Residential Plumbing Services

 Complete installation, repair & replacement

  • Main Water Pipes Repairs And Replacement
  • Concrete Slab Pipe Leak Repairs
  • Water Heaters including Tankless
  • Dishwashers and Garbage Disposals
  • Washers & Dryers
  • Toilets, Bidets & Washlets
  • Steam Rooms, Spas and Saunas
  • GasRangesand Range Hoods
  • Microwave Ovens including Exterior Venting
  • Sinks and Vanities
  • Faucets and Thermal/Volume Mixers
  • Tubs and Showers
  • Ice Makers and Water Filters & Connections
  • Reverse Osmosis Systems
  • Filtering Systems and Minerals Removal Systems
  • Whole House Water Conditioning Systems
  • Sewer Main Repairs and Replacement
  • Water & Gas Main and Branch Lines
  • Underground Water Leak and Line Detection
  • Pressure Regulators and Pressure Relief Valves
  • Clogged toilets, Sinks and Drains
  • Complete Drain and Sewer Pipes Cleaning Services
  • Complete Re-piping Services
  • Handicapped Restrooms
  • Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems

WE INSTALL ALL COMMERCIAL HANDICAPPED RESTROOM ACCESSORIES

PLUMBING PROBLEMS?

Noisy Pipes: Pipe noises range from loud hammering sounds to high-pitched squeaks. The causes may be loose pipes, water logged air chambers, or water pressure that’s too high. Anchoring exposed pipes is a simple solution; other remedies such as anchoring pipes concealed inside walls, floors or ceilings, may call for a professional.

Banging: Properly installed pipes are secured by straps every 6 to 8 feet for horizontal runs and every 8 to 10 feet for vertical runs. If your pipes bang when you turn on the water you may need to add straps, or cushion the pipes with a rubber blanket, or both. When you anchor a pipe ,especially a plastic one, leave some room for pipe expansion. Never use galvanized straps on copper pipes. Use only special straps on PEX pipes and PVC pipes.

Squeaking: Only hot water pipes squeak. This is because as the pipe expands, it moves inside the straps and the resulting movement and friction causes the squeak.

Solution: Cushion it as you would a banging pipe.

Water Hammer: This noise occurs when you rapidly turn off the water at a faucet or an appliance. The water flowing through the pipes slams to a sudden stop, thus causing a hammering noise.

Preventative checks: Check for faulty air chambers. These lengths of pipe, typically installed behind fixtures and appliances, hold small pockets of air that cushions the shock when the flowing water is shut off. They can get filled with water and lose their effectiveness. To restore air inside the chambers, turn off the water at the main shutoff valve. Open all the faucets to drain the system. Close the faucets and turn the water on again. The air chambers should fill with air.

Check for home pipe water pressure that is higher than 80 psi: Main water supply pipes water pressure varies throughout the day, and it can be much higher than 80 psi. To lower the pressure, make sure you have a functioning pressure regulator or pressure reducing valve. If you have one it may need to be replaced.

 

Contact us for your water system inspection and an estimate of the re-piping cost of your residence.  Click here to request service.

 

THE HISTORY OF KITEC® PLUMBING:

Kitec®, which was manufactured by a Canadian thermoplastics company, Ipex, Inc. and by their subsidiary IpexUSA, LLC, was introduced to theU.S.market in 1995. According to the manufacturer Kitec®: “Engineered composite pipe made from flexible aluminum tubing, permanently bonded between layers of durable polyethylene. Kitec® XPA™ can be installed directly below grade or encased in concrete without additional protection. Its tough cross-linked polyethylene outer and inner layers provide excellent corrosion resistance, while its aluminum core provides built-in permeation barrier against ground source contaminants such as termiticides. The result is years of reliable service, even in harsh soil and water conditions where the use of copper should be avoided.”

WHY IT FAILS: The alleged construction defect relates to Kitec’s brass fittings, not to the company’s plastic pipe. The issue is a chemical reaction known as dezincification, which accelerates corrosion in brass fittings when they are exposed to oxygen and moisture. Brass is an alloy that is primarily composed of copper and zinc. When fittings experience dezincification, zinc leaches out of the brass fittings, leaving a blockage of zinc oxide that causes leaks, restricted water flow and breakage.

DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE KITEC PLUMBING: First, Kitec® generally comes in two colors: blue (for cold water use) and orange (for hot water use). Coming in from the outside this pipe will typically be attached to your main shutoff valve located close to your hot water heater. Second, if you have experience with the location and safe use of your electrical panel box, you may find a yellow sticker inside your electrical panel box stating that you home has a nonmetallic Kitec® or PlumbBetter® piping systems. If your home includes this sticker, your home MAY have Kitec® Fittings.

WHY YOUR KITEC® WATER PIPING MUST BE REPLACED:

  • IT ALWAYS FAILS
    Dezincification of the Kitec® brass fittings is imminent and unfortunately it’s a only a matter of time before your Kitec® plumbing system will fail..
  • IT LEADS TO INNEVITABLE LEAKS AND BREAKSThe metal chemistry between Kitec® plumbing and the brass fittings is proven to make KITEC piping fail.

 

THERE IS NO APPROVED REPAIR FOR KITEC! YOUR WATER PIPING SYSTEM MUST BE REPLACED BEFORE IT FAILS!

 

 

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