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Sherman Oaks Plumbers Find Installing Copper Repipes A Must For Older Homes With Plumbing Repairs If you are living in Sherman Oaks, or anywhere in the San Fernando Valley for that matter, your home is probably more than thirty years old. This means that your plumbing system is old and out of date, and having copper repipes installed may be exactly what you need to update your entire system. Homes built in this part of the city were piped with iron or galvanized pipes, which means they had a zinc coating. Over time the zinc breaks down, leading to rusty pipes. Sherman Oaks is home to many historical homes, and if your home is over fifty years old you may be ready for that status as well. It is usually easy to tell when you are ready for a copper repipe installation. Your water pressure may have dropped dramatically, or you may have found a leak in your pipes. The best thing to do is to call your plumber and get started with the repiping process immediately. Many people attempt to do a copper repipe job themselves, only to find they are not equipped to do this themselves and must call in a professional plumbing company. The cleaning of the fittings and the pipes is the most important step. A flux paste is typically used. This is an acid that cleans the copper and makes it able to be soldered. You also need to make sure that the hot and cold water are connected to the correct pipes. After the earthquake that ravaged Sherman Oaks in 1994, many of these older home were destroyed, or at least had to be completely redone. However, many times this did not include the plumbing system. Keeping your home's plumbing system is top condition is essential to the overall maintenance and value of your home or commercial building. Sometimes we take our plumbing for granted, but once something goes wrong, like a leaking or broken pipe, we understand the importance of the proper care and maintenance of this vital water system. Caring for your Sherman Oaks home includes proper plumbing system maintenance.
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