What is it?
A multifamily apartment repipe can be a complete or partial replacement and/or bypass of the existing water distribution system beginning at the transition point between the exterior and interior service pipe and terminating at various fixtures within each residence in the multifamily structure. Our turn-key service includes replacement of all pipe fittings, stop valves, and supply lines as well as the replacement of any drywall extractions necessary to access the current pipes and/or used to install the new bypass pipes. This non-invasive procedure also includes drywall refinishing, computer-aided paint matching, painting of the affected areas, and patching, retexturing, and painting of ceiling areas that are used for access to the existing pipes and/or for the replacement pipes.
Why do you need it?
- Do you experience low water pressure?
- Do you get rust colored or yellow water?
- Do you get scalded in the shower when someone flushes, uses a sink, or turns on the washing machine?
- Have you had leaks in your plumbing?
- Do you have slab leaks?
- Do you want to prevent all of the above from happening?
- Do you have polybutylene pipe in your home?
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions, a repipe is the only permanent solution for the defective piping system. Low water pressure at a faucet, shower, or washing machine is caused by the buildup of rust and corrosion on the inside of galvanized pipes. As these pipes age, the rust and corrosion continues to build, restricting the flow of water more and more. Rusty or discolored water is caused by the rust from the inside of the pipes combining with the water flowing through the pipes. This usually indicated an advanced stage of corrosion in the pipes. Leaks are most commonly caused by corrosion; the chemicals caused by the reaction of the water and the metal, in the form of rust which, over time, eats or wears away the pipes. Iron water pipes coated with zinc to prevent rusting and corroding are called galvanized iron. As galvanized iron pipes age, the zinc coating gradually wears away, exposing the iron. The unprotected iron rusts rapidly in the presence of water. Most residences built pre-1970 were plumbed with this type of piping and will require repiping. Essentially, patching your defective piping system will lead to more leaks as the pipes that were not replaced will continue to fail. This will also result in additional cost, equaling or exceeding almost double the cost of having a complete repipe. With the surfacing of various legally driven problems such as black mold and chronic health concerns, the problems of having a defective piping system have gone from nuisance to a liability nightmare. A complete repipe is the solution that will prevent this nightmare and issues with your insurance company all while increasing your property value.
How is it done?
A typical multifamily repipe can be completed with minimum interruption of water service to the residence/s (usually no more than 4 hours daily). This ensures that the residents are not without water for a substantial amount of time if they are present at the home during work hours. We will provide the highest quality service starting with floor covering and protection for furniture and other objects in the residence. This keeps the personal property of each resident protected from debris and/or water and makes cleanup quick and easy. The location and routing for the pipes in each residence will be determined using small, surgical cuts in the drywall. We will exclusively uses the industry’s highest quality Flowguard Gold CPVC, Copper, or Aquapex (please call for availability) for all repipes. Once the pipes have been replaced, all access points in the drywall and/or ceiling will be patched, re-textured, and painted. All work will be completed by our trained specialists; none of the work will be subcontracted.
Why choose Delta?
We are your single source of responsibility! Delta has developed the turnkey solution to the faulty polybutylene, KITEC, copper, and galvanized pipe problems. Our technicians are masters in mapping out the best and most creative routes to replace your leaking pipe. Making small, surgical cuts in the drywall for plumbing access, keeping the number of access panels for referenced replacement to a minimum, utilizing plastic protection for carpet and furniture, filtering drywall dust from air conditioning systems, using photo quality controls, and returning the water supply daily are all part of the process we have developed and perfected for the repiping industry. The repiping process we have developed has become the standard for the industry and is being used for apartments, condos, duplexes, hotels, hospitals and high rise buildings throughout the nation.