What is Repiping
Copper repiping is a process of refitting pipes in a dwelling or business. Repiping is not a temporary fix or replacement of short sections of pipe throughout your structure. There are several reasons you may need to repipe your home or business"s plumbing. Corrosion of the pipes may cause low water pressure, rusty colored water, or leaky pipes.
Repiping projects should not wait until you start noticing leaks. Watch for signs associated with degenerating pipes, such as flakes of dark material in your water, odd-tasting tap water, or decreasing water pressure. A good way to determine if your pipes need repair or replacement is the "Flow Test". Turn on multiple faucets in your home and check for a significant drop in water pressure. Make sure to check showers, sinks, and outside faucets at the same time to check your water pressure.
Site Inspection & Estimate
A professional site inspection is critical to a successful construction process. Standard repiping projects include installation of all new hot and cold domestic water piping from the origination point to all existing faucets. Unless specifically included in the proposal, drain replacement and fixtures are not included.
Copper Repiping FAQs
Q: How do I know if my home needs copper repiping?
A:You will notice one our several of the following things:
- Low Water Pressure
- Being Scalded in Shower When Someone Else is Using the Water
- Waiting Too Long for Hot Water
- Rusty Water
- Leaking Pipes
A: The only preparation required is to clear off any walls or clean out under your sinks or any other area, such as closets, where the walls will be opened for the repipe installation.
Q: Will my water be turned off for a prolonged period of time?
A: No. Normally, the water will be turned off during the day while the work is being done. In the evening you should be left with one functional bath. The process normally takes 1-3 days to complete.
Repair or Repipe
It is important to understand the scope of the project before any work is started. If you notice an isolated leak or a small portion of your existing piping or valves that are corroded or cracked you may be able to repair the problem and not install a new system. If you are experiencing low water pressure throughout all faucets in your house or notice large corrosion or several leaks it may be time to repipe your home.
Please review the different pages of this site for more information about the repiping process. We have included helpful resources about materials, installation, costs and much more.
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