Piping Services for Troublesome Pipes
Are you experiencing issues with your water pipes or require new installation of gas pipes and/or gas appliances? If so, finding a qualified, experienced, certified and insured plumbing contractor must be high on your list.
At Old World Plumbing, our clients have relied on our piping services for years. From simple fixes to repiping an entire home, our professional plumbers have the skills necessary to complete your project in a fast and efficient manner at a fair price.
Pipes repair and services in Kane, Kendall, Cook and DuPage counties
For Kane, Kendall, Cook and DuPage County residents, Old World Plumbing is the preferred plumbing contractor for piping services. Our extensive experience with piping issues positions us as the go-to resource for a wide range of services, including:
Regardless of the type of project — new construction, retrofitting or replacing the entire system — Old World Plumbing will take care of every one of our customers’ needs.
The most common signs of major pipe problems
Some issues can come on so gradually that they’ll be difficult to detect, which is why having regular maintenance performed on your pipes by a qualified plumber is important.
Here are some of the most common signs that your pipes need attention:
- Yellow or rust-colored water
- Excessively hot water when other fixtures are in use
- Debris/flakes in water
- Low water pressure
- Stains/discoloration on walls
When you notice these or other signs, contact Old World Plumbing immediately. Additionally, if you suspect that galvanized steel pipes, which are prone to corrosion, are in use in your home you should consider replacing them on a proactive basis rather than waiting for leaks to occur.
Water piping services to prevent water damage
Improvements to water pipe materials have improved in recent years, which has helped to prevent water damage caused by what was once a common problem – burst pipes or slow leaks.
Copper, which has been a favorite material for decades, is still in use in many homes and even in some new construction. PEX, a type of water pipe and tubing made from high-density polyethylene, is part of the new revolution in plumbing products due to its flexibility, easy installation, resistance to the “water hammer” effect, good chemical resistance, and ability to expand and contract, making it more burst-resistant than other plumbing materials.
The warning signs of a bad water pipe are usually easy to detect, as there will be stains on the walls (should a leak occur within the walls), puddles on the floors and low water pressure. If you notice any of these, it’s time to call in a plumber that provides water piping services, can survey the water damage, offer water line repair and recommend various types of water piping that will be a good fit for you.
Drain piping installation and repair
Homeowners are accustomed to wastewater flushing or draining away as needed, but sometimes the sink or tub won’t drain or the toilet refuses to relinquish its hold on the contents of the bowl. In some cases, a plunger can do the trick; other times, household chemical solutions will clear the blockage from the sink or tub. Unfortunately, when used over long periods of time, these “drain cleaners” can corrode piping.
If you’ve got an underground or in-wall drain pipe that is blocked, it’s time to bring in a professional to remedy the problem. Don’t let the problem persist, call Old World Plumbing today.
Planning for a natural gas line pipe installation, repair or replacement
Old World Plumbing can install any gas appliance or gas line to anywhere in your home. We can also detect leaks and fix them. Here are just a handful of our gas pipe services:
- Gas line repairs
- Gas line re-pipe
- Gas line lead detection
- Gas line installation
Gas appliances we can install include:
- Water heaters
- Cook tops
- Clothes dryers
- Hot tub and pool heaters
Gas line leaks don’t occur very frequently, but when they do they can be very dangerous. When a natural gas leak occurs in an enclosed area and goes undetected for long, the buildup can lead to a large explosion. People who detect a leak smell a heavy sulfuric odor akin to rotten eggs.
If you suspect that there is a gas leak, follow these steps:
- Shut off the gas valves if you know where they are.
- Turn off your electrical appliances.
- Exit the house.
- Call 911.
- Call the utility company.
For safety’s sake:
- Do not try to locate the leak.
- Do not use your cellphone while in the house.
- Do not light a cigarette or any smoking device.
- If you’re working outdoors and digging and strike a gas line, get away from the leak and call your local utility company.
Repiping services to improve the quality of your water flow and eliminate issues
If your home is old enough or the original plumbing team made errors in installation, you’re going to have to decide when the time is right for a total repiping. Homes with galvanized pipes, which were once a common material for piping, will definitely face this question, as this material is prone to corrosion. However, there may be other signs that you are ready for repiping services, including burst pipes, low pressure, constant clogging issues, foul-smelling water or rusty water.
Ask yourself the following:
- How old are the pipes in my house?
- How major are the problems the pipes are causing?
- Are all the pipes in the house affected or just those in specific rooms?
Older pipes will eventually fail, which is why a whole house repiping may be in order. The severity of your problems could range from a simple inconvenience, like the occasional clog, to serious ones like frequent flooding. If previous owners have replaced some old piping with new, you might not require a whole house-repiping project.
Emergency piping repair, replacement, installation and maintenance for your plumbing needs
Old World Plumbing is the go-to qualified expert with all the services necessary for emergency piping repair, replacement, installation and maintenance of piping throughout the home. When you partner with us, you’ll see an immediate return on your investment —our knowledge and experience repiping homes and providing all the piping services you need, including gas services, is unmatched. We take pride in our exceptional customer service, which is second to none. Contact us today at (630) 315-0888 to schedule an appointment.