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What Does Repiping a House Entail?

Repiping an entire house can be a big task, but it doesn’t have to be as stressful as you think. While there’s a lot of work to be done, removing pipes and installing new ones, the process can be done seamlessly with the help of expert plumbers.

When Should a Homeowner Consider Repiping?

It can be tough to tell whether you need to repipe your home. Small plumbing issues may arise and can be fixed quickly, but some problems are more serious. Consider whole-home repiping when:

  • Pipe leaks in many areas: Leaks in various areas could signify major pipe damage. It may be best to replace all the pipes to resolve the issue.
  • Mold or mildew develops in the pipes: Mold and mildew can form inside your pipes over time. This can be difficult to remove and can damage the piping itself, leading to the need for new pipes.
  • Water stains appear on ceilings or walls: Staining is a sign of major leaks in your piping. If you notice stains in many areas of your home, it’s time for a new piping system.
  • Your water is discolored: Discolored water is a sign of damage to the pipes and metals entering the water. This is a sure sign that it’s time to get new pipes.
  • Your water is acidic: Acidic water is also a sign of deteriorating pipes releasing contaminants into the water. New pipes can resolve this issue.

Even one of these issues can seriously damage your plumbing and cause health issues for you and your family. Replacement of your piping system may be the best option if you experience these problems.

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What Is Involved in Repiping Your Home?

Replacing all the piping in your home is a big job, but can be done in just a few days with the right help. Professional plumbers can take care of every part of the project. When you hire experts, you can expect:

  • A complete plumbing inspection: First, a plumbing team will inspect your entire plumbing system to determine if whole-home repiping is necessary. 
  • Replacement recommendation: If your home needs all new pipes, the plumber will discuss your needs and explain how the project will play out. No work will begin without your approval.
  • Piping assessment: The plumbers will then assess the pipes that need replacing and determine if any can stay in place. Whatever the situation, they’ll make a plan for the next steps.
  • Replacement installation: Next, the plumbers will remove your old pipes and install new ones in their place. The team will use the best tools and materials to help ensure the plumbing system is properly repaired.
  • Plumbing testing: Finally, the plumbers will run tests, check faucets, and ensure that your plumbing is working properly. 

Replacing your piping system can be a big endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Alliance Plumbing can handle the job from start to finish. 

Reach out to us today by calling 281-488-0296 to schedule a whole-home repiping assessment.

Whole Home Repiping FAQs

How long will it take to replace all my pipes?

Depending on the size of your plumbing system and your home, the project could take anywhere from a few days to a week or longer. Our team will discuss the time frame with you and ensure the whole-home repiping project fits your schedule.

How often do I need to replace the pipes in my home?

Most pipes last for decades, so a whole-home repiping project shouldn’t be needed often. If you notice issues with your pipes, stains on the ceiling, or higher-than-normal water bills, it may be time to consider a whole-home repiping service.

Which types of pipes are the best?

The best piping material depends on your needs and your home. Pipes can be made of copper, galvanized steel, polyvinyl chloride, or polyethylene, each offering benefits. We’ll discuss your needs and recommend the best for your home.

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