How Long Does a Bathroom Repipe Take?

Repiping Your Bathroom


RepipingBathroom repiping can take a variety of time depending on multiple factors. No two homes are identical and the piping of each home can be in a wide variety of different locations. Additionally, the age of your home and the piping will play a vital role in determining the length of time it takes to finish repiping.

Bathrooms that have easy access are going to be the ones with the quickest repair time. Both mobile homes and single story homes are usually built with this type of bathroom. Access to the pipes is generally all done through the bathroom and under the home, which can take as little as 30 minutes. Most piping in easy access bathrooms will not require the plumber to go under the home.

In the event of a plumber having to access pipes under the home, additional time should be factored in. There are many conditions a plumber may be faced with and access to under the home pipes may be difficult. It’s best to know whether your home has basement access, a crawl space or around the home skirting. All three types are relatively simple to access but basement access is the most convenient.

Pipes that are in poor condition may be difficult to work with and added time is necessary to additionally prep the older pipes. If your home has not had previous plumbing issues and is over 10 years old, count on additional time for the plumber to replace the old piping. Older homes may use a number of different pipes and the time it takes to replace them can vary widely.

When it comes to remodeling a bathroom, the process of repiping can take a significant amount of time. Most contract jobs will require a period of time to perform the teardown of the old pipes and another period of time to install new piping. The total time required to complete the replacement of piping during the remodeling of a bathroom is greatly dependent on how large scale the remodel is.

The time it takes for a bathroom repiping depends on many factors. The size of the bathroom and location of the piping will determine how long it takes for replacement.

Is your bathroom in need of a full repipe? Call Pell Plumbing today at (770) 499-2006 for the best services in Marietta! 

Why Is My Faucet Dripping?

What Causes my Faucets to Drip?


Faucet RepairA dripping faucet can be a very challenging problem for homeowners who have little plumbing experience. The reason it is such a daunting task is because the leak can be caused by several different reasons. While many of these reasons are easy to fix, the problem for homeowners is not understanding which fix to tackle first. Here are some of the common causes of the faucet dripping.

The Damaged O Ring
One of the first places to look when trying to diagnose a dripping faucet is the o ring. To hold the handle of your faucet in place, a long stem screw is utilized. That screw includes a very small disc that usually is the point where water can leak. If the ring gets worn or loose, water can easily get by it. Replacing the ring is very simple and can be purchased at your local hardware store.

The Corroded Valve Seat
The connection from the spout to the faucet is known as the valve seat. When sediment and minerals deposit in the valve seat, it can cause it to slowly corrode. Over time that corrosion will start the faucet to drop around the spout. If you can clean that valve seat on a regular basis it will not corrode and last significantly longer.

The Broken Washer
Each time that you turn on the water, the washer is being forced to the valve seat. That friction happens each day several times and is the cause of the washer becoming worn out or broken. The end result is a dripping faucet because water can now easily get passed the damaged washer. This is another inexpensive part that can be found at your local hardware store. Once a new one is installed the leak should stop.

Be certain to install these small parts with caution. One other reason for a dripping faucet is when these parts are installed incorrectly. If the parts is not seated correctly or the wrong size, a leak will be the end result. If you have trouble with the installation, contact a professional plumber to help complete the job.

Is your Marietta home in need of a faucet repair? Call Pell Plumbing today at (770) 499-2006 for immediate solutions!

Should I hire a plumber to remodel a kitchen?

Hiring A Plumber To Remodel A Kitchen


Kitchen RemodelingIf you’re doing repairs or making new installations in your home, your kitchen will be a major project. Remodeling your kitchen involves tearing out old cabinets, cupboards, sinks, counter tops and replacing them with new cabinets and fixtures. While most new counters and sinks can be placed in any part of the kitchen with no problems, the plumbing and electricity may need to be rerouted in order to service your new sinks and relocated appliances, this is why it is highly important to hire the services of a professional plumber.

When it comes to remodeling a kitchen and redoing the piping for your sink and drain plumbing, you should have a professional plumber do the heavy work. Old pipes may have to be cut and new ones may need to be fabricated and installed where they will reach your new sink. If you’re not moving the new sink far from the old one, you may be able to simply attach extensions to where the old pipes are relocated so you don’t have to drill any new holes in the floor for the new pipes, or have to redo your plumbing lines for the kitchen altogether.

Professional plumbers will be able to run drainage pipes down under your new sink and make sure they are connected with your current sewer pumps or septic system. They’ll also be able to run the hot and cold water lines up to the sink, which are usually copper pipes with shutoff valves. Plumbers may also be able to install new pipes such as PVC or steel pipes if you decide to redo the piping from your kitchen sink to the water tanks, and your new pipes can be fitted to your water tanks.

Before the new sinks and pipes can be installed, you’ll need to go over safety codes with the plumber and electricians to make sure your new system meets local safety laws and inspections. Before hiring a plumber to remodel your kitchen, you should ask them questions about how much experience they have had with meeting safety inspection requirements, and you may want to make sure your blueprints for the new kitchen don’t interfere with their pipe work. Certification and experience are two musts when hiring a plumber for any household activity.

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What are the benefits of a summer drain cleaning?

Benefits of a summer drain cleaning


Drain CleaningOften people like to try “do it yourself” projects within their homes for certain chores. However there are certain areas within home maintenance that are better left to the professionals to resolve. One such area is drain cleaning. Advertised on television or seen in stores, many people have seen commercials for high strength liquid drain cleaners. While that type of a remedy may provide short term relief from clogs, it does not permanently correct the dilemma. Liquid drain cleaners are caustic. They are harmful to pipes as well as humans and pets.

Only a professional plumber can rid a drain of harmful debris. When there is a clog within a drain it is a breeding ground for bacteria. Dishes, utensils, kitchen gadgets are all in, for instance, a kitchen sink. It is not sanitary to have them in a sink where the drain beneath is multiplying germs as dishes are being washed. When the sink begins to back up causing stagnate water to collect there, that is unhealthy for people. If a bathroom drain is clogged, water collects within the shower while washing. This is also not a very hygienic experience. With a proper drain cleaning by a professional, harmful bacteria is extracted properly. During a drain cleaning, a plumber can remove the blockage that is currently causing an issue with proper use of the sink, bathtub or shower. This proper intervention can also be proactive, by cleaning the walls of the drain preventing future clogs.

Hair is the most common cause for clogs in bathtub and shower drains. Often, hair settled into the drain causes a foul odor. During a professional cleaning, a plumber can remove all hair and debris clogging the drain.

During a drain cleaning, a plumber can notice issues with the pipes themselves. Often, this can be the first time erosion or the beginning stages of pipe erosion is diagnosed.
Summer drain cleanings are essential when properly maintaining a home. During the hustle and bustle of busy summer months, don’t neglect your drains.

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