WHEN IS IT NECESSARY TO REPIPE A HOUSE
-Have low water pressure?
-Pressure drop when running two fixtures at a time?
-Brown water stains on your ceiling?
-Brownish water coming out of your faucets?
-Constantly getting pinhole leaks?
-Have a foul smell in water supply?
If you are experiencing any of these issues it may be time to repipe your house.
Many homes in Houston were built with galvanized piping. Galvanized pipes were common in homes built before the 1960s and have a life expectancy of 40-50 years.
Although galvanized steel pipes have been coated with a protective zinc coating to prevent corrosion and rust, eventually the brown rot(rust) will set in the inside of the pipes, slowing down water pressure and cause pinholes on the outside.
When repiping a home the 2 most common materials used are COPPER or PEX piping.
PEX PIPING – used in the European markets since the 80s then introduced in the United States in the 2000s has become popular because of its flexibility, durability, corrosion and freeze resistance.
COPPER PIPING – Although more expensive and time consuming is recognized for its superior strength, corrosion resistance, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO REPIPE A HOME IN HOUSTON?
How many bathrooms does the house have?
There is a cost associated with how many bathrooms are being repiped in a home, the total water fixtures and the square footage.
Is it a 1 story or 2 story home?
There is a difference in price between repiping a 1 story home and a 2 story home due to the amount of access cutting required and restricted areas.
What type of material will you be using?
If home is being repiped with copper the costs will be higher then if replaced with pex.