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Founded by Bob Park, a graduate of the State Indentured Apprenticeship Program, Ameriserve Repiping Co. Inc. has been providing copper repiping and other plumbing services to Southern California residents since 1979 through its Van Nuys, California, headquarters. Though Ameriserve Repiping advertises on numerous popular radio shows, the firm is not a franchise of a national corporation, but rather a family-owned California business. Bob Park‘s daughters, Staci and Cammie, frequently answer the Ameriserve Repiping phone lines, while Bob Park and family friends Jeremy and John Waters typically conduct estimates at clients’ homes. An experienced craftsman, Bob Park worked on high-rise buildings, hospitals, and a space-shuttle launch facility before devoting himself fully to Ameriserve Repiping. The primary specialty of Ameriserve Repiping is copper repiping, which is designed to replace galvanized or iron household pipes with more stable, longer-lasting copper versions. Copper repiping is typically needed when the zinc that coats older pipes begins to break down, making the pipes rusty and causing leaks or poor water pressure. Before conducting copper repiping evaluations, Ameriserve Repiping professionals lay down a protective covering on the area to be evaluated, they then open small areas of walls where pipes protrude, such as behind toilets, under sink cabinets, and behind water heaters. Ameriserve Repiping professionals are trained to install copper piping without turning off the water; the only time water will need to be disconnected is for approximately four hours after installation in order to “convert” the new system. After the pipes are found to be in working order, the Ameriserve Repiping team will patch any openings they’ve made, leaving the patched areas in paintable condition. Ameriserve Repiping chooses to work with copper piping because of its reliability and long history of use in plumbing. Copper piping has been used by civilizations as far back as the Egyptians, and became a part of U.S. homes in the 1920s. Copper is also safe for use in drinking-water pipes, with the U.S. government recommending approximately 0.9 mg of copper for consumption per day for men and women.

What is Hydro Jetting?

Founded in 1979, Ameriserve Repiping provides customers across Southern California with a range of repiping and plumbing services. The company is highly regarded for the responsive and professional quality of its service. One of the services offered by Ameriserve Repiping is hydro jetting or hydro jet cleaning, a highly effective remedy for clogged sewer pipes.Hydro jetting is an inexpensive way to clean or repair a blocked pipe or failing septic system. The process uses a jetting tool to deliver high-velocity streams of water that unclog and clean pipes and drains. Multiple spinning streams of water blast obstructions like buildup, roots, and sand from different angles in order to provide a thorough cleaning. The water pressure applied by the jetting tool usually ranges from 1500 to 4000 pounds per minute.Hydro jetting is more efficient than traditional unclogging methods and is capable of penetrating deeper levels of buildup than other techniques. While the process is suitable for commercial properties like hospitals or restaurant kitchens, it can be used for stubborn pipes at home as well.

Ameriserve Repiping - About Pipe Bursting

A business specializing in pipe installation as well as sewer replacement, Ameriserve Repiping delivers high quality technical services ranging from hydro jetting to pipe bursting. The company’s clients have included hospitals, space shuttle launch facilities, and other important institutions. Ameriserve Repiping is happy to offer free consultations to anyone interested in their services. Underground sewer facilities are deteriorating all across the United States as they reach an advanced age - in some cases systems are over 100 years old. Though these systems continue to function, the need for costly repairs and maintenance is a serious drain on municipal budgets. One method, pipe bursting, allows municipalities to replace deteriorating pipes for a relatively low cost.When carrying out a pipe bursting project, contractors first break the old pipes by using a mechanism that is inserted into the pipes. Simultaneously, the piping professionals pull in a pipe of similar, or even greater, diameter, 'bursting' through the existing pipe. Pipe bursting first appeared roughly 40 years ago in the United Kingdom, where it was used to replace cast iron pipes, and is still an excellent way to replace old piping.