Experienced Repipers Explain What Is Involved In Repiping a House
You’d like to believe that your plumbing will last forever – or at least for as long as you live in your home. But the truth is that your plumbing has an expiration date, just like everything else in your house. In most cases, the expiration for plumbing is anywhere from 25 to 80 years. You may need to repipe your home because your plumbing has aged out, or you may need to invest in repiping because the plumbing you have does not meet the needs of your home and is routinely breaking down and needing repipe repair.
It may be time to consider repiping your home if:
- Your home is more than 50 years old
- You bought the house as a fixer-upper
- Your pipes keep bursting
- You routinely have dripping or running water behind your walls
The best way to know for sure if you need to repipe is to call in a repiping plumber for a thorough inspection. Here’s what you need to know about the process, should you discover that you do need to repipe your house:
The Benefits of Repiping
There are many benefits to repiping your home. A new plumbing system will certainly increase the value of your home, which makes it a great investment if you are considering selling your home any time soon (especially if it’s an older home). But even if you aren’t planning on selling any time soon, a new plumbing system will put your mind at ease, knowing that you have a reliable system ready to serve you for decades.
Other benefits of repiping your home include saving money on repipe repair, protecting your home from damage, saving money on your water bill, and enjoying fresh and great-tasting water all the time.
An Overview of the Repiping Process
Overall, it will take about three to seven days to repipe your home, depending on the size of your home and where the plumbing needs to be routed. Your repiping plumber will help you select the right type of plumbing to meet the needs of your home and the local climate. The goal is to use a material that will suffer the least amount of damage over time and that will keep your home’s energy costs low.
Once the work is ready to begin, the water lines in your home will be shut off and then drained. Everything inside your home will be covered with tarps and drop clothes, including your furniture and floors. Then cuts will be made in the drywall or your concrete slab to access the pipes. The least amount of cuts will be made to access the pipes.
The old pipes will be removed, and the new pipes will be installed through the openings that have been made. All fittings will be installed and checked, ensuring that everything is tight. Then the water will be turned back on, and the entire system will be tested to ensure that there are no plumbing leaks or other weaknesses. If any leaks or other problems are detected, they will be corrected promptly.
Once the new system is verified to be working properly, the drywall will be replaced or the concrete slab patched. All openings will be repaired so that you never knew they were there. The area will be sealed and painted, looking as good as new. You’ll have a great new plumbing system that gives you reliable performance, as well as the peace of mind of knowing that your home is protected from potential water damage. You can kick back and enjoy your new plumbing and a home that feels fresher.
Contact Professional Repiping Specialists In California
Is it time for your home to get a repipe? Call Integrity Repipe in California. A repiping plumber from our team will inspect your system and let you know if it’s time to upgrade. Your plumber will then walk you through the best options for your home. We are specialists in PEX piping, which is an anti-corrosive material that is highly energy-efficient and offers reliable performance. We’ll help you understand if PEX is a good choice for your home or if other options might work, as well. Call us today to schedule a consultation with a repiping plumber.
Published by – Integrity Repipe Inc
Integrity Repipe Inc – Long Beach, CA
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Long Beach, CA 90815
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