What to Expect During a House Repipe

When it comes to repiping a house, there are certain steps that need to be taken in order to ensure the job is done correctly. Furniture and floors should be covered with protective fabrics, tarps, or other materials to protect them during the installation of the pipeline. Cuts are made in the drywall where the pipes pass. The work of preparing for refinishing is quite simple.

Your plumber should do a full inspection of your home's plumbing system, estimating the length of pipe needed and the cost. They should discuss your new plumbing options with you and provide you with a full estimate that explains what type of plumbing they'll be placing in your home and the total cost. Repainting can take anywhere from two or three days up to a week, depending on the size of the house and the number of bathrooms. Your water service will be disconnected for part of this time, so it's important to talk to your plumber beforehand in order to minimize water supply interruptions.

In the last phase, your plumber will make sure everything is fixed and in working order. They will check and clean all the places where they worked, making sure all joints are secure and that there are no leaks. Additionally, they will put on shields and tie up the pipes to make them look neater. If you're spending a lot on repairs, living in an old house, or remodeling, you should consider reconditioning your home.

Completely repairing a house requires skill because there is no way to reach the pipes behind the house's gypsum sheet without other critical components.

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.