Water Line Re-Piping & Repair
Water line re-piping involves the complete replacement or bypassing of your existing plumbing system. At Levine & Sons we are large enough to handle a job that requires replacing the entire plumbing system in your home and just as skilled at adding plumbing to a newly built home, as well. Depending on your needs, we can replace the entire system or just a small part.
Why do I Need Re-Piping?
You may need water line re-piping either because your plumbing has become corroded over the years, it’s simply too old and needs an update, it was plumbed with outdated materials (such as CPVC or galvanized piping), or it is leaking due to other factors. In addition, you may wish to have your house re-piped because your water pressure is weak due to corrosion and other factors.
Levine & Sons is happy to plumb a new addition to your home or office, add a new washer hook-up or install a mop sink in your basement or laundry room. Any job you might have, whether adding the new or replacing the old, we can handle it.
There are two piping options for adding or replacing plumbing in your home: copper piping and PEX piping.
Copper piping is the classic choice for a home or office. Copper piping utilizes lengths of rigid copper pipe that are permanently soldered together with copper fittings. Copper is resistant to corrosion, lasts a considerably long time, is rigid to prevent sagging, and leaves no subtle taste in your drinking water. Copper piping is more expensive than PEX and also slightly more labor intensive than PEX plumbing.
PEX plumbing is a relatively new style of plumbing. PEX pipes are made of “cross-linked polyethylene,” a plastic like substance which is then joined together using compression rings or fittings that are guaranteed for life. Because it’s plastic, PEX piping is non-corrosive, inexpensive and easy to install. PEX is a relatively new medium and has not been around as long as copper. Also, it’s not as rigid as copper, meaning it is likely to sag over time.
Both Copper and PEX plumbing are excellent choices for a home or office. Levine & Sons does not recommend CPVC or any other method, as over time, the glue can leach into the water system.
Think Levine for Additions, Pipe Repair and Re-Piping—We Can Handle Any Job
If you need a new addition plumbed or it’s time for an update or repair to your current plumbing system, call Levine & Sons today. Remember, we get the job done right the first time.