Orlando's RePipe Specialists
The process to repipe a typical home, we eliminate the existing system. We will then take a new main from either outside of the home or at the water meter. We then reroute the water lines overhead and down the wall using out expertise to be the less evasive as possible. We only cut drywall where there is no other option it is absolutely necessary.
Upon completion of running new hot and cold-water lines we complete an air test of 100psi, which will be witnessed by the home owner and then an affidavit is signed. We then turn the water back on to the home and then begin to test everything several times, while cleaning up the home. The drywall cuts are temporarily placed back in their places and taped until the following day (as permitted by the county/city). The following business day, the home will be inspected by the City/County Inspector and then the drywall is completed.
Why Choose Emerald Plumbing
You are buying a labor-intensive job, which If not done correctly can floor your home. We are Metro Orlando’s Repipe Specialist. Our repipe techs have all been trained in house with quality control being a main goal. Our employees are paid and treated exceptionally well, and this shows in their work. We do not subcontract unlike several of our competitors and staff retention is very high. Our reviews are real, and our reputation is hard earned. We have the skilled manpower to put extra crews on large homes, being able to complete them in one day without compromising quality.
Pricing is determined by the fixture count and difficulty of each home. We have several formulas which keeps our pricing very consistent.
10 Year Labor Warranty
25 Year Manufacture Warranty on All Zurn Pex Pipe and Fittings.
We recently were informed and have confirmed through several sources some shocking information regarding the insurance industry and your home insurance.
If you have a leak/flood and make an insurance claim, that claim goes into a data bank shared by all insurance companies. When you go to sell your home the buyer will be required to get insurance.
Now here is the KICKER, the insurance industry will research the property and find that there was a water damage claim made and to what extent. They will depending on the claim deem the home un-insurable, due to possible mold. If it is un-insurable it will be near impossible to sell.
From our stand point and experience leaks on copper tend to create minimal damage unless left unattended, typically the homeowner will not make a claim as the damage will be under the deductible. BUT leaks on CPVC and POLY tend to be a completely different story. There tends to be large amounts of damage and the homeowner will be forced to make a claim to cover all the costs involved.
We encourage our customers to research and be active on preventing these types of issues.
We at Emerald Plumbing are the experts in repiping hot and cold water lines, having repiped thousands of homes and businesses.
Please note that Once a Repipe or Bid Job has been scheduled with the home owner the permit is immediately pulled. If the home owner cancels their job please understand that will be your responsibly to pay for the permitting fees. These fees range from $75 to $150 depending on type of job and municipality.
Read More About Why Pex Piping is the Best Choice When Repiping.
What if I have Copper?
A. Most pinhole leaks are caused due to corrosion. There is a chemical reaction from the water and the copper pipe. The water pressure will find a weak spot usually close to a soldered fitting. The reason for this is when you heat a metal you weaken it and the integrity of the pipe is compromised also they used an acid based flux and unfortunately inferior workmanship when they applied too much heat and did not wipe off excess flux. In 1970 the state of Florida outlawed fittings under the slab for this reason. Another reason for leaks is lightning. We live in the lighting capital of the world. We defiantly get busier with leaks during lightning storms. If lighting does hit the water lines it usually creates a series of weak spots. Also the electrical ground is typically grounded to copper usually at a spigot. This causes electrolysis where we have found most first leaks occur close to the ground.
When we repipe we eliminate all of the above. The process for a typical home is: We either take the water from PVC outside the home or from the water meter if copper is run from the meter to the home. We then reroute the water lines overhead and down the walls using our expertise to do the cleanest job possible with as little inconvenience to the homeowner as possible. A typical home will be repiped in one day with drywall repair done on the second day. Larger homes take longer but the homeowner is never left without water.
We like to remind people that they are buying a labor-intensive job, which is not like buying a TV where one is equal to the other. We do not sub contract our work like some companies. Our repipe crews repipe everyday and are trusted long time employees, not someone in between companies.
All of our work is referral. Our phone rings because of the work we do and the service we provide.
A homeowner faced with repiping should go with referral. Ask yourself why plumbing companies spend thousands of dollars on yellow page advertisements and Emerald Plumbing is not listed in any yellow page ads. We are as big or bigger than those companies.
We do recommend replacing water heaters that are 10 years or older. When repiping we can provide water heaters at cost with a considerable savings to the customer.
What if I have Polybutylene Pipe (poly)?
A. We at Emerald Plumbing would like to help educate our customers and possible future customers on Polybutylene Pipe (poly)
Poly is a gray pipe with crimp fittings which are usually copper or brass, originally plastic fittings were used. It was these plastic fittings which lead to poly being taken off the market in 1995. There were several class action law suits due to these plastic fittings failing and splitting hence flooding. How ever back in the 90's we were not seeing any problems with the pipe itself. However several years ago we started to see problems with the pipe itself splitting and flooding. The high chlorine content in our water in the metro Orlando area is drying the product out and forcing it to split. Poly was designed as a flexible pipe, rather than using fittings for every change of direction or offset the pipe would be bend, it is typically were we see the failure occur as the pipe is strained at this point creating a weak spot. The alarming thing here is upon splitting it floods quickly as full pressure pumps water thru your home or business unlike a pin hole leak on copper which does minimum damage in comparison.
I would like to add we currently see several of these floods weekly. Most insurance companies will not insure Polybutylene Pipe due to the amount of damage which occurs from a failure. Currently this issue arises when a home owner is selling, buying or changing insurance companies. I am frequently told by a frustrated home owner selling his home who has to deal with repiping the house before it can be sold that they have never had a problem with the Poly and my reply is simply but when you do you will not all about it as your home will be destroyed and I personally see this a couple of tomes a week on an average.
We at Emerald Plumbing encourage our customers to use preventive maintenance and replace/repipe your home or business if you have Polybutylene Pipe to avoid a plumbing disaster.
Please feel free to browse through our testimonials. We can provide endless amounts of referrals if required.
We would like to thank you for visiting our website and if we can ever be of assistance with your plumbing problems please feel free to contact us.
What if I have CPVC Pipe?
A. In our opinion CPVC is the worst product on the market. Most homes built from the mid-90s until fairly recently have CPVC. (Most big home builders have stopped using CPVC due to warranty issues). CPVC becomes VERY brittle and will snap apart very easily. We as a plumbing company are very concerned when it comes to working on CPVC and have out customers sign a disclosure before we will even work on their home. There is plenty of evidence to support these claims online and most plumbing companies will agree. There is a lot of talk regarding a possible class action lawsuit.
We strongly recommend repiping your home if it is 10 years or older and you have CPVC. Approximately 10 years ago, we started to become extremely concerned about CPVC becoming very brittle and had to introduce a policy where we started to shut the water off prior to starting any work in a home or business who had CPVC.
Due to the CPVC becoming so brittle with age, we are encountering cases such as simply changing a tub or shower cartridge that once we turn the water back on to the home, we discover a break in the pipe inside the wall. This all but just simply touching the piping while using extreme caution.
We have now instructed our services techs to not only verbally warn and explain to our customers but to now how a CPVC waiver signed, stating that Emerald Plumbing is not responsible for product failure in the home.
An Internet search on brittle CPVC will confirm any of these concerns.