Whole House Repipe Services for Central Indiana Residences
A broken pipe here, a leaking pipe there – usually, these damaged components are removed and replaced without disrupting the rest of the plumbing system. In some situations, however, it is recommended that all old pipes in the home be upgraded through a service known as house repiping.
Repiping removes old plumbing lines from the home and installs new pipes, upgrading the home’s water supply lines with newer, more durable materials. Older homes are a common candidate for a house repipe project, as aging infrastructure needs to be replaced to prevent or correct plumbing problems such as low water pressure, water damage, and persistent leaks.
With the integrity of your Central Indiana home’s plumbing at stake, who you choose to perform your whole house repipe is critical. Turn to a plumber with a reputation for quality work and customer satisfaction, with the advanced skills necessary to complete an extensive upgrade of your plumbing system – turn to Mr. Plumber Indy. Mr. Plumber provides expert plumbing service to Central Indiana homeowners.
For more than 70 years, Mr. Plumber Indy has performed repiping work for homeowners throughout the Central Indiana area. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority and we take every measure possible to ensure each project achieves just that.
Contact us today to discuss repiping for your home or to request a free estimate for whole house repiping from our plumbing team.
About House Repipe Services
A home’s plumbing lines only last so long before they begin to deteriorate. Once this point is reached, homeowners often experience recurring issues such as low water pressure, leaks, and even water damage. Simply repairing damaged sections of piping as they break down isn’t practical, because it’s only a matter of time before another repair will be needed – the best solution is to remove all those degrading pipes and replace them through whole house repiping.
Old pipes made of galvanized steel are common in homes built before 1970. With original water supply piping systems now over 50 years of age, these old pipes are certainly starting to corrode and break down. House repiping is common in homes with galvanized steel pipes, which replaces the old lines with new pipes made of cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) – the preferred modern materials. Some house repipe projects replace older copper piping, upgrading with new copper pipes.
What Is the Cost of a Whole House Repipe?
As it involves the removal and replacement of plumbing lines throughout the home, repiping is more costly than your average plumbing repair. The size of the home impacts final cost, as well as the materials used and accessibility of plumbing pipes. Repiping a Central Indiana home with PEX or PVC pipes averages between $4,000 and $6,000; when copper pipes are used, a whole house repipe can run anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 on average.
Is a Whole House Repipe Needed for My Central Indiana Home?
The decision to repipe a home does not come lightly for Central Indiana homeowners, as it’s a significant plumbing upgrade and costly project. Homeowners want to be sure this service is needed and will provide the value they expect.
If you wonder about house repiping for your residence, our plumbers advise this service when one or more of the following conditions apply:
- Old pipes need upgrades. If your home is more than 50 years old, original galvanized steel pipes are likely hiding behind your walls, unless you’re aware of previous repiping work. After around 50 years in service, these pipes become prone to corrosion, making them susceptible to leaks. Repiping is recommended even if your old pipes haven’t started causing problems – they’re inevitable and this is a project you cannot avoid forever.
- Water pressure and water quality changes. As the years pass, minerals carried by the water supply build up within the pipes of a home. Rust starts to form with age. With this material inside the lines, there is less room for water movement, which causes low water pressure. As rust chips off, you may notice flakes or a rusty color in your water supply.
- Plumbing problems. As older pipes corrode and break down, plumbing issues such as leaks and water pressure issues are common. Your home is at higher risk of sustaining water damage as you experience repeated plumbing problems due to the age of your water pipes.
If any of these conditions apply to your Central Indiana home, contact Mr. Plumber Indy today to talk with our skilled plumbing team and learn if your home is a good candidate for house repiping. Our plumbers are happy to meet with you and provide you with a free estimate for repiping your home.
How Long Does Whole Home Repiping Take?
The size of a house affects how long it will take to complete a repiping job, but most are finished within a couple of days to one week. Since there are times when your water supply must be shut off so work can be completed, Mr. Plumber Indy works to coordinate these times for periods when you’re away from home so as to not disrupt day to day living.
Along with wondering how long it takes to perform a house repipe, Central Indiana homeowners want to know just how invasive the project will be. Will walls need to be torn out, or flooring removed? Will my home look like a construction site mess?
Mr. Plumber Indy assures our customers that once repiping is complete, they’ll never be able to tell we were working within their walls or under the floorboards. The process we use inflicts minimal disruption so your interior living spaces are well-preserved.
Steps in the Repiping Process
First, the worksite is prepared, and our plumbers lay protective coverings on floors and furnishings to prevent any damage during the course of our work. The pipes are located within the walls and floors of the home. These areas are made accessible through small openings that allow us to remove old pipes and install new ones. For lines in floors, we often work through the ceiling below in order to help keep disruptions to the living space to a minimum.
Once all piping installation work is complete, all access points in floors, ceilings, and walls are repaired to like-new condition. We return your home to its previous state – you’d never know extensive plumbing work was just performed!
If you have future remodeling plans, we encourage you to bring these up before we repipe your home. Often, new pipes can be placed during repiping that will facilitate the changes you wish to make in the future. Doing it all at one time can make the project more affordable and benefit your future renovation budget.
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