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Repipe in Las Vegas


Pipes in many Las Vegas homes are generally made from galvanized steel, Polybutylene or imported copper. These materials are reactive and will eventually start to corrode. When corrosion occurs, you will experience problems with your plumbing system like discolored water, bad-smelling water and leaks. Corroded pipes need to be replaced before they get worse. Eternal Plumbing can help with our fast, affordable repipe plumbing services. Kitec Plumbing, used in many Las Vegas homes needs to be repiped to prevent extensive floods and property damage. If you don’t know what’s going on with your pipes, we can send a qualified professional to give you an estimate.


Eternal Plumbing uses Unupor (Wisbro) PEX tubing. PEX is made from cross-linked polyethylene. It is very strong and, most importantly, it is non-reactive. Unlike old galvanized steel and iron pipes, or even modern copper pipes, PEX will not rust or corrode. PEX tubing is flexible and can be directly routed to where it needs to go. This reduces the need to make joints and turns, thus improving water floor and pressure. PEX tubing is much less expensive than copper or even plastic pipes. Since it is faster to install PEX tubing, repipe services with PEX are also cheaper. 25 Year Warranty

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Common Plumbing Issues

These are the most common plumbing issues that require a repipe. 

Kitec Plumbing

Kitec Plumbing was used in 60,000+ homes built in Las Vegas between 1995-2005. In 2005, Kitec fittings became the subject of a state class action lawsuit filed against IPEX in Clark County, Nevada. Kitec fittings were for the most part made of brass, which is mainly composed of copper and zinc. The Clark County lawsuit alleged that Kitec fittings failed because of a chemical reaction called dezincification. As alleged in the Clark County lawsuit, when hot and/or “aggressive” water flowed through the brass fittings, the zinc leached out of the fittings, thereby weakening the structural integrity of the brass and, ultimately, causing failure in the fittings. Call us today for an inspection to determine if your home still has Kitec plumbing.

Corroded Steel Pipe

Galvanized pipes are steel pipes that have been dipped in a protective zinc coating to prevent corrosion and rust. Galvanized piping was commonly installed in homes built before 1960. When it was invented, galvanized pipe was an alternative to lead pipe for water supply lines. Today, however, we have learned that decades of exposure to water will cause galvanized pipes to corrode and rust on the inside.

Calcified Copper Pipe

By far the most common problem that homeowners face with copper piping is the tiny leak resulting from a localized corrosive action known as pitting corrosion. While copper pipes are relatively resistant to corrosion, they, nevertheless, will corrode under the right conditions. After all, copper is a metal, which corrodes when it oxidizes from contact with other substances. Copper piping corrosion usually goes undetected until small leaks begin to form, resulting in mold buildup, drywall damage, and more.

Cracked polybutylene tubing

Homes built in the mid 70s to mid 90s used polybutylene water pipes (or tubing) as a faster and cheaper plumbing alternative versus copper and steel. The problem with polybutylene pipe is chlorine in Las Vegas' water supplies attacks the plastic, causing it to become brittle, resulting in breaks and leaks that can flood the home. Polybutylene pipe is no longer allowed by the building codes, but if it’s already in the home there is no requirement to remove it. If your home was built between 1978 and 1995 call us to inspect your plumbing lines right away if you suspect old or bad plumbing. Don't wait for a flood to occur before calling us.