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How Much Does It Cost to Repipe a House? Here's What You Need to Know:

The average life of residential plumbing is between 20 and 100 years. Factors such as the hardness of your water, how well pipes were laid and maintained, and what your pipes are made of all influence how quickly your home's piping will need to be replaced.

Keep reading now to get answers to the questions "how much does it cost to repipe a house?" and "how do I know when I need new pipes?"

Signs You Need to Repipe Your Home

How do you know if home repiping costs might be in your future? You are likely in need of new pipes if:

  • Your home is more than 60 years old and has not been repiped yet
  • Your pipes are stained, discolored, dimpled, or flaking
  • Your pipes are leaking
  • Water comes out of your faucets brown or yellow
  • Your home's piping is made of lead or polybutylene

Aging Pipes

If your pipes are aging, it is wise to have them inspected regularly. Replacing pipes when they first start to show signs of wear will prevent costly piping emergencies.

Renovating

You may also want to consider redoing your pipes whenever you renovate part of your home. The average cost to repipe a house during other renovations is usually lower than the cost to repipe a house as an independent project.

This is because you will usually already have walls and fixtures removed for the renovation, making it easy for experienced plumbing professionals to access, remove, and replace pipes and valves.

How Much Does It Cost to Repipe a House?

The average cost to repipe a house ranges from around $4,000 to more than $10,000. The exact cost per house depends on:

  • The number and placement of plumbing fixtures
  • Piping type
  • Home size
  • Local permitting requirements

Fixtures

Plumbing fixtures include toilets, bathtubs, sinks, and water-using appliances. The more fixtures you have and the harder they are to reach, the higher your repiping costs will be. Similarly, large homes will have higher costs simply because you need more pipe to cover the distances involved.

Piping Type

Similarly, your repipe costs will be higher if you use expensive materials like copper piping instead of cheaper but equally durable options like PEX tubing. Rigid piping also routinely costs more to install than flexible PEX because it requires more removal of walls and floors, which increases labor costs.

For example, repiping the same 1,500 square foot home would cost twice as much using copper pipes as it would if you selected PEX.

Permits

Local permitting requirements and costs can vary widely. Getting the right permits is essential, however.

Fortunately, when you hire plumbing and drain professionals like 1800 Plumber to handle your repiping project, they will take care of all the permitting for you. This ensures that your project is done up to code, on time, and hassle-free.

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When it comes time to repipe your home, don't get caught floundering. Call the experts at 1800 Plumber and let them answer all your questions about how much it cost to repipe a house and what type of piping you need.

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