Everything You Need to Know About House Repiping

House repiping is a process in which a plumber replaces old pipes with new ones throughout the plumbing system. This is usually done when homes are old and the plumbing is corroded or damaged, but some homeowners also choose to replace the plumbing in their homes when remodeling or renovating other rooms. A plumbing line is when all the old, worn-out plumbing pipes in your home or business are replaced by new, more efficient plumbing lines. This is usually necessary for older buildings that have faulty pipes, that are constantly in need of plumbing repairs, that have polybutylene, lead, galvanized or Kitec pipes, or that are preparing for a remodel. Before you decide if this option is right for you, it's important to first understand exactly what repiping entails.

As you can guess from the name, reconnecting means removing all the hot and cold water pipes from the entire house and replacing them with new ones. The repiping process involves replacing the old plumbing system with a new one. Many homeowners choose to repair their old or faulty plumbing, but some can only replace sections (partial repiping) or simply address repairs as they arise. If a pipe needs to be repaired for the entire house, repiping the entire house can cost less than replacing different sections of the plumbing system after they fail. The repiped piping system is thoroughly tested to ensure adequate water pressure and that everything works smoothly throughout the house.

When determining how long it takes to repair a home or business, it depends on the amount of work that needs to be completed. Repiping your home can be a daunting task, but it's important to remember that it's an investment in your home's future. Not only will it help prevent future plumbing problems, but it will also increase your home's value and make it more attractive to potential buyers. If you're considering repiping your home, make sure you hire a qualified plumber who has experience with this type of work.

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.