Repiping FAQ

Questions & Answers About Repiping

If you are not a plumber, you probably have a lot of questions when it comes to repiping your home. We have put together this list of the most frequently asked questions we hear from our customers. If you don’t find the answer you are looking for, just give us a call. We will be happy to discuss your plumbing needs with you.

Do my pipes need to be replaced or can they just be repaired?

If your galvanized steel or copper pipes are leaking, they can be repaired. However, in most cases, once these older pipes start corroding more leaks are likely to appear in the future. It may be more cost-effective to just repipe your home now, rather than pay for expensive repairs over and over again.

Is repiping my home going to be very expensive?

No. Our repiping specialists have been performing this type of job for over 25 years. Since repiping is our specialty, we can often complete the job in less than a week. Our prices are competitive and we stand by our work. We will be happy to provide you with a free quote in your home and go over all the details with you.

Do we need to find someplace to stay during a repipe?

Any type of construction project creates a lot of activity. If you want to avoid this, then sure, you can stay with friends or family. But it is not necessary. We will work around your schedule and at the end of the day we make sure your family has water in at least one bathroom and the kitchen to use overnight.

What is the best pipe to use for plumbing?

At Repipe 1 we only use pipes and fitting manufactured here in the USA. We use high-quality PEX or copper and will go over which is the best option for your water system. No matter which type of pipe you choose, our specialists can handle the job. During your initial inspection, an estimator will go over the pros and cons of both types of pipes with you.

Do you provide a warranty?

Yes, we do. We are fully licensed, bonded and insured. We offer a lifetime guarantee on parts and labor for all of our PEX repiping jobs. We work hard to make sure all of our customers are satisfied and guarantee job satisfaction with a lifetime warranty.

What is PEX plumbing?

PEX is short for cross-linked polyethylene. You can find a variety of types and brands being sold. The easiest answer to this question is that PEX is a plastic tubing designed for home drinking systems. It is easier to install than copper, which often makes the job less expensive. PEX is also eco-friendly but when it needs to be repaired or replaced it is not recyclable, like copper.

Do you include the drain pipes running from the showers and toilets in a standard repipe?

Sorry, but no we do not. The pipes that carry water into your home is a separate system from the one that carries it back out. A standard repipe covers the hot and cold water systems only. Drains and waste systems need to be handled separately. When you are discussing the repipe during your initial consultation you can go over any issues that you are having with your waste system. The specialist will be able to go over other options to handle these with you.

Why is it more expensive to repipe a slab home than one with a raised foundation?

Homes with a raised foundation are easier for the plumbers to access the water system. These types of homes either have a basement or a crawlspace so it is easier to run pipes from one location to another. In raised foundation homes, we don’t have to cut as many holes in walls and floors, so there is no added cost to repair those. Slab homes sit directly on the foundation and require us to open up more holes to run the new pipes. At the end of the job, the costs for patching and labor adds to the overall cost of the repipe.

How Long Does It Take to Repipe a House?

The answer to this question is one of the first questions homeowners ask. How long it will take to repipe your home depends on a number of factors. First, how big, or small, is your home? What kind of pipes are currently installed? Do you have a basement or does your house sit on a foundation? What kind of pipes are you installing, pex or copper? A basic answer is that repiping can take anywhere from 2 days to a whole week.