As a homeowner, you expect to have issues with your home's plumbing system from time to time. While some plumbing problems are relatively easy and inexpensive to fix, others require time-consuming and potentially costly repairs or replacements.
Repiping is one of the biggest plumbing jobs you may have to take on at some point during the lifespan of your house. Depending on the size of your house, your residential pipes may require a significant investment in money, as well as a long lead time for a replacement. That said, you'll want to make sure that repiping your entire house is worth the time and money.
Many different circumstances may warrant a residential repiping project. Consider getting your house repiped if you're facing the following situations.
You Have Aging Pipes
No matter the type of pipes you have in your home, they'll undergo wear and tear over the years and need to be replaced when they reach the end of their expected lifespan.
Galvanized steel pipes, for example, are a common feature in many older American homes. When these pipes start to become corroded, they may develop leaks that reduce water flow and result in high water bills. The corrosion can also affect the quality of your potable water by changing its smell, taste, and color.
If you see the signs that your pipes are too old, it makes sense to have them replaced.
You Are Spending Too Much Money On Pipe Repairs
If your residential pipes are still relatively new, they should supply water to your home in a reliable and efficient manner. If you're constantly having problems with your residential piping system, this may be an indication of major problems that can only go away after the entire piping system has been replaced.
Various factors, such as the use of substandard pipe products and poor workmanship during the pipe installation process can result in endless pipe repair bills that may add up quickly. A residential repiping job can help eliminate the need for costly pipe repairs in the future, potentially resulting in huge cost savings.
You Want To Upgrade Your Home's Plumbing
Over time, your household water demand may exceed your home's water supply capacity, resulting in water shortages during certain hours of the day when water usage is at its peak.
If it's not possible to adjust your schedule to align with your changing water usage patterns, upgrading your current residential piping system might be the only way to match the increased demand for water in your home.
Repiping your entire house is a job that requires specialized knowledge, tools, and equipment to do correctly. Do not attempt this job unless you are a fully trained plumber.