Kent plumbing company encourages buyers to check their pipes

With the current highly competitive state of the housing market, many people choose to forgo the standard home inspection in hopes of gaining an edge over other buyers. But backing out of an inspection carries a huge risk, especially if the home is over 20 years old.

One of the biggest worries: the plumbing.

“We recently had several clients who told us that they had just bought their house and now needed to replace the plumbing,” explains Amrit Singh, owner of DrainPro Plumbing in Kent.

A common problem with plumbing in older homes is that the pipes are usually made of concrete or clay, which wear out over time. Hoses can break or develop leaks, or worn hose material can cling to trash or debris, causing clogs to build up. If the problem becomes large enough, the only solution is to replace the entire system.

Transplanting a home plumbing system traditionally involves a time-consuming, expensive, and disruptive process of excavating and replacing pipes with PVC pipes. Once completed, most homeowners must also hire a landscaper to repair any damage to their yard.

But a relatively new method known as trenchless transplanting or relining can save time and money.

“We only have to dig at an access point, and then we can insert a new liner into the existing pipe system from that location,” Singh explains. “It minimizes excavation and is much less of a headache for the homeowner.”

Singh says a typical reline job takes one to two days, compared to up to a week or more for the traditional method. “It also doesn’t tear up your lawn,” she adds.

“Replacing your plumbing system the traditional way is very expensive, as is paying monthly for coils or hydrojets to clear clogs. In the long run, relining is a cost-effective solution.

Most plumbing companies that use the reline method outsource the work to another service, but DrainPro does their reline in-house. “Because we do it ourselves, we can control the prices, which allows us to pass the savings on to our customers,” says Singh.

Additionally, Singh notes that the resin material used by DrainPro for relining has a warranty of up to 80 years.

“If people do their due diligence when buying a new home, they can find these issues,” says Singh. “Replacing your plumbing system the traditional way is very expensive, as is paying monthly for coils or hydrojets to clear clogs. In the long run, relining is a cost-effective solution and well worth it.

DrainPro Plumbing is located in Kent and serves the greater Puget Sound area. They provide a range of services in addition to relining. Meet online at www.drainproplumbing.net.

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