Water lines are the pipes that supply clean potable water to your home. When you use water in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room or garage, you can be thankful that water lines have delivered it safely to your faucet.
Throughout the years, water lines have been made of all types of materials. The ancient Romans used lead pipes. During the Middle Ages, Europeans used wood pipes to transport water. Today, we use Copper, PEX or CPVC piping because these materials are durable, don’t pose any health threats and in most cases they are economical.
If new water lines are needed, it’s best to hire a qualified plumbing contractor with experience to handle this type of work. Plumbing contractors know how to work with water pressure and ensure that cross contamination won’t occur – issues that most homeowners aren’t familiar with. Plumbing contractors install water lines when building a new home, updating an old one, when the lines are leaking, or to replace old galvanized lines. Below are a few common reasons we’re called to install water lines.
Kitchen Remodel. If you’re planning to completely remodel your kitchen and start with a new layout, then it’s likely you’ll be moving water lines. Perhaps you’re moving the sink to a more ideal location, or you’re adding a refrigerator with an automatic ice maker. Either way, you’ll need to plan for some new water lines.
Bathroom Remodel. Just like the above kitchen remodel, you might find that your current bathroom layout doesn’t suite your current needs. Or you might be adding a new bathroom if you are refinishing your basement, and having an extra bathroom will often increase the value of your home.
Outdoor Water Features. If you live in an older home, you might find that you don’t have access to water exactly where you need it. It might be (finally) time to add a sprinkler system to your lawn, or you might be thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your backyard. Every chef needs easy access to water!
Water lines can often be installed within one day, but every project is different. Give us a call with questions or to discuss your particular water line installation project.