We at Draingo Plumbing have a wealth of information and decades of experience between us. Though we are a small Trinity plumbing company, we have plenty of experience in home repiping.
Repiping a home is exactly what you would expect it to be based off of the name. It is going into the drywall or concrete slab of your home to replace old deteriorating pipes with state of the art modern piping. We’ll explain in this article some signs to look for that inform you on whether or not you may need to repipe your home soon, and what exactly the steps are for repiping your home.
How Do I Know I Need To Repipe My Home?
We know how you feel, repiping a home sounds like an expensive endeavor, and it can be. So let’s go over some clues your home will give you when it’s time to repipe.
- Lead or Galvanized Steel Pipes– If you have lead or galvanized steel pipes, it is most definitely time to repipe! Both types of pipes can deteriorate and sediment from these pipes can deposit into your water supply which can be a health hazard.
- Constant Minor Fixes– If you keep having to replace small sections of pipe in your home because of the wear and tear of old age, it is probably time to repipe. It may be an expensive project to entirely repipe your home, but it will save you money in the long run as opposed to replacing small sections time and time again.
- If You’re Remodeling or Putting in New Drywall– If you’re remodeling your kitchen or bathroom by putting in new fixtures or drywall and you notice that the plumbing in the wall is outdated, now might be the best time to repipe your home, because it will save you the hassle of having to redo it all over again.
Before deciding to repipe your home, we highly recommend getting a plumbing or sewer camera inspection done to verify the condition of your piping. Always get an estimate beforehand with your assessment and you can decide to do it all at once or in sections.
What All Is Going To Happen If I Repipe My Entire Home?
So you’ve decided to repipe your home. What happens now? Living in Florida, all of the plumbing has been placed underground beneath the slab your home is built on with pipes coming up into the walls to connect to your fixtures.
In order to repipe the plumbing underground, you will need to have a crew come and jackhammer through the slab in your floor and take down drywall to replace all of the old piping. Usually the process will take anywhere from 2-3 days to a week.
Another option if you have an attic, is to opt to shut the water off to the ground pipes and install a new plumbing system in the attic. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to do it, but there may be a better option for you depending on your preference and plumber.
Now that you’re equipped with the knowledge you need about repiping your home, we’d love to hear from you! If you are in need of a sewer camera inspection or any other services our Trinity Plumbing Company in Florida can provide, give us a call today!