What is copper repiping and what does it cost?
If you live in a home that has been built more than 25 years ago, there’s a good chance that the water pipes in your home are made of galvanized material. Galvanized pipe will corrode as time goes on and will probably require a copper repipe to offset the damage, wear and material corrosion of your existing pipes. Pipe corrosion in a home can cause a sharp reduction in water quality and may even cause health concerns. A copper repipe involves the removal or bypass of existing pipes, replaced by brand new, clean copper pipes. The copper pipes used are made from the best grade available and has a lifetime guarantee. The cost of repiping can vary on your home size and plumbing layout. Typically the cost of a copper repipe with Repipe Specialists is half of what a local plumber will charge.
If you experience drops in your water pressure, metallic tases in your water, you find a slab leak or you discover pipe leaks or corrsoion, it’s time you upgrade your plumbing with new copper pipes. Many of these symptoms can be an early indicator of major pipe corrosion. This can also lead to leaks in your house, which can often be attributed to mold and mildew within your walls.
How much time does a copper repipe take?
From start to finish a copper repiping job takes only a few days. You will not have to vacate the house for fear of not having water or being able to bathe. You will not have to leave your house. Our expert installers and repipe technicians pride themselves on keeping your house free from debris and will take extra care to completely cover your flooring and furnishing before the repipe begins. Every Repipe Specialists install team always includes an expertly trained master patcher, who professionally patches any sections of a wall that needed to be opened to perform the repipe. We have heard from many customers who are surprised that Repipe Specialists finishes the job in a matter of days, leaving very little evidence that a copper repipe had just taken place. A recent client shared with us, “My wife couldn’t locate where the wall patches were done, as your crew left no trace that a major plumbing had just been completed.”
What happens after the repipe?
One of the first things people notice after a copper repipe is a big water pressure increase. With age, rust and corrosion have collected inside your old pipes, restricting water flow and causing low water pressure. You will quickly find a great improvement in your quality or water as well. With copper pipes free of contaminants and corrosion, you’ll see a clear difference in the water quality of your shower, your dishwasher and your washing machine.
Replacing your older pipes can also have tremendous cost benefits as well. Old galvanized water pipe replacement can help save you from increasing problems in the future. Pinhole leaks and inferior plumbing won’t be a worry to you any longer. A repipe could eliminate costly plumbing headaches 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. A copper repipe on your home is a valuable selling point in today’s tough real estate market.
How do I get a copper repipe?
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 fill in the free repipe estimate request form on our website. Our trained experts will complete a thorough examination of your home and existing plumbing issues, providing you with a complete, full estimate on the work required to repipe your home.
Are there other materials that can be used for a repipe?
If your home layout allows for it, repiping with PEX may also be an option you might consider. PEX repiping is a great alternative to copper repiping and has many other great qualities as well, including reduction of water noise and ease of installation. To get additional information, please visit fill out the Free estimate request form on this website. A repiping representative will contact you ASAP to help you with your questions.