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What to Expect During a Plumbing Repipe?
What to expect during a Repipe?
Damaged or old plumbing pipes may need to be replaced entirely. As daunting as it may seem, it can be a positive thing in your daily life. Imagine better water pressure, less worry about leaks, and better multi-device efficiency. The process of replacing your entire plumbing supply system can seem overwhelming to most homeowners. This guide tells you what to expect when re-piping your home.
Let’s start with what a repipe is. A repipe replaces all plumbing in a home. This includes running any new water supply lines in your home. An exception to this is the sewage system.
Every medicine cabinet begins with a consultation. During this conversation, your re-piping consultant will inspect your home’s plumbing system and estimate the length of pipe you will need and the cost. They will explore your new tube options with you. The transplanting process will be explained to you and all questions will be answered in detail. We determine if there are areas in your home that are particularly important to you that you would prefer not to disturb when transplanting. Where possible, we plan a custom workaround for your home. We will provide you with a full estimate explaining the type of pipe we will install in your home and the total cost to you. You can expect a quote and a work proposal. Financing options are being examined.
Repipe Day – Prep work
Every medicine cabinet begins with a consultation. During this conversation, your re-piping consultant will inspect your home’s plumbing system and estimate the length of pipe you will need and the cost. They will explore your new tube options with you. The re-piping process will be explained to you and all questions will be answered in detail. We determine if there are areas in your home that are particularly important to you that you would prefer not to disturb when re-piping. Where possible, we plan a custom workaround for your home. We will provide you with a full estimate explaining the type of pipe we will install in your home and the total cost to you. You can expect a quote and a work proposal. Financing options are being examined.
Repiping is the process of installing a new water pipe plumbing system. This process usually involves removing easily accessible old pipes and installing the new plumbing system. Standard re-piping projects include installing all new hot water and cold water lines from the water source to all existing faucets and fixtures. Drain replacement and accessories are not included unless specifically stated in the listing.
Now it’s time for our plumbers to remove your old broken plumbing system and replace it with new PEX or copper tubing. This in most cases includes access to rooms where you have plumbing, the kitchen, bathrooms, bar areas and the attic. In some cases, it’s better to access your lines from another room. Wisler Plumbing & Air will always make sure you move around your home with care and let you know your pipetting plan in advance.
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Once the new plumbing is installed and the inspection is complete, the re-piping portion of your project is complete. At this point, the expert crew makes sure that everything is working properly. The integrity of your plumbing system is tested and all connections are checked. The water is restored and the plumbing system is pressure tested and then flushed.
A professional site inspection is essential for a successful re-pipe. Once the plumbing system has been inspected and approved, it’s time to clean up the mess. It’s time to patch and repaint the holes in the wall.
You will discover all the advantages of your new sanitary facilities. Your water no longer flows through old rusty pipes, leaving you with clean, clear water. You’ll likely notice an increase in your water pressure and better regulate water temperature throughout the home. All the old plumbing that is still in your home is no longer supplying your water, they are inactive.
The re-piping process takes 1-3 days to install the new piping system. After replacing the plumbing, wall repairs are required. Unless you chose to do your own drywall repair, this would be done at the final stage of your re-piping. Touching up drywall and matching colors is an art. Our plumbers don’t patch your walls, that’s not their specialty. Usually wall repair will be done another day by our professional drywall experts after all inspections are completed. They leave your house as if we were never there. They repair the walls and adjust their color.
Most homeowners at this point breathe a sigh of relief because their house looks great and they no longer have to worry about a major leak from their old plumbing. You no longer have to use rusty water for cooking, washing and bathing.
You can enjoy your new whistles that will last for years. The PEX-a uponor comes with a 25 year manufacturer warranty. We also guarantee all work. Ask your advisor. A full re-piping may seem like a chore, but it’s a great investment in your home’s value and enjoyment.
Call (540) 402-9785 to find out how we can help you today! Wisler Plumbing & Air serves all of Roanoke and the surrounding area. We offer financing for every budget. We guarantee all work. For a starting price and unparalleled re-piping service, call us today – (540) 402-9785