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How much does it cost to repipe a house?

The cost to repipe a home varies depending on several factors. The amount of piping that must be completed, the type of pipes being used, and any special considerations like difficult access or multiple levels can all have an impact on the cost of repiping the home.

We offer free estimates for repiping jobs. By giving you a customized estimate, we can take the special considerations of your home into account. This means that you will have a better idea of the ultimate cost of the repiping project.

Generally, you can expect to pay at least $1,500 for a basic repiping job in a home with a single bathroom. This will usually include the cost of getting a permit, labor, and materials, as well as the removal and disposal of the piping that is removed.

 

What is repiping?

Repiping a home means that you are having the existing plumbing replaced. This usually becomes necessary when the existing pipes have begun to leak because of age and corrosion. Repiping is commonly associated with older homes that have galvanized piping. The average lifespan for galvanized pipes is 50-70 years.

It is possible to have only specific sections of piping changed. In some cases, that might be a less expensive option, but it might not be the best choice. Even though the upfront cost is higher, it might be a better choice for you to have the entire house repiped all at once so that all of the pipes are the same age. This can also prevent you from having to have plumber appointments often.

Repiping your entire home all at once also ensures continuity in materials. This is a huge benefit if you are switching to a new pipe material. For example, if you are having old galvanized pipes replaced with CPVX, PEX, or copper piping, your dwelling's entire piping will now be uniformly upgraded.

How to repipe your house

When you have your home repiped, you will need to schedule a repiping job with us. We will gather the necessary permits and supplies to get the job done. Repiping is an extensive job that requires us to cut holes in some of your home's structures. We also have to cut and attach pipes using the appropriate methods. For example, if you are having copper pipes installed, we will have to sweat the pipes together.

Repiping a house can take as little as one day or longer than a week, depending on the specific job. In many cases, more than one person will work on the project. When we provide you with an estimate for the job at your home, we will provide you with an estimate of the cost and the length of time the job will take.

Since we are removing and replacing the pipes during the project, the water to your home will be turned off. In most cases, we can turn the water back on at night so that you have full use of your home in the evenings. Planning to have no water at the home during the days is necessary.

What are some steps to take before my plumbing is repiped?

  • October 19, 2016

    What to Know With a Quote for a RePipe

    A repipe quote should include all of the information about what the job will entail. This includes what areas of the home's plumbing will be replaced. It should include what type of piping is being removed and what it will be replaced with. 

    The quote you are given should include a time frame for the job and how many people will work on it. The ultimate price of the job and how long the quote is valid for should also be included on the written estimate for the job.

  • October 6, 2016
    • Plan for the cost of a repipe project. We offer free estimates that take the specifics of your project into account.
    • Understand the work that is required. Our professionals will explain the job to you so you know what to expect.
    • Find out what type of pipes you need. Galvanized, CPVC, PEX, and copper are the four major choices.
    • Enjoy the best water pressure and lowest water bills. Repiping does away with leaks that can decrease water pressure and increase water bills.

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