Charlie: Dorsey in Cinco Ranch has one. She says, “I have a home built in the 1980s with Galvanized pipes and some recently developed some leaks in the attic above the second story, some small areas. Some little ceiling damage. And she wants to know a couple things. First of all, she wants to know the difference between re-piping and pipe restoration. She’s seen the videos on the website or he’s seen the videos on the website. Sorry, Dorcey. And then he wants to know should he call his homeowners insurance.
Tom: Homeowners insurance is for any kind of damage that’s done, it’s not to fix the pipes. They’re not going to fix your pipes. Let’s say you have a pinhole leak and the pipe sprayed water all over, the whole ceiling fell in, your floor covering was destroyed and ruined, same thing, destroyed and ruined. But as far as that goes-
Tom: [crosstalk 00:00:47].
Charlie: [crosstalk 00:00:48] destroyed look is very popular.
Tom: Yeah. I think it’s called distressed look.
Charlie: Oh, distressed.
Tom: Destroyed look.
Charlie: See, I’m old, I get confused.
Tom: But the bottom line is, they’ll fix damage if you have a deductible and you’ll have to see if it’s worth calling it in but they will not fix what caused the problem. That’s out of your pocket. That’s why it’s homeowners insurance for damage, not for something of that nature. As far as the difference, one is you put brand new pipes in. You tear holes in the wall, you run some of the new PEX piping. And you can certainly do that. It gets to be quite … There’s a lot of companies that do it and they do it quite well. But it’s unnecessary and it leaves you with a lot of patching and painting and stuff like that you might not want to go through. As far as relining, they sandblast it, they line it with a micro-thin layer of epoxy. We have the video on our website to show.
Tom: And it really brings it all back to brand new and I think it’s a lot less evasive and unless you’re remodeling a home, I would really look into it first.
Charlie: And there’s one company that does both.
Charlie: Yeah. TDT. They can advise you. You know, there’re times, in fact, we have a video, Dorcey at homeshowradio.com that shows where they had used both processes.
Tom: Yeah, that will happen sometimes.
Charlie: Because there’ll be pipes that get too clogged and all that.
Charlie: Then that’s where I saw the video.
Tom: Or too many holes.
Tom: And there’s different reasons.
Charlie: And the good news is that they have both options and they sometimes deploy both options on a job, Dorcey. So as Tom says, TDT, probably the first call on this job to get an idea what’s the option that’s best for you.
Tom: Yeah. And even if you call five people, I want them to be one of those five.