Home repiping is a complex task and not one to be taken lightly. It must be done correctly. After an inspection, you may realize your home needs some work to be sold. Ensure that the pipes for your plumbing are in good order and up to code to improve a home. Learn all about home repiping, why you’d undertake the process, and what to expect.
What Is Home Repiping?
Home repiping is straightforward: replacing all or the vast majority of plumbing in your house. It’s a gigantic undertaking that entails substantial work, including hot-water pipes, cold-water pipes, wastewater drain pipes, fixtures, etc. Home repiping results in top-of-the-line plumbing that is up to code.
Why Would You Repipe Your Home?
There are many reasons why you would repipe your home. The biggest reason is that the pipes are old and were made from materials we now know to be dangerous. You’ve likely heard, for example, of lead in water. If you have an older home, you might have lead pipes in your walls. Lead in water is serious; replace these pipes immediately. You may also have galvanized steel. These pipes are reasonable but tend to corrode, which damages pipes causing contamination from rust and ruptured pipes. Steel pipes should also be removed and replaced. Other signs that repiping is needed include a terrible smell coming from the taps or discolored tap water.
When scheduling a remodel, consider handling other plumbing problems with the repiping. Planning will save money and heartache because the pipes will already be exposed, and addressing issues before they get worse will save heartache down the road.
What to Expect When Repiping
Do not tackle a repiping project yourself if you’re not a certified plumber. It requires specialized knowledge of materials, building codes, and equipment to shape and seal the pipes. Get an estimate from home repipe specialists to understand the full scope of the work.
You may need to get a local work or building permit for repiping. A certified plumber will help you obtain everything required to start the project. Once the project begins, work with the plumber to understand the timeline and spaces necessary to complete the task. Discuss any other needs you may have to go along with the project (i.e., replacing a toilet.) Repiping generally lasts a few days to longer than a week.
Are You Ready to Repipe Your Home?
We provide the highest quality repiping in the entire Las Vegas Valley for the best price. Learn more about why we recommend copper pipes here. Get an expert when it’s time for your home to be repiped. Contact Sin City Plumbing today to learn more!