Biard and Crockett Plumber repairing a water pipe

When it comes to making water pipe repairs in your Orange County home or office, turn to a licensed Biard & Crockett plumber. Each of our plumbers have a depth of plumbing knowledge and experience to get the job done right the first time. Our trained technicians can determine if your busted water pipe needs a simple fix such as replacing a copper pipe or a more indepth repiping solution. Biard & Crockett has been serving Orange County for 50 years, providing experienced repiping repair and plumbing work

Located in Orange, CA, we have been providing water line repairs and repiping,and other plumbing services for a half a century across all of Orange County. Our plumbing technicians have the experience, training, equipment, and materials necessary to handle any repiping emergency. In addition to offering water pipe repair services to homes and businesses, we also offer the same services for mobile homes. Whether you need us to install piping into a new home or building, fix any leaky or busted water pipes, or retrofit the pipes of one that’s been in the family for generations, you can count on us.

Consider the Variables for Residential Piping in Your Home in Orange

Over the years, a variety of materials have been approved for use in water piping in Orange County, CA Our plumbing company, Biard & Crockett in Orange, is familiar with all of these different kinds of pipes including galvanized steel, copper, PVC, CPVC, PEX, and poly pipe. Although all of our plumbers are highly trained, they continue to attend training and certification classes for new materials and technologies as they become available—something we’ve been doing since we started our plumbing business 50 years ago, and something our highly motivated technicians will continue to do, because we believe that anything worth doing is worth doing right.
We understand that your home or business is one of the most expensive things you will ever own. We also understand the damage plumbing problems can cause and how expensive it can be if pipes are not installed, maintained, or repaired properly. You need the water pipes and fixtures in your house to be dependable, which is why you should turn to the experts at Biard & Crockett in Orange for all of your water piping needs.

Regular Plumbing Maintenance – Water Pressure

Biard and Crockett Plumber repiping water pipes

It is important to have your home’s water pressure checked on a regular basis. Residential building codes require that your water system be at no more than 80 PSI. We generally set it between 60 and 70 PSI, allowing for a little fluctuation, to stay within code, and reap the benefits of higher water pressure in your home without rising  too high that it could cause problems such as leaks or pipe bursts. Having an experienced plumbing contractor arrive at your residence to measure water pressure in your home is the best way to ensure your water’s  PSI is within optimal range and will not cause any issues in your water lines.

Signs of High Water Pressure & Problems that can Occur

The signs of low water pressure are easy to identify — a toilet that takes too long to fill, a faucet that drips rather than flows, and similar signs. On the other hand, high water pressure is more difficult to spot, and often goes unnoticed until it causes a problem. One common sign  that your home’s water pressure is too high is the banging and thumping of pipes when you flush a toilet, take a shower, run the sink or dishwasher, etc. But what kinds of problems can be caused by high water pressure?

• Water waste—spending too much on your water bill!
• Damage to appliances, including washing machines, water heaters, dishwashers and icemakers
• Leaking pipes, burst pipes

A responsible plumber will install a Pressure Regulating Valve, or PRV. The PRV is typically installed on the water line coming into the house and will usually last about 10 to 15 years. Over time, the Pressure Regulating Valve may need to be adjusted before it is replaced. The right plumbing technician will inspect the PRV  to determine when it should be replaced, during a regularly scheduled water pipe maintenance.

Whole Home Water Re-piping & Retrofitting

Regardless of the age or condition of your home in Orange, Biard & Crockett offers whole home water piping, re-piping, and retrofitting services. Water lines in homes that have been sitting vacant or poorly maintained over the years will likely need to be repiped. Some of the signs that your home is due for re-piping include:

  • Odd smell or coloration of water
  • Particulates and debris in water
  • Water damage around where pipes sit, behind walls, or along floors and ceilings
  • Excessively high water bills
  • Low water pressure

Whole Home Repiping Process

Repiping your home often involves opening walls, ceilings, and floors. When the plumbing is complete, we put your home back together and leave it ready for painting, finished flooring, etc. If you are looking at getting your home re-piped, now might also be time to consider a few modern appliances, including a water softener, tankless water heater, high efficiency washers, etc. Our team of dedicated plumbers can help you find the right appliances for your needs and even handle the installation of plumbing fixtures for you.

It is important to choose the right plumbing company when repiping your water lines.
Here are some crucial traits to look for when selecting a plumber include:

  • Experience
  • Reputation
  • Honesty
  • Dependability
  • Ability

A key red flag to look for is someone who offers a quote over the phone without seeing the full extent of the project. Even with over 50 years of experience, Biard & Crockett plumbers need to inspect the home to requires repiping before we can provide an  accurate estimate. Check out some of our recent customer testimonials, look up our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and ask around. Your friends, neighbors, coworkers and relatives have come to rely on your local plumbing company in Orange known as Biard & Crockett,  and so can you.