What exactly is a repipe and how much does repiping cost?
If your house has been built more than 20 years ago, there’s a good chance that the water pipes in your house are made of a galvanized pipe material. It’s been shown that these pipes corrode over time and will require a copper repipe to prevent any further damage, wear and material corrosion of your existing pipes. Pipe corrosion in a house can sharply reduce water quality and might even cause health issues. A copper repipe is the removal or bypass of existing pipes, replaced by brand new copper pipes. The Copper used is made from the best grade available and is backed with a lifetime guarantee. Copper repipe costs vary on your home size and plumbing layout. What you might not realize is the cost of copper repiping with Repipe Specialists is half of what a local plumber might charge.
If you experience water pressure drops, discolored water with a metallic taste, a slab leak appears or you find leaks or pipe corrosion, it’s about time you repipe your plumbing with new copper pipes. These important clues are often an indication of major pipe corrosion. This may also lead to leaks in your house, which has been known to cause mildew or mold in the walls.
How much time does it take to repipe with copper?
From start to finish a full copper repipe of your house only a few days. You don’t have to book a hotel for fear of not having water or taking a shower. You don’t have to leave the house for days. Our expert installers and technicians pride themselves in keeping your house free from debris and take extra care to fully cover your flooring before the job starts. The Repipe Specialists installation crew always includes a master patcher, who professionally patches any wall sections that needed to be opened to complete your copper repipe. There are many customers who are surprised that Repipe Specialists can finish the job in just a few days, leaving little evidence that a full copper repiping had just been undergone. In a recent testimonial, a client told us, “We chose your business based on your great reputation and the repipe cost. The job went so quickly and efficiently! When we came home, my wife couldn’t even locate where the patches were done, as your team left no dirty mess or trace that a repiping job had just been done. Amazing job!”
What improvements will there be?
Among the many 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 flow and causing water pressure loss. People often find a noticable improvement in your water quality too. When your pipes are free of corrosion or contaminants, you’ll find a big difference in taking a shower, your dishwasher and your clothes washing machine.
Replacing old pipes can also have significant cost benefits. Old galvanized water pipe replacement can help to prevent many problems down the road. Inferior plumbing and pinhole leaks will no longer be an issue. A copper repipe could eliminate expensive and continual plumbing repairs for years to come. A copper repipe can also add to your home’s real estate value, a big advantage when selling your home. People are very concerned about water quality when buying a home. With a copper repipe your home has a valuable selling point to potential home buyers.
How do I get a copper repipe cost estimate?
Live operators are available 24/7 to help with your questions and schedule your free estimate. You can call 800-737-4746 anytime to start the process or simply fill in the free repipe cost estimate request form on our site. Our repipe technicians complete a thorough examination of your house and existing plumbing issues, providing you with a detailed, full estimate on the work required to repipe your home.
What other materials are used in a repipe?
If your home layout allows for it, repiping with PEX may also be an option you might want to consider. PEX is an alternative to using copper and has many aesthetic values as well, including water noise reduction and ease of installation. To receive additional info, visit our PEX repipe page on this site.