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Home Plumbing Repiping 

Homeowners will inevitably encounter plumbing issues at some point during their lives. While the fond hope is that any issues will only require minor repairs, sometimes the entire home will require repiping. While repiping an entire home sounds like a big undertaking, there’s no need to worry because there are professionals like Santana Bros Plumbing to get the job done properly.

Repiping involves the removal of old hot and cold water pipes and replacing them with new plumbing and fixtures. There are a number of reasons why houses will require a full repping, but most often it’s related to leaks and low water pressure.

When a pipe begins to leak, you can normally rest assured that there will be more leaks on the way. Finding and repairing each leak as they occur can prove to be more expensive over time than simply repiping your home so it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons before deciding on the most efficient solution to suit your needs and budget.

How Do I Know If I Need To Repipe My House?

A repiping can represent a significant investment of both time and money. However, it may be that the project is unavoidable depending on circumstances and immediate risks. 

Here are just a few reasons as to why you may need to consider a whole house repipe:
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You're Constantly Paying for Plumbing Repairs

If you’re noticing a lot of ongoing issues with your existing plumbing, it’s probably time for a full overhaul. A new pipe network will eliminate any ongoing plumbing issues and help avoid any further repairs for many years down the road.

Your House Has Lead Pipes

Lead pipes are only generally a concern in very old homes built in the 1920s or earlier. Lead presents some serious potential health risks and strangely there are still homes that have lead pipes.

You Have Galvanized Steel Pipes

Galvanized steel was a staple in homes in North America before World War II. The most common issue with such piping is corrosion which can impact the quality of the water and cause blockages that can’t be easily cleared.

You’re Planning to Remodel Anyway

If you’re considering a new kitchen or bathroom, while renovating or remodeling, it might be a good idea to replace all the piping at the same time in order to save time and money.

What is Involved in Repiping a House?

Repiping an entire house is not a small job. We’re talking about replacing all hot and cold water pipes, along with drainage and sewer pipes. For many, it may be the biggest home renovation someone may do. Here’s a breakdown of the process:

Before Work Begins

The first step is to contact Santana Bros Plumbing to get an inspection and a free estimate to fully understand the scope and cost of the job. We can help you determine if it’s just a small repair job, a small section of repiping, or an entire overhaul of your piping system throughout your home.

Permits may need to be required for a full house repiping but we can certainly help with those steps. Next we’d determine the best material to work with in accordance with your needs, water system, and piping needs.

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Starting the Work

Our experts will take great care to protect the structure of your home including all your belongings and furniture. During the construction process, the water service to the home will have to be shut off, but hopefully will be turned back on for the evening so as to have the least impact on your daily life.

Our professional tools will allow us to locate all the specific piping and replace them accordingly. Holes will be cut into the walls to access the pipes for replacement and our installers will patch and drywall, and repaint the structural access points back to its previous condition.

How Long Does Repiping A House Take?

A complete repipe of a home can take anywhere from a few days up to a week. Smaller homes can be repiped in as little as two days, while larger homes with multiple bathrooms and/or kitchens can potentially take much longer.

It’s important to note that you won’t necessarily be unable to use your plumbing during the repiping process. Most of the work involves building a new piping structure alongside the existing one so the only interruption should be when the piping is switched from the old to new system.

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Consider Other Plumbing Upgrades

If you’re going to be doing something like repiping your entire home,  why not consider other additional upgrades?

For example, tankless water heaters can provide hot water on demand and are far more cost effective and energy efficient than traditional hot water tanks. They provide nonstop hot water to your home and take up less space.

If you’ve considered remodelling your bathroom or kitchen, now is the time to consider making the change while your new piping is being installed. It’ll save you money in the long run to tackle both jobs at the same time.

Learn more by visiting our other services pages:
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If you’re noticing a lot of ongoing issues with your existing plumbing, it’s probably time for a full overhaul. A new pipe network will eliminate any ongoing plumbing issues and help avoid any further repairs for many years down the road.
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