbing pros, we’ve established a reputation for excellence thanks to our same-day services and extensive technician training. Plus, we always offer free estimates on service calls.

When you need outstanding care and attention to detail, trust the team that’s been serving the Austin area since 1980.

Schedule pipe repair or whole-home repiping with the expert plumbers at S & D Plumbing today.

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