Home repiping is a way of restoring a plumbing system so that it functions best. But what is repiping, and why is it needed in the first place? In this article, we’ll go over the basics of repiping so that you can be prepared for this home project.
What is a Repipe?
Repiping is when the water lines/pipes in a building are replaced. For homeowners, this usually means replacing the pipes that run from a water source right up to your taps/faucets. Drainage systems and sewer lines aren’t usually a part of repiping, though homeowners can also replace these at another time.
Understanding the Repiping Process
Before the repipe process starts, your home will need to be evaluated. A plumber will locate the water lines and mark where drywall will need to be cut. They can advise you on which pieces of furniture will need to be moved and tell you more about the timeline for your project. Then, they will file any necessary permits with your city and order the necessary supplies.
Next, the repipe will begin. Your water will be turned off and small pieces of drywall will be removed so that your plumber has access to your piping system. Old pipes are carefully removed and then replaced by newer, more efficient pipes. The length of time your repipe will take, depends on several different factors. The process can be completed in as little as a couple of days, though larger and/or older homes (as well as homes with more complex piping systems) might take longer. During your evaluation visit, your plumber should be able to go over the details regarding your project.
Who Needs Repiping?
Repiping is recommended for people who have homes with older piping systems (50-100 years old), as well as people who are experiencing constant plumbing issues or corrosion with galvanized or copper pipes, such as leaks or low water pressure. A plumber can evaluate your entire system and let you know if a repipe is a good option for you.
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