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What is Copper Repiping?

What is copper repiping and what does it cost?
If your home has been built more than 30 years ago, there is a really good chance that your water pipes are made of a galvanized pipe material. It’s been shown that these pipes will corrode as time goes on and will need a copper repipe to offset the damage, wear and irreversible pipe material corrosion. Pipe corrosion in your home may cause a dramatic decrease in your quality of water and may even cause health issues. A copper repipe involves the removal or bypass of existing plumbing pipes, replaced by brand new, clean copper pipes. The copper pipes used are made from the finest quality copper available and comes with a lifetime guarantee. The cost of a copper repipe varies on your home size and plumbing layout. Most often, the cost of a copper repipe with Repipe Specialists is half of what a local plumber would cost.

What symptoms should I look for?
If you find loss of water pressure, you have discolored water, you find a slab leak or you discover leaks or pipe corrosion, it’s time for you to repipe your plumbing with new copper pipes. These clues and symptoms are often indicators of major pipe corrosion. This may also lead to leaks in your house, which can often be attributed to mold and mildew in your walls.

How long does a a copper repipe take?
Start to finish a copper repipe job only 1-2 days. You won’t have to vacate the home for fear of not having water or taking a shower. You will not have to vacate the house for days either. Our expert installers and technicians take extra pride in keeping your home clean and will take extra care to fully cover your furnishing and flooring before the repipe begins. The Repipe Specialists installation team always includes a master patcher, who professionally patches any sections of a wall that required to be cut open to complete your copper repipe. There are 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 been done. A recent client has told us, “When we returned home, my wife could not locate where the patches were done, as your crew left no trace that a repipe operation had just been completed.”

What happens after the repipe?
One of the first things customers find after a copper repipe is a dramatic water pressure increase. With age, rust and corrosion have collected inside your old pipes, restricting water flow and lowering pressure. You will notice a noticable improvement in your water quality too. When your pipes are free of corrosion or contaminants, you’ll find a big difference in your shower, your dishwasher and your washing machine.

More benefits of a copper repipe
Replacing your older pipes can also have good cost benefits. Old pipe replacement can help to prevent increasing problems down the road. Pinhole leaks and inferior plumbing will no longer be an issue. Your copper repipe may eliminate costly plumbing headaches for years to come. A copper repipe also adds to your home’s real estate value, a huge advantage when selling your house. Water quality is becoming a much bigger cause of concern for home buyers. After a repipe, your water quality is a valuable selling point to a potential home buyer.

Shower Water Pressure Restored after Copper Repipe from Repipe Specialists.Where can I get a repipe estimate?
Live Repipe Specialists operators 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 our site. Our repipe technicians will complete a full examination of your home and plumbing situation, providing you with a complete, full estimate on the work that will be required.

Are there other types of repipe materials?
If your home layout allows for it, PEX repiping may also be an option you may want to consider. Repiping using PEX is an alternative to copper repiping and has many aesthetic qualities as well, including reduced water noise and ease of installation. For additional information, please fill out the form on this web site and you’ll be contacted by a Repipe Specialists representative with answers to all of your questions.

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