Water Line Repair | Plumber in Staten Island
When you experience repeated leaks or other water line problems, you probably need water line repair or replacement. A Platinum Plumbing plumber in Staten Island can provide the expert plumbing services you need.
Low Water Pressure and Pipe Materials
Low water pressure can be due to a number of causes, including water leaks and corrosion inside of galvanized pipes whose interior is clogged with rust and scale. Galvanized pipe rusts from the inside out, and once leaks begin or the corrosion blocks the interior, replacement is the best solution to prevent damage to your Staten Island home.
Copper pipe is a common type of pipe installed in new home builds. It has a long lifespan if you do not have hard water. Hard water contains minerals that can corrode copper pipe causing pinhole leaks, and requiring replacement. A Platinum Plumbing plumber in Staten Island can assist you in preventing the detrimental effects of hard water with the installation of a water softener.
Modern plastic pipe material typically has a long lifespan.
Polybutylene was a low cost pipe widely installed until the 1990’s. Unfortunately, it experienced an excess of leaks causing damage to homes. If your home has Polybutylene, it should be replaced promptly to prevent severe damage to your home and its foundation. Contact a Platinum Plumbing plumber in Staten Island for replacement.
Copper, PVC, CPVC and PEX Pipe Materials
Today’s homes use copper pipe, PVC, CPVC and PEX. PVC and CPVC are plastic piping that has withstood the test of time. This pipe material is a long lasting option when installed by a qualified plumber.
PEX is the latest pipe material for repiping. PEX is a flexible polyethylene that has been determined as safe for drinking water and is lead free. Furthermore, it is economical, and due to the piping material, it acts as an insulator for hot water in the pipe.
PEX’s features superior flexibility, allowing for installation with angles of up to 90 degrees. Its flexibility cuts down on the number of fittings required, and is easier to install than other piping material with less flexibility. PEX also features a shutoff valve on each supply line; a convenient feature in the event plumbing repair is required.
PEX’s flexibility allows for slight expansion when pipes freeze, meaning it is less likely to burst than other pipe materials. However, PEX is not freeze proof, and will still require wrapping in unheated areas.
Furthermore, PEX is resistant to the chemicals commonly found in water systems. It will not corrode over, and resists the buildup of minerals that can accumulate in other pipe materials.
PEX offers the convenience of allowing it to be connected to existing copper or PVC pipe using adapters and it is color coded for easy identification of cold vs. hot water. A plumber in Staten Island will provide a professional installation for you. PEX is not suitable for outdoor use, and is vulnerable to UV rays or a hard freeze.
If you are looking for reliable, water line repair or repiping solutions, call a Platinum Plumbing plumber in Staten Island today.