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What Is Whole-Home Repiping?

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If your home is old, you may find that its plumbing just isn’t doing its job. For instance, maybe you’re constantly fixing leaks and struggling to get good water pressure from the faucets. You may also find that your water bills are high, but the water you’re paying for is brown from your rusted pipes.

If this sounds like you, your home may require a whole-home repiping. If your home is in need of a plumbing reset, Southern Air can help. As repipe specialists, we want to share the process of whole-home repiping and how your home could benefit from the process.

Does My Home Need To Be Repiped?

Scheduling a whole-home repipe may seem daunting, especially if you don’t know what the process entails. Since repiping can require some minor demolition, it’s understandable why many homeowners are overwhelmed by the procedure.

However, there’s no need for concern when it comes to whole-home repiping. A good plumber will know the most efficient way to replace your pipes and will restore your home to its original glory when the process is complete.

Repiping requires the pipes in a home to be replaced with new ones, and this happens when there are problems that prevent your current pipes from working properly. Signs that your home is in need of a repipe include:

  • Brown or cloudy water
  • Frequent leaks from your pipes
  • High water bills that suggest a leak is present
  • Constant clogs in your pipes

If your home is from the pre-1970s, a whole-home repiping should be on your radar since old homes usually have galvanized steel pipes. These pipes corrode over time, causing leaks and contaminating your water.

Understanding The Repiping Process

Replacing the pipes in your home usually takes around 3-5 days. You don’t need to move out of your home during this time since the plumbers will usually focus on one area of your home at a time.

Since the plumbers will be working with your water pipes, you can expect the water to be shut off in your home for a few hours each day.

After protecting your fixtures and furniture, the plumbers will make cuts in the wall to access the old pipes. Typically, the main water lines are replaced with copper pipes and smaller pipes are replaced with plastic piping. The plumbers will make their way through all your home’s plumbing, removing the old pipes and installing the new ones.

Some pipes will require excavation for access, which means your yard may need to be dug into to reach the pipe. However, a good plumber will know how to prepare your home for excavation and restore it back to normal after completion.

Benefits Of A Whole-Home Repiping

Although replacing your home’s plumbing is expensive, there are many benefits to scheduling this process. You can expect the following benefits after the repipe is complete:

  • Lower water bills
  • Fewer leaks, clogs and repairs (especially during the following decade)
  • Decades of well-functioning plumbing

Once you replace your home’s pipes, they should provide your home with efficient plumbing for decades to come! Scheduling your whole-home repiping when you notice the need for one is the best way to improve your home’s plumbing efficiency and avoid frequent repairs.

Hire The Repipe Specialists In Central Louisiana

If your home needs a repipe, Southern Air is the place to call! We can help you with any plumbing repairs you may need, including a whole-home repipe. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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