When to Consider a Pipe Replacement for Your Evanston Home

A pipe replacement can be a complex process, but it may be beneficial or necessary in certain conditions. You should conditioner repiping if:

  • Your home has low water pressure or reduced flow.
  • Pipes are leaking or rupturing often.
  • Valves and fittings are beginning to leak or fail.
  • Pipes are poorly insulated or improperly secured.
  • Your home has lead pipes or older copper pipes with lead solder.
  • Your home has galvanized pipes that are showing signs of rust and scale accumulation.
  • Your home has copper pipes or PVC pipes that are beginning to fail.

Our team can evaluate your piping and offer an accurate estimate of the replacement costs using the latest modern materials.

Pipe Replacement & Repiping in the Chicago North Shore Area

Replacing old or faulty piping systems can help you avoid unnecessary service calls, prevent costly water damage, and improve the performance of your plumbing system. At American Vintage Home, our licensed, professional plumbers can replace faulty pipes one section at a time, or we can repipe your entire home. For galvanized pipes, lead pipes, or copper piping with lead solder, a full pipe replacement is often the best choice for your health and the safety of your home.

We work with all types of piping systems, including:

  • Galvanized pipes
  • Cast iron pipes
  • Copper piping
  • PVC or CPVC piping
  • ABS piping
  • PEX piping

Our experts will remove all damaged plumbing and select the best materials to meet your needs, budget, and local codes. We typically install copper, PVC, or PEX piping for fresh water lines and ABS or PVC for drain and waste piping. To keep your plumbing systems performing as effectively as possible, consider plumbing maintenance and repair services from our experts at American Vintage Home. We offer 24/7 service for all your plumbing problems.

Call 847-999-4595 or contact us online to schedule pipe replacement in Evanston, Oak Park, or the surrounding Chicago North Shore area.

How To Fix Banging Pipes in Your Home

If your home’s pipes bang as you turn off your faucet or flush the toilet, you may be experiencing what we call “water hammer.” To prevent further damage to your home’s pipes, watch our quick video:

 

Call Today to Schedule Pipe Replacement in the North Shore

With upfront pricing, free estimates, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can count on American Vintage Home for professional, high-quality pipe replacement and repiping services anywhere in the Chicago North Shore area. We offer reliable service, superior workmanship, and quality results that keep the character and charm of your older home intact.

To learn more about our pipe replacement services, contact our plumbing experts online or call 847-999-4595 today!

Pipe Replacement FAQs

How long do copper pipes last?

Copper pipes are remarkably durable. One of their unique strengths is their capacity to withstand temperature extremes, so they’re perfect for harsh climates. They’re also naturally rust-resistant and nonreactive, coping with pressures of up to 1,000 psi. They tend to have a life span of about 70 years.

Do galvanized steel pipes rust?

Galvanized pipes are zinc-coated for extra rust resistance, but that doesn’t mean they’re immune to corrosion. Rust can contaminate your drinking water and restrict flow rates. Despite their low price, they have a life span of 80 to 100 years. If your water is discolored or your water pressure has diminished, it may be time to replace your galvanized pipes.

Which pipes are best on a budget?

CPVC is a budget-friendly plastic that copes well with extreme temperatures. It’s more stable than copper and resists rust. It’s remarkably easy to install, but it’s prone to deterioration. In time, it cracks and becomes brittle, ultimately causing your pipe to fail after 50 to 75 years.

Why is cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) so popular?

PEX is constructed from dense, cross-linked polyethylene. It’s durable, flexible, and temperature resistant. It resists rust, leaks, and pinholes, so it’s a popular option for new infrastructure. You can expect your PEX to last over a century. PVC is even cheaper and offers a life span of about a century. If your pipes are leaking, cracking, or discoloring your water, it’s time to order a replacement.

What are the requirements of pipe materials?

Your pipe materials are required to meet a stringent set of technical regulations, codes, and standards. It’s not enough to choose the right materials. They must also meet the quality and trade standards governing wall thicknesses and piping component requirements. Joints must be minimized and their ends correctly threaded. The law also defines heat treatments and welding techniques, so it’s important to use a vendor who’s well-acquainted with your local codes.