Repiping Services in Fort Myers

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Most homeowners think their home’s piping will last forever, but that isn’t always the case. When it comes time to repipe your home’s plumbing, Aztec Plumbing & Drains is ready to step in to help! We can complete a home repiping project quickly and efficiently.

We also offer comprehensive plumbing services to help address any other issues you may have. If the time has come for repiping services in Fort Myers or the nearby areas, call on the experts!

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When Should I Repipe My House?

Living in southwest Florida puts us at greater risk for certain plumbing problems, one of them being the deterioration of copper water lines. When this occurs, the only sure fix is a total home repipe, which includes the replacement of all existing water lines with clean, safe PEX – a material that is resistant to the effects our water has on copper.

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What Does Repiping Mean?

The procedure of repiping consists of running new hot and cold water lines overhead, down walls, and connecting them to your existing water fixtures. Shut off valves, fixture supplies, icemaker and dishwasher lines are also replaced, as well as washing machine hoses. At the end of the process all pressurized water lines from your main shut off valve forward are replaced.

Should I Replace Copper with PEX?

There are several reasons that make repiping a necessity, but one of the biggest factors is the water itself & the type of piping you have in your home.

Some common reasons for repiping include:

  • You have copper piping— Some areas around Southwest Florida receive water from reverse osmosis plants. This water leeches minerals from copper piping. Also the water breaks down copper piping over time leaving it prone to leaks. Most times a visible leak or damage is the first indication that repiping may be necessary.
  • You have polybutylene (Quest) piping— Multiple issues with this piping have resulted in extensive failure and property damage. Many home insurance companies require homeowners to replace this piping. Many Southwest Florida homes have this grey piping because it was heavily used in residential construction from the 1980s through the mid-1990s.

Areas that receive water from reverse osmosis plants such as Cape Coral, Ft Myers, Pine Island, Captiva, and Sanibel experience the greatest need for repiping.

Not sure if you have copper or polybutylene piping?

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Insurance Companies Refuse to Cover Homes with Polybutylene Piping

Many insurance companies are now requiring home inspections to find out if a home has polybutylene piping. When that piping was first discovered, it was thought to be the next great advance in plumbing pipes and fixtures. In fact, it was installed in an estimated 1 in 5 homes between the years of 1978-1995.

Shortly thereafter though, homeowners found out that the piping wasn’t reliable. It become brittle over time and if left unchecked, caused extensive water damage to the home. It caused a class action lawsuit and is basically what we like to call a “ticking time bomb.”

That’s why insurance companies are cracking down on this certain type of pipe and refusing to cover homes if they have it. It also greatly decreases market value on a home.

If you think that you’re home has polybutylene piping, feel free to give us a call at 239-212-0299 or contact us online. We would be happy to walk the property and provide you with a free repipe estimate!

How Long Does PEX Last For?

On average, PEX piping lasts well over 50 years and comes with a 25-year limited warranty. PEX piping is resistant to the chemicals used in water, has a smooth, friction free inner bore which results in a high flow rate and creates less of an opportunity for bacteria to grow. It almost completely eliminates scale build-up and does not rust, pit, or scale. It’s non-toxic and environmentally friendly,

How the Repiping Process Works

We replace all of the existing water lines with clean, safe PEX piping. It lasts a lifetime and won’t corrode like copper piping does when exposed to water filtered via reverse osmosis.

Here’s how the process works:

  • New hot and cold water lines are run overhead and down walls and connected to your existing plumbing fixtures.
  • Shut off valves are replaced with easy on and easy off valves.
  • Fixture supplies and washing machine hoses are replaced with braided stainless steel supplies and hoses.
  • Icemaker and dishwasher lines are replaced.

After we repipe your home, one of our service technicians will come to your home to inspect the job and make sure you’re happy with our work. We won’t be satisfied until you are. Period. While repiping requires us to open small holes in your drywall, Aztec has amazing employees that will repair all holes made during the your homes repiping process. They will match any existing texture and leave it ready to be repainted.

How Much Does Repiping Cost?

There are three major factors that will affect the cost of your whole-home repiping:

  • The specifics of your home’s layout and existing piping system: Pipes that are difficult to reach or poorly designed will take longer to remove and replace, making the labor more expensive.
  • The kind of pipes you choose: PEX pipes are actually more affordable than copper pipes and tend to last much longer in Florida.
  • The cost to repair drywall: The more your plumber has to cut to remove old pipes, the more expensive it is to restore your home to its original appearance.

At Aztec, after we repipe your home, we will repair the holes that were made during the process, ensure it matches existing texture and leave it ready to be repainted. While we don’t do the painting we want to make sure you are put in the best position to get your home back in order.

Not Sure If the Cost Is Worth It?

It may be a lot of money up front, but in the long run it will actually save you money in repairs and also increase your home’s value. In fact, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors says, “It is far cheaper to replace polybutylene pipes before they fail and release their contents onto floors, appliances, and furniture.”

Why Choose Aztec Plumbing & Drains to Repipe Your Home?

Repiping is a major project. In order to have this job done quickly, correctly, and get your water running again, you’ll want to choose experienced Fort Myers plumbers who can handle the job. At Aztec Plumbing, we’re repiping specialists.

Here’s what that means for you:

  • Your life goes back to normal quickly once the job is complete— Our plumbers have done thousands of repiping projects, so they have the experience needed to get the job done right.
  • You’re guaranteed to get a quality repiping— Our licensed plumbers replace all of the existing pipes with top-quality materials and we guarantee the quality of the work and your satisfaction.
  • You don’t have to handle any of the annoying paperwork— We’ll handle all the paperwork for the plumbing permit and the inspection needed to meet Florida state codes.

Ready to get started with repiping in Fort Myers? Call us at 239-212-0299 to learn more about our repiping services!

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