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What is copper repiping and what will it cost?
If your home has been built more than twenty years ago, there is a really good chance that the water pipes throughout your house are made of a galvanized pipe material. A galvanized pipe will start to worsen as time passes and will require a copper repipe to offset the damage, wear and material corrosion of your existing pipes. Corroded pipes in a home may cause a sharp reduction in water quality and may even cause health issues. A copper repipe involves the removal or bypassing of existing pipes, replaced by clean, new copper pipes. Copper used is made from the finest quality copper available and has a lifetime guarantee. The cost of copper repiping varies on your home size and plumbing layout. Most commonly, the cost of a full copper repipe with Repipe Specialists is half of what a local plumber would charge.

What issues should I look out for?
If you experience water pressure that is lower than it used to be, your water is discolored or has a metallic taste, you find a slab leak or you discover existing pipes leaking or corroding, it may be time to repipe your plumbing with new copper pipes. These important clues are often an indication of major pipe corrosion. This can also lead to in-house plumbing leaks, which may cause mildew or mold in the walls.

How much time does it take to repipe with copper?
From start to finish a full copper repipe job just 1-2 days. You do not have to stay at a hotel from the fear of not having water or taking a shower. You do not have to leave the house for days either. Our expert installers pride themselves in keeping your flooring clean and take extra care to completely cover your flooring and furnishing before the job starts. The Repipe Specialists installation crew always includes a master patcher, who professionally patches any sections of a wall that needed to be opened to complete your repipe. We have heard from many customers who are amazed that Repipe Specialists finishes the job in a matter of days, leaving little evidence that a copper repiping had just taken place. A recent client comment from a client told us, “My wife couldn’t locate where the patches were done, as your crew left no dirty mess or trace that a major plumbing operation had just been completed.”

What results can be expected after a copper repipe?
The first thing people notice after a copper repipe is a dramatic water pressure increase. As they aged, corrosion and rust had collected inside your old pipes, restricting water flow and causing low water pressure. You’ll quickly notice a big improvement in your water quality too. With your copper pipes free of contaminants and corrosion, you’ll find a big difference in taking a shower, your dishwasher and your washing machine.

Added benefits of a copper repipe
Replacing old pipes can also have great cost benefits. Old pipe replacement can help you to prevent increasing problems in the future. Inferior plumbing and pinhole leaks will no longer be an issue. A copper repipe may also eliminate costly plumbing headaches for years to come. A copper repipe may also add to the resale value of your home, a huge advantage when selling your home. Home buyers often test water quality before buying a house. A copper repipe on your home is a valuable selling point in today’s tough real estate market.

Need a copper repipe cost estimate?
Live operators at Repipe Specialists are available 24/7 to help with your questions and schedule your free estimate. Call 800-737-4746 now to start the process or simply fill in the free repipe estimate request form on this website. Our trained experts will complete a full examination of your home and existing plumbing issues, providing you with a complete, full estimate on the work that will be required.

What other materials are used in repiping?
If your home layout allows for it, repiping with PEX may also be an option you may want to consider. PEX repiping is a great alternative to copper repiping and has many aesthetic qualities as well, including water noise reduction and low profile installation requirements. To unlock additional information, please visit our PEX repipe page on this site.