Whole Home Repiping for Homes throughout the Greater Louisville Metro Area
Leaking pipes and broken plumbing lines typically require replacement – in some situations, just the damaged section can be removed and replaced. However, some scenarios warrant replacement of all the piping in the home – a service known as whole home repiping.
By replacing all pipes throughout the whole house, outdated materials are replaced and the home is upgraded with water supply piping made from the newer materials preferred for residential plumbing applications.
Repiping is often performed in homes built prior to 1970. Galvanized steel was the material of choice for water pipes during that era and remain in many older homes that have not undergone a house repipe project. After many years, this material just doesn’t hold up, and homeowners start to experience problems caused by the home’s old pipes.
House repiping eliminates persistent plumbing problems caused by older, degraded pipe materials. With entirely new water supply plumbing lines, Louisville homeowners reduce the likelihood of repairs and water pressure issues for many years to come.
Whole home repiping can greatly improve the integrity of your home’s plumbing system. With a project spanning the whole house, you don’t want to take risks – turn to the trusted Louisville plumbers of Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling for elite whole house repipe services. Contact us today to request a free estimate for repiping the water pipes in your home.
Why Would a Louisville Home Need Repiping?
Plumbing pipes has a finite lifespan and won’t last forever inside a home. After a certain point in time, certain materials develop age-related issues that can impact function and create plumbing problems such as low water pressure, water damage, and even diminished water quality.
House repiping is the process of removing old pipes and installing new pipes throughout the whole house. Many repiping projects address older galvanized steel pipes that after 50 or more years of use are beginning to corrode and break down. New water lines made from durable materials are installed in their place, with today’s favored materials being cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). A house repiping project may also be don’e to install copper piping or to replace older copper pipes.
How Much Does Whole House Repiping Cost?
Spanning the entire home, this extensive plumbing project is costly. The price tag of a house repipe project depends on the materials used, accessibility of old pipes, size of the home, and other factors.
- A whole house repipe using PEX or PVC pipes averages between $4,000 to $6,000. Materials are lightweight, flexible and easier to install.
- Repiping a house with copper pipes is much more expensive. Copper is rigid and difficult to maneuver through small access points, which can take more work. Plus, the material itself costs more. Repiping a house with copper pipes runs between $5,000 to $20,000 on average.
Does My Louisville Home Need Repiping?
A whole house repipe is an extensive plumbing project for any Louisville area homeowner, but the benefits and value delivered once complete can be well worth the time and expense. To decide whether or not your home can benefit from house repiping, think on these key points:
- Age of home. If your home was built more than 50 years ago, it’s likely galvanized steel pipes make up the water supply lines in your home, unless repiping had been performed previously. Once this material reaches about 50 years of age in plumbing applications, corrosion is inevitable and the old piping must be replaced or else you open up the door to low water pressure issues, leaks, water damage, and other unwanted issues.
- Quality of water. Over the years, water supply brings in minerals that settle in the piping, and rust can form inside, too. As this debris builds, the inner space within a pipe is restricted which then limits water flow. Low water pressure is a sign of this issue. Water discolorations due to rust flakes from pipes are a clear sign of aging and poor condition.
- Frequency of plumbing issues. If pipe leaks are occurring quite frequently in your Louisville area home, this is a pretty telling sign that your entire home could benefit from repiping. With upgraded plumbing lines in place, you don’t have to worry about frequent calls for plumbing service.
Do any of the above characteristics apply to your home? If so, repiping may be the solution you need! Contact Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today to speak with our knowledgeable plumbers about house repiping and see if it’s the right solution for your plumbing issues. If so, we are happy to provide you with a free estimate for completing repiping at your Louisville residence.
Call Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today to learn more or to request a free whole home repiping estimate.
Length of the Repiping Process
How long it takes to finish a repiping job for a whole house depends on the size of the home. In most cases, the project is completed in a few days up to one week. To minimize disruptions inside your home and to your daily life, Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling tries to coordinate work requiring water supply shutoff for times when you are typically away from home.
The process is performed creating as little disruption to your home’s interiors as possible. While repiping is an extensive project, it doesn’t require demolishing walls and pulling up floors. Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling takes great care to protect and preserve your home while installing new plumbing pipes throughout.
The Repiping Process Explained
The first step in any big plumbing project is to protect the home. Our plumbers place drop cloths to cover floors and furnishings, keeping them as clean as possible during repiping. Next, the plumbing lines are located within the home’s walls and floors, and small access points are made that allow our plumbers to remove old pipes and install new ones in the correct locations. For plumbing lines that run along floors, we attempt to access these through lower level ceilings to cut down on disruption.
As the home’s plumbing lines are being replaced, you can elect to have additional pipes installed or reroute plumbing. If you intend to remodel in the future, we can accommodate those plans now so the plumbing infrastructure is already in place when it’s time to start that project. Adding and altering plumbing lines in this manner during repiping can help you eliminate future expenses.
Once the new pipes are fully installed, all access points are meticulously repaired. We take great care to eliminate these traces of our work so as not to detract from the interiors of your home.
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