What Does a Repipe Cost?
What is a copper repipe and how much will it cost?
If you live in a house or building that’s been built more than 25 years ago, there’s a higher probability that the water pipes throughout your home are made of a galvanized pipe material. These pipes will corrode as time goes on and may need a copper repipe to prevent further damage, wear and irreversible pipe corrosion. Corroded pipes in a home can cause a decrease in water quality and might even cause health concerns. A copper repipe is the removal or bypass of existing plumbing pipes, replaced by new, clean copper pipes. The copper pipes used are among the finest quality copper available and has a lifetime guarantee. The cost of a copper repipe can vary on your specific plumbing layout and your home size. Commonly, the cost of copper repiping with Repipe Specialists is half of what local plumbers charge.
What problems should I look for?
If you find a big loss in water pressure, discolored water with a metallic taste, a slab leak appears or you discover pipe leaks or corrosion, it is time to replace your pipes with new copper pipes. Many of these symptoms are often the early indicators of serious pipe corrosion. This may also cause leaks within your home, which can often be attributed to mold or mildew deep in the walls.
How much time does it take to repipe with copper?
Generally speaking a full repipe job takes just a few days. You won’t have to stay somewhere else out of fear of not having water or taking a shower. You don’t have to leave your home. Our repipe technicians and installers pride themselves in keeping your home clean and will take extra care to completely cover your flooring and furnishing before the copper repipe starts. The Repipe Specialists installation crew always includes an expert master patcher, who professionally patches all wall sections that needed to be cut open to complete your repipe. There are many customers who are amazed that Repipe Specialists finishes the job in just days, leaving very little evidence that a copper repipe had just been done. As one client has told us, “When we came home, my wife couldn’t locate where the patches were done, as your crew left no trace that a repipe operation had just been completed.”
What can be expected after a copper repipe?
One of the first things people notice after a copper repipe is a dramatic increase in water pressure. As they aged, rust and corrosion had collected inside your old pipes, restricting water flow and causing low water pressure. You’ll quickly find a great improvement in your water quality too. With copper pipes free of corrosion and contaminants, you’ll find a big difference in the shower, your dishwasher and your clothes washing machine.
Replacing your older pipes can also have tremendous cost benefits as well. Old galvanized water pipe replacement can help you to prevent increasing problems down the road. Pinhole leaks and inferior plumbing won’t be a worry to you any longer. Your copper repipe could eliminate expensive and continual plumbing repairs for years to come. A copper repipe can also add to the resale value of your home, a huge advantage when selling your house. People are very concerned about water quality when buying a home. After copper repiping, your water quality is a valuable selling point in today’s real estate market.
What other materials are used in repiping?
Depending on your current plumbing configuration, repiping with PEX may also be an option you might want to consider. PEX is a comparable alternative to using copper and has many other great qualities as well, including reduced water noise and a lot of unique installation applications and add-ons. To get more information about repiping with PEX, please visit our PEX repipe page.
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 get started or fill in the free repipe cost estimate request form on our website. Repipe Specialists will perform a thorough examination on your home and existing plumbing issues, providing you with a complete, full estimate on the work that will be required.