Water and gas are two of the most basic needs of the average Orange County household. Problems with your water pipes can cause you monthly bills to increase and seriously damage your home or business.
Problems with your gas pipes can lead to injury or loss of life through poisoning, fires or explosions. The experts at Biard & Crockett Plumbing in Orange have 50 years of experience in locating and repairing water pipes and gas leaks, replacing sections of your pipe, and providing complete repiping solutions to homes and businesses in Orange County. Call on us to assess your specific water and gas piping needs and deliver high quality plumbing services.
Pipe Repair Vs. Repiping
The constant use of your household water and gas pipes results in wear and tear over time, causing minor and major problems with these piping systems. When your water pipes or gas pipes have isolated leaks, you need a qualified plumber in Orange that can accurately detect the leak and determine the best repair option that will restore the safety and efficiency of your water and gas lines.
With more extensive plumbing problems your property in Orange may require the replacement of a single damaged pipe, multiple damaged pipes or (in the most serious cases) your entire water or gas line. Whether you need a pipe repair, limited repiping job or a total piping replacement, count on Biard & Crockett’s 50 years of providing plumbing services to the homes and businesses of Orange County. We provide top-notch customer service and an extensive understanding of modern, cost-efficient plumbing equipment and technology to fix your piping.
Water leaks are relatively common household occurrences. Typical causes for a leak to occur in your pipes include:
- High water pressure above the recommended levels (a maximum of 80 pounds per square inch or psi)
- Consistent heavy daily water usage
- Simple age-related wear and tear
Repairing Different Types of Water Pipes
The same factors can also cause a water pipe to burst, causing extensive damage to your home or business. These homes and businesses have water pipes made from a wide range of materials, including:
- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
- Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC)
- Galvanized steel
- Polyethylene pipe (common in mobile homes)
- Cross-linked polyethylene or PEX
Each of these piping materials has its own particular benefits and best applications. Crucially, each type of pipe also requires a specific repair method when they leak or burst. The licensed technicians at Biard & Crockett Plumbing Services in Orange know how to perform lasting, efficient repairs on all water pipe materials and can handle any plumbing job, large or small.
When You Need to Replace Your Water Pipes
Water repiping fixes are much bigger than pipe repair jobs. You may need to have your water pipes replaced if they frequently require repairs for isolated leaks or burst pipes, if your taps produce rust-colored water or if your water starts to develop an off taste.To reduce the costs and ensure the reliability of your water supply, you need plumbing services from experienced technicians who know how to determine when repiping is a better option than an isolated repair.
When your pipes need to be replaced, you also need dependable professionals who have experience working with the two most durable repiping materials: copper and PEX. Biard & Crockett licensed plumbers are highly recommended for copper repiping for homes and businesses. Our technicians also have experience working with PEX, which was recently received approved as a water line repiping option in California.
Avoiding Water Pressure Related Problems
The experts at Biard & Crockett perform spot checks of the psi in your water lines to help you avoid water pressure-related leaks and burst pipes. We can also install a special valve, called a Pressure Regulating Valve (PRV), specifically designed to prevent excessive water pressure levels in your pipes. If your system already has a PRV installed, we’ll check its health and make any necessary adjustments or repairs.
Gas leaks occur much less often than water leaks in Orange. However, by their very nature, natural gas leaks pose a serious threat to your health and safety. Gas pipe repairs are critical fixes that absolutely require an expert hand. Trust Biard & Crockett’s plumbing technicians to accurately pinpoint the source of a gas leak and make the necessary repairs. We are experts at repairing gas pipes in above-ground systems made of the most commonly used piping materials (including steel pipe and steel fittings), as well as the most modern materials (including corrugated stainless steel tubing or CSST.) Our plumbers also provide expert plumbing services to underground gas lines that use wrapped steel pipes, PVC pipes or a modern plastic option called polyethylene (PE) pipe.
Repiping your gas lines may be a better solution to your plumbing problem than an isolated pipe repair when the pipes in your above ground or underground gas lines have extensive damage When you have a problem with your gas pipes, you need reliable plumbing technicians to help you determine your repiping needs and avoid unnecessary spending.
Our plumbers provide the reliability and professionalism you expect when considering your repiping options. As part of our gas repiping services, we can also install modern seismic valves – which help prevent damage from occurring to the gas pipes in your home or business in the event of an earthquake – and excess flow valves, which help protect your home or business from gas leaks and high pressure buildups.
Plans for Remodels and New Home Purchases in Orange
If you’re planning to remodel your home, it is important to assess the health of your water piping and gas piping and make any necessary upgrades. You can also incorporate a water pipe and gas pipe assessment into the purchase of an existing home or a brand new home. Whatever your needs, you can rely on Biard & Crockett’s 50-plus years of plumbing experience, our detailed understanding of challenges unique to the homes and businesses of Orange and Orange County, and our exemplary customer service. Call us today to schedule an appointment or get an estimate for a repair job, repiping job or a new installation.