Our Plumbing Systems Come with Peace of Mind
The rapid, safe delivery of clean water is a fundamental necessity in every home. Because your plumbing system is the key to your family’s daily water supply, you need a system you can trust.
Are your pipes are deteriorating, corroding or leaking? Has a pipe recently burst, causing a flood in your home? Or, do you have an older home with galvanized steel or polybutylene pipes? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your home may need to be repiped. Read more about how to tell when repiping is necessary.
Repiping means replacing all of the lines (pipes) supplying hot and cold water to your home. These water lines run from your meter box, into the attic and behind your walls, leading to each faucet, fixture and appliance. When we repipe your home, we’ll replace every one of these water lines with brand new pipes and fittings.
The Uponor PEX-a pipes and ProPEX® fittings we install are the most reliable, durable and safe plumbing system available today, backed by a 25 year limited warranty. Whenever you turn on a faucet or run your washing machine, you can have peace of mind knowing that the Uponor pipes delivering your water are trustworthy. Learn more about Uponor plumbing systems.
Residential & Commercial Repiping in Charlotte County and Sarasota County
Our repiping service area includes Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Englewood, North Port and Venice. We provide service from our two locations – in Punta Gorda and Englewood. Our experienced technicians have repiped several homes and commercial buildings. A recent project we completed was a complete re-pipe of Fire Station# 11 for Charlotte County with Uponor PEX-a pipe and fittings.
Have questions about repiping? Call us today. 941-205-2133.
New pipes and fittings for every plumbing fixture in your home, including:
- Hose Connections
- Water heater
- Ice lines
- Washing machine lines
- Any other fixture or appurtenance requiring water
Complete repiping also includes:
- Replacing water main shut off valve
- New hot and cold supply lines
- Eliminating expansion tank on water heater
- Installing a PRV (Pressure Release Valve) on the exterior for thermal expansion
- Supplying line shut off on the water heater
- Shutoffs at each fixture
- Washing machine box with new valves
- Ice maker box
- Hose bibs with vacuum breakers
- Hammer arrestors on appliance supply lines (built into washing machine and ice box)
Your Best Choice for Safety and Reliability
Uponor PEX-a Plumbing Systems
What is PEX?
Instead of copper pipes or CPVC, we install PEX-a pipes from Uponor. For you as a homeowner, PEX translates to a long-lasting, health and environment-safe, leak-resistant plumbing system. PEX stands for cross-linked polyethylene. It combines the best qualities of plastic and metal: flexibility with high stability; no corrosion, pitting, scaling or incrustation. It has been used in plumbing systems for over 20 years and in radiant floor heating for over 40 years. We install Uponor’s PEX-a tubing and ProPEX® fitting system, considered superior to all other types of PEX systems available.
The main benefits of PEX-a:
PEX tubing won’t pit, scale or corrode. It’s also flexible, allowing for it to easily bend around corners. This means fewer connection points, and fewer connection points mean less potential for leaks. Its flexibility also makes PEX-tubing more resistant to freeze damage, as it can expand up to 3x its diameter.
- Quieter Operation
No more singing pipes or water hammer. PEX pipes even dull the noise of rushing water.
Uponor PEX-a systems use brass fittings, valves and wall boxes that all carry the NSF us-pw-G marking for lead-free compliance*.
- No torches, glues, chemicals or solvents
Unlike copper or CPVC, PEX-a plumbing systems do not require the use of torches, glues chemicals or solvents that are harmful to the environment or that may contaminate your drinking water.
- Tested, certified and approved for water safety
Uponor PEX-a systems exceed the standards set by the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act. In addition to testing and certification at NSF International, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Uponor PEX tubing has been tested and approved for potable-water applications by the most demanding agencies in the world, including DVWG-Germany, KIWA-Netherlands, CTSB-France and BSI-Great Britain.
- Life Expectancy of 100 years
PEX tubing has undergone and withstood rigorous testing for more than 40 years, and has a life expectancy of 100 years. All material is thoroughly inspected for quality before making the journey from the manufacturing plant to your home.
- 25 Year Limited Warranty
All PEX-a tubing and ProPEX® fittings installed by Ray’s Complete Plumbing are backed by a 25 year limited warranty.
*Per NSF Annex G, lead-free products contain no more than 0.25% weighted average lead content on wetted surfaces.
PEX-a vs. Copper and CPVC
PEX plumbing systems are in general safer, more durable and more reliable than copper and CPVC systems. The following comparison chart highlights the benefits of PEX vs. copper and CPVC:
|Resists corrosion, pitting and scaling||Yes||Yes||No|
|Flexibility helps resist freeze damage||Yes||No||No|
|Retains heat in hot-water lines; resists condensation on cold‑water lines||Yes||Yes||No|
|Dampens rushing water noise; eliminates water hammer and singing pipes||Yes||No||No|
|Cannot be dry-fit; eliminates potential for future leaks and blow-offs||Yes||No||No|
|Manufactured connection system; eliminates need for chemicals and torches that can harm the environment||Yes||No||No|
|NSF International certification for water purity||Yes||Yes||No|
|Flexible, eliminating added fittings and liability||Yes||No||No|
Call us today for more information about repiping your home. 941-205-2133.
When is repiping necessary?
- Your home has recently flooded due to a pipe leaking or bursting. Even if the leak or burst pipe has been repaired, chances are that there are larger issues in your plumbing system. Repiping is the most thorough and proactive way to circumvent future pipe breaches and subsequent damage to your home.
- You notice rust-colored water coming out of your faucets. This could point to corrosion on inside of your pipes. If you have a well system, this may be a water quality issue rather than a problem with the pipes, themselves. We’ll help you determine the source of the discoloration.
- You have low water pressure. In most cases it is not the pressure, but volume of water that is to blame. In such cases, it may be that the size of the pipes is inadequate to deliver the necessary amount of water. Or, your pipes may be clogged, restricting the flow of water.
- Your pipes have deteriorated, forming pinhole leaks. Leaks caused by corrosion in copper pipes are a common problem in Southwest Florida homes. We offer leak detection services and many times, repairing a pinhole leak is the best option. However, once you’ve had one leak, you are likely to get another one. Additionally, isolated leaks, along with corroded or cracked valves may be pointing larger issues with your plumbing system. In these cases, repiping your whole house may be the most future-proof solution.
- You have an older home with galvanized steel pipes. These pipes still have lead connections, which may be transferring small amounts of lead into your drinking water. Galvanized steel pipes are also prone to corrosion, leading to pipe leaks, bursting and clogs.
- Your home has polybutylene pipes. This type of plumbing system has been subject to class action lawsuits and is no longer accepted by the United States building codes. Polybutylene pipes are likely to fail prematurely due to decomposition or disintegration.
How long does repiping take?
From start to finish, the replacement of all the water lines in your home will take an average of three days. However, you will only be without water for one day.
Do I have to leave my house while the repiping is underway?
No, you can stay home for the entire project. In fact, you’re even welcome to watch us as we work! As mentioned earlier, you will only be without running water for one day – normally the last day of the project.
How invasive is the repiping? Will you have to make a lot of holes in my walls?
Our goal is to cut as few holes in your walls as possible. Plus, the typical access points are not in plain view; rather, they are under sinks, behind the refrigerator, and behind toilet tanks. After repiping is complete, we always cover any holes in the sheetrock with either a patch or an access panel.
Do you take care of all permits and inspections?
Yes. We pull the proper permits; we ensure that everything is up to code and passes the required inspection. We also pressure test your new pipes to be use everything is functioning properly. In order to pass inspection, please note that we require full access to all rooms in your house.