Copper pipe is ideal for ½ inch and 3 inch water supply lines leading from the main water supply pipe to household sinks and toilets. Western Rooter feels that copper is a plumber’s favorite because it does not rust and is very reliable. It also offers trouble free service for decades.
Western Rooter usually uses copper pipes for re-piping water supply to all of your plumbing fixtures. This is absolutely our preferred piping solution when installing hot water heaters, in particular tankless water heaters.
While we're often happy to advise our customers on how to DIY, for those who are handy, installation of these pipes isn't something we recommend you do yourself. To properly fit the pipes together requires sweating (soldering) to fit them together. For this reason, we don't recommend you give installation of copper pipes a go yourself, not unless you've got as much practice as our master plumbers.
With copper piping comes unmatched durability and endurance, but there is also a cost involved for that longer lifespan. We understand that for many, price is a big concern. Even though we prefer to use these copper pipes, if price is your primary concern, we can also offer another solution which is cheaper and easier to work with. See our Copper Pipe alternative, PEX Pipe, for more information.
Copper repiping fixes these problems & saves you money
Repiping is a system-wide solution that allows you to take a comfortable shower, wash dishes, water the lawn, wash laundry, and in fact, use all faucets and fixtures at the same time.
Copper repiping gives you great water pressure throughout your home, improves delivery of hot water, eliminates costly water damage repair bills and saves money on water lost to an inefficient system.
Beyond day to day use benefits, these pipes also offer other benefits as well. For example, copper creates a bio-static atmosphere, which means, it's difficult for bacteria to grow inside of it. It's also resistant to corrosion, and is completely unaffected by ultraviolet rays. This means, this piping solution is ideal for outdoor use.
What causes all these plumbing problems?
- Low Water Pressure: Low water pressure at a faucet, shower or washing machine is caused by the build-up of rust and corrosion on the inside of galvanized iron pipes. As these pipes age, the rust and corrosion continues to build restricting the flow of water more and more.
- Rust Colored Water: Rusty or discolored water is caused by the rust from the inside of the pipes combining with the water flowing through the pipes. This usually indicates an advanced stage of corrosion in the pipes.
- Leaky Pipes: Leaks most commonly are caused by corrosion (the eating into or wearing away gradually, as by rusting or chemical reaction) of the galvanized iron pipes.
- Galvanized Iron Water Pipes: Iron water pipes coated with zinc to prevent rusting and corroding are called galvanized iron. As galvanized iron pipes age, the zinc coating gradually wears away, exposing the iron. The unprotected iron rusts rapidly in the presence of water, just as iron rusts when it is exposed to rain. Most pre-1970 homes were plumbed with this type of piping and will require repiping.
Ready for a Free copper repipe estimate?
If you'd like us to handle a copper pipe installation, retrofit, or replace your old, corroded pipes, give us a call! We'll be happy to schedule an appointment, at your convenience, or if there's a plumbing emergency, we'll jump right on the job, any time!
Give us a call, and let us know you're interested in copper repiping, and we'll be happy to provide you with an estimate.
Call us at: (626) 448-6455