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Old Home & Repiping

Have you recently purchased an older home and found yourself questioning the state of its piping and other plumbing? After all, you depend on it for everyday tasks. Moreover, you're likely mindful of the potential expenses associated with plumbing repairs.

Ensuring your plumbing works efficiently and effectively is crucial for both peace of mind and financial stability.

We Can Help with Your Repiping Concerns and Needs

In older homes, it’s often discovered that various do-it-yourself plumbing projects have been attempted over the years. Throughout the decades, there may have been intermittent updates to the piping system, resulting in a hodgepodge of materials. This situation poses a significant problem; for instance, connecting copper pipes to galvanized ones can trigger a chemical reaction, leading to corrosion and potentially severe plumbing issues.

Even if there haven’t been any questionable plumbing modifications in your newly acquired older home, it’s important to recognize that pipes naturally degrade over time. Corrosion, damage, and reaching the end of their lifespan are common occurrences, which can result in leaks, diminished water pressure, and various other plumbing concerns.

If you’re contemplating updating your home’s piping due to existing problems or simply for proactive home improvement, there are several factors to take into consideration for peace of mind.

6 issues to consider before repiping your old home.

Repiping your home can be a significant investment, but it can also prevent costly repairs and improve the overall functionality of your plumbing system. Here are a few things you should know before repiping your home. 

1. Types of pipes that could need replacing 

  • Main water supply line: This is the primary pipe that brings water from the municipal supply into your home.
  • Distribution lines: These pipes carry water from the main supply line to various fixtures and appliances throughout the house, such as sinks, toilets, showers, and washing machines.


2.  Determine if you need a full or partial repipe

The first step in repiping your home is to determine whether you need a full or partial repipe. A full repipe involves replacing all of the pipes in your home, while a partial repipe only replaces the damaged or corroded pipes. We can help you determine which option is best for your specific situation.

 3. Choose the right material for your pipes

There are several types of materials you can choose from when repiping your home, including copper, PEX, and PVC. Each material has its own pros and cons, so it’s important to do your research and choose the one that best fits your needs and budget. 

4. Hire a licensed plumber

Repiping your home is a complex process that requires the expertise of a licensed plumber. Not only will a licensed plumber ensure that the job is done correctly, but they will also be able to obtain any necessary permits and inspections. 

5. Plan for the disruption 

Repiping your home can be a disruptive process that may require you to relocate while the work is being done temporarily. Plan accordingly and communicate with your plumber about any concerns or special needs. 

6. Consider the long-term benefits

While repiping your home may be a significant investment, it can provide long-term benefits such as improved water pressure, increased energy efficiency, and reduced risk of leaks and water damage. Make sure to factor in the long-term benefits when making your decision. In conclusion, repiping your home can be a complex and costly process, but it can also provide significant benefits in the long run. Do your research, hire a licensed plumber, and plan accordingly to ensure a successful repiping project.


Ensuring your plumbing works efficiently and effectively is crucial for both peace of mind and financial stability.

We Can Help with Your Repiping Concerns and Needs

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