New Pipes, Re Pipes
Homeowners are always going to face plumbing issues. It’s inevitable. But sometimes, a simple repair isn’t enough — you need to have your entire home repiped. A complete home repipe sounds like a huge job, but you don’t need to be intimidated. In this guide, we’ll go over the entire process — from determining if you need a repipe, to choosing a plumber and what pipe materials to consider.
How Do I Know If I Need To Repipe My House?
A complete house repipe is a considerable project to take on. It’s a significant investment in both time and money. But in many cases, having your old pipes replaced is recommended or even unavoidable. Here are some reasons you might need to repipe your house:
- You are constantly paying for plumbing work and repairs. A new pipe network can get rid of lingering plumbing issues. Having a brand-new system in place will help you avoid having to do any further repairs for many years down the road.
- Your house has lead pipes. Lead pipes are only a concern in very old homes (think 1920’s or earlier). But believe it or not, there are still some houses out there with lead pipes. Lead presents some serious potential health risks.
- Your house has galvanized steel pipes. Galvanized steel was a staple in piping in American homes before World War II. The problem with galvanized pipes is that after a certain number of years they can become corroded. Once corrosion starts building up in these pipes, water flow is restricted and sediment can end up in your drinking water.
- You’re looking to do a remodel. If you’re thinking about installing new bathroom or other plumbing fixtures, replacing them and doing a repipe at the same time can save you time and money.