How to Save Money and Time with a House Repipe

If you're considering installing a new bathroom or other plumbing fixtures, replacing them and plumbing at the same time can be a great way to save both time and money. Repiping can help you save on your water bill, but it can also save you time in the long run. If you live in a house for a while, you'll eventually need to replace the pipes (or repipe). Repiping is a larger-scale plumbing project than most homeowners are used to. However, that doesn't mean it has to be intimidating.

In this article, we'll explain how to know when it's time to repipe and what the process involves. Most homes in the Orange County area use copper piping. These are the most popular pipes used by homeowners and plumbers because they are durable and will last for many years. If your house was built before 1970, it likely has galvanized steel pipes. These pipes are known to leak.

If your house has copper pipes, the leak can be easily repaired. If they're not that old, you may not need to replace them either. During your consultation, your plumber will assess your plumbing problems and needs and provide you with a rough estimate of whether your home needs to be repiped. Since repairing a home can cost thousands of dollars, and since, if done wrong, homeowners and their families can be at risk, it's important to choose wisely when selecting a plumber for the job. You can use as much or as little as you need and you can borrow as you go, making HELOCs an ideal choice if you're not sure what it will cost to repair your home in advance.

They will also let you know if you need a new pipe for the whole house or just part of the house. Repairing your home may be something you dread, however, with the right people it's a quick and easy job. If your house is in an area with cold winters, it's best to replace the house's pipes during spring or summer if possible, as freezing temperatures can interfere with the process and cause it to take longer than it would otherwise.

Ted Bell
Ted Bell

Ted is a nationally recognized home repiping expert. He's been repiping homes in San Diego since 1993 and has been a frequent Angi's Super Service Award winner.