Piping & Repiping in Broomfield, Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and the Surrounding Area
When discussing plumbing systems, much is made of the various sinks, toilets, faucets, and tubs that are attached to them. All of these are important appliances, of course. However, the real core of the plumbing system is all of the pipes that make up most of that system. It is these pipes that make it possible for the entire system to work, which is a pretty good reason to take care of them. Cooper Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive piping services in Broomfield and throughout the Denver and Colorado Springs areas.
When Repiping is Necessary
Modern plumbing pipes are designed to last quite a long time. Decades, in fact, under the right circumstances. However, they still are not invincible. There are times when a repiping is necessary, such as:
Corrosion: Most plumbing pipes used today are made of copper, which does not rust the same way iron does. However, copper is still susceptible to corrosion. Pitted corrosion, which is caused by chlorine particles, and formicary corrosion, which is caused by formaldehyde, are both serious threats to the health of the plumbing pipes. If the pipes are corroded enough that they cannot be patched, then the only thing to do is have the section repiped.
Age: Copper pipes last a long time, but the absolute limit of their lifespan is around a century. In truth, they should be replaced at around 50–60 years of age in most areas. If your home’s plumbing pipes are older than you are, have a professional check them to see if they should be replaced. You don’t want a pipe to suddenly rupture on you, believe us.
How to Maintain Your Pipes
There are a couple of different ways that you can make sure your pipes stay in good shape. The first way is to schedule preventive maintenance for your plumbing at least once a year. Most plumbing issues are subtle and tend to go unnoticed until they’ve done quite a bit of damage.
If you want to catch these plumbing issues as quickly as possible, make sure that you schedule a maintenance appointment. Plumbing maintenance is the single best way for a plumber to catch any plumbing issues before they have the chance to cause too much damage. You can save a considerable amount in repair costs over the years, provided you keep scheduling maintenance.
The second thing you can do to keep your pipes in good condition is to call for repairs as soon as you even suspect a problem with it. As we’ve already said, plumbing problems tend to be quite subtle. If you have noticed something odd with your system, there is a chance that the problem is already quite advanced.