Homeowners heavily rely on their plumbing to work as it should all year round. Despite this fact, one’s plumbing is the first aspect of home living that is most neglected. This often leads to considerable future inconveniences, including repiping. At Parobek Plumbing, we’re always happy to solve whatever plumbing issue your house may have. If your pipes need to be repaired, or even if an entire repipe is necessary, our plumbers can be of assistance. They can perform a full inspection and evaluation to provide you with the best option.
Count on us for your repiping in Bastrop, Smithville, Flatonia, and Elgin. Rest assured our techs have extensive training and experience to repipe your home with speed and preciseness.
Repipe vs. Pipe Repair
Deciding between a repipe and repair can feel like being stuck between a rock and a hard place. That’s why at Parobek Plumbing, we’re always happy to help counsel our customers about the various options and the costs associated with each choice.
There are two main causes for a home to be repiped: acidic water and Quest pipe. A number of years ago, a brand new product called Quest pipe hit the market and thousands of homes had it installed. However, the pipe wore out quickly (some, in a matter of years) and caused massive leaks. On the other hand, copper pipe, which will generally last for decades or longer, will deteriorate if your water is acidic.
When choosing between a repipe and repair, each customer should ask themselves the following:
- Is your water acidic?
- Do you have rusty pipes?
- Does your home contain Quest pipe?
- Are there multiple leaks in various locations throughout your building?
- Are more leaks likely to form in the next few years?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it may be cheaper in the long run to repipe your home. Otherwise, you may be faced with more necessity for repairs.
Signs You Need to Repipe
At Parobek Plumbing, we’ve been family owned and operated since 1982, and we want your family’s water supply to be safe and reliable.
Sure signs that you’re in need of repiping services include:
- Rust colored water
- High water bills
- Water spots on walls or ceilings
- Your home contains Quest pipe
- Mold growth
- Musty smell throughout your home
Difference Between Copper & PEX Piping
When repairing or repiping, it important to decide if you want copper or PEX pipe. Copper pipe has been the “go-to” product for decades now—it’s durable, doesn’t corrode easily, and plumbers know it just works well. However, installing copper pipe is time-consuming, the price of copper just keeps increasing, and it’s a poor choice for homes with an acidic water supply.
PEX pipes, on the other hand, are still relatively new to the market. Since it’s a flexible tube, it can expand and contract making bursting less likely. Additionally, installation is a breeze, fewer fittings (which are weak points) are needed, and PEX is cheaper than copper. However, since it’s still considered a newer option, many people are still nervous about how well PEX will work in the long-term.
Call (512) 910-8123 today for professional repiping services in Bastrop County at competitive rates. We will make sure to get your plumbing system running like new again.
One of our older, widower deacons in my church had a sewer backup into his house and he called me to help him. Parobek worked with me over the phone, got there in just a couple of hours, and were very communicative - calling to let me know progress, what they found, and got my "ok" as to price before performing any of the work. Super helpful customer service at their office and the guys doing the work were friendly, explanatory and thorough.
These guys are the only plumbers I will use anymore. While they are a little bit more expensive than many, you get what you pay for! They are extremely professional and upfront about what the job will cost. They always show up on time and do a great job. I recommend them for all your plumbing needs.
Called to schedule an appointment due to the faucet was not working in my kitchen. They were out the next morning as promised. They charge a service fee of $45 to diagnose the problem, is waived if you pay them to resolve the issue. Jason was professional, courteous and was very upfront and thorough with my options. He was able to diagnose and resolve the issue within just a few minutes. He could have easily overcharged me or told me I needed to replace my faucet. I really appreciate his integrity and will definitely call them for any future concerns.