Repiping a House Cost
What is copper repiping? What’s it cost to repipe my house?
If you live in a home that has been built more than 20 years ago, there’s a good chance that the water pipes are made of a galvanized pipe material. These galvanized pipes will corrode as time goes on and will require a copper repipe to prevent further damage, wear and irreversible pipe material corrosion. Galvanized pipe corrosion in a home can sharply reduce water quality and may even pose health concerns. Copper repiping is the removal or bypass of existing plumbing pipes, replaced by brand new copper pipes. Copper pipes used are made from the best grade available and comes with a lifetime guarantee. The cost of copper repiping can vary on your home size and plumbing layout. What you might not realize is the cost of a complete copper repipe with Repipe Specialists is half of what a local plumber charges.
What are the problems that I should look for?
If you experience loss of water pressure, you have discolored water, a slab leak starts or you find corrosion or leaks, it’s about time you upgrade your plumbing with new copper pipes. These important clues can be an early indicator of serious internal pipe corrosion. This may also cause leaks within your home, which has been known to cause mold and mildew in your walls.
How much time does it take to repipe with copper?
As a general rule a full repiping of your home only 1-2 days. You do not have to vacate the home out of fear of not having water or taking a shower. You will not have to leave your house. Our installers and technicians take pride in keeping your home clean and will take extra care to cover your floor and furnishings before the job begins. Every Repipe Specialists installation team always includes an expertly trained master patcher, who seamlessly repairs all affected wall sections that needed to be cut open to complete the repipe. We have heard from many customers who are amazed that Repipe Specialists can finish the job in a matter of days, leaving little evidence that a full copper repipe had just been undergone. A recent client comment from a client told us, “My wife couldn’t locate where the wall patches were done, since your team left no trace that a repipe operation had just completed.”
What results can be expected after a copper repipe?
One of the first things people notice after copper repiping is an increased water pressure volume. As time passed, rust and corrosion have collected inside your old pipes, restricting water flow and lowering pressure. You will quickly find a big improvement in your quality of water too. With your copper pipes now free of corrosion or contaminants, you will see a big difference in your shower, your dishwasher and your washing machine.
Added benefits of copper repiping
Replacing your old pipes can also have tremendous cost benefits. Old water pipe replacement can help you to prevent many problems in the future. Pinhole leaks and inferior plumbing will be a thing of the past. Your copper repipe could eliminate expensive and continual plumbing repairs for decades to come. A copper repipe can also add to your home’s real estate value, a huge advantage when putting your house up for sale. Home buyers often test water quality before buying a house. With a copper repipe your home has a valuable selling point to potential home buyers.
FREE Copper Repipe Cost Estimate
Live operators at Repipe Specialists are available 24/7 to help answer your questions and schedule your free in-home inspection and estimate. Just call 800-737-4746 anytime to start the process or simply fill in the free repipe estimate request form on our site. Our trained experts will complete a thorough examination on your home and plumbing issues, providing you with a complete, full estimate on the work required to repipe your home.
Are there other kinds of repiping?
If you have the right home configuration, PEX repiping may also be an option you may want to consider. Repiping using PEX is an alternative to copper repiping and has many aesthetic values as well, including reduction of water noise and a lot of unique installation applications and add-ons.