While we at A-List Plumbing specialize in re-piping plumbing service near Bellevue, it’s not all we do. We cover a wide range of plumbing services, including inspections of your home’s plumbing system. The guidelines for inspections vary, but it’s a consistent consensus that home plumbing systems should be checked for preventative maintenance and general upkeep every two to three years.
There are instances where you would need more regular inspections, especially if you live in an older home with older plumbing pipes. If your home was built before 1965, you might want to schedule annual inspections to ensure that your plumbing isn’t experiencing degradation or signs of significant wear and tear.
Re-piping becomes prudent in instances of significant wear and tear. Homes built before 1970 used a lot of galvanized steel for pipework, which have an average lifespan of 40 to 50 years, dependent on use. With regular maintenance, that lifespan could have been increased, but inspections are required as a preventative precaution.
After 1970, home pipework became predominantly copper and plastics that were more durable and resistant to corrosion and degradation. Copper has a lifespan of 50 to 60 years, while PEX and CPVC plastics have 75 years or more. The age of your home and the history of your home’s plumbing system will help you estimate how long your pipes have before a rework would need to be scheduled.
Call A-List Plumbing with Your Pipework Questions!
We get it! Plumbing is hard to wrap your head around, even more so because there’s so much involved – pipes, expenses, time, and estimates. It can be exhausting to think about, but there’s no need to stress.
Luckily, we at A-List Plumbing can help with everything from inspections to re-piping plumbing service near Bellevue. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us at (206) 202-8290. We are happy to answer your questions and provide you with a scheduled inspection!