Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing knows that when it’s time for old pipe replacement in your home or business, you want to work with a trustworthy team. Our professionally trained technicians are respectful of your home and time. While your plumbing is designed to last for decades, natural corrosion due to age and use will occur, eventually leaving you will old pipes. No one understands Seattle pipe replacement better than the Jim Dandy team.
We will complete a thorough inspection of your pipes, take the time to explain any issues to you, and offer viable solutions that will not only remedy the problem but help prevent future issues. Because old pipes are more prone to leaks, cracks, and breaks, it’s important to schedule a yearly pipe inspection. By including your plumbing in your annual home inspection list, you’ll detect issues and prevent the need for major repairs.
Trenchless Replacement for Old Pipes
Trenchless pipe replacement is an efficient, eco-friendly way to replace faulty plumbing in your home without digging up your lawn or home flooring. When you partner with the Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing team, you can expect each old pipe replacement project to begin with a thorough camera inspection. Out technicians will insert a malleable cable with a high-definition camera on the end to get an inside look at what’s happening in your pipes. The live camera feed shows any blockages, cracks, or buildup that’s accumulated over the years.
Pipe Materials and How They Age
Our team can explain to you the pipe material and condition of the plumbing in your home. The real-time video will show damage to the pipes, letting our team know exactly where the pipe replacement project should begin and end. Trenchless pipe bursting is a method used by our team to replace aged or broken pipes. When pipes cannot be rehabilitated, a bursting head is inserted into the old pipe and pushed through the system, breaking the pipe into pieces as it travels through. Simultaneously, a new pipe is being laid in the same path.
The lifespan of your pipes will depend on your annual upkeep and the type of pipe material used in your home or business. If you’re unsure of the plumbing material, a camera inspection can give you the answer. Most older pipes are typically made from one of these materials:
- Brass: Lifespan of 80-100 years
- Copper: Lifespan of 70-80 years
- Galvanized steel: Lifespan of 80-100 years
Understanding the specifics of your plumbing system will help you determine when you may need to begin replacing your old pipes.
Avoid Old Pipe Replacement with Routine Maintenance
Replacing old pipes will eventually be an inevitable project, especially if you live in an older home, but taking care of your system will help extend the life of the pipes. Take the proper steps now to guard against old pipe replacement. Plan for routine pipe maintenance that includes a camera inspection and descaling or pipe cleaning to keep your system running smoothly. A yearly inspection and leak detection will ensure your pipes are in good shape, even as they age.
The Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing team is available for routine maintenance or complete old pipe replacement. Schedule your appointment now to see how we can help.