What to Expect When Repiping a House 

What to Expect When Repiping a House 

When you invest in repiping a house, you invest in a solution that solves problems before they happen. Years of use can wear pipes down, and after a while, you will need a repiping project. If you are thinking about changing your house’s plumbing, here is what we at Jafco Plumbing & Sewer feel you need to know about the repiping process.

How Do I Know If I Need To Repipe My House?

There are a few signs you can watch out for that could indicate it’s time to repipe your house.

One is if you have an older home; if it was built 50 or more years ago, you should look into a plumbing assessment. If you notice leaky pipes or low water pressure, these are also key indicators that it’s likely time to look into this plumbing repair or replacement.

If any of these indicators are true for you, we recommend acting quickly. It can be easy to overlook plumbing because it can often feel like it’s out of sight, out of mind. But resolving these issues before they become more of a challenge will give you peace of mind.

Plumbing Inspection

The first thing that will happen is a plumbing inspection. A Jafco team member will come in and see just how extensive the work will need to be on your repiping project.

An inspection is an important step that you shouldn’t skip. It’s where we will identify any possible problems in your home, and in turn gives us the ability to come up with the best solutions. 

The plumbing inspection aims to determine whether a repipe is necessary or if there is another avenue you can take to address your plumbing problems.

Repipe Estimations

Typically, we perform the home pipe inspection and estimation simultaneously, but it is noteworthy that they are different steps in the process.

Once we have inspected your home and determined that a repipe is merited, next comes the quote. We will break down what the process and timeline will look like, as well as any other details we feel you should know.

Depending on the needs of your home, we may recommend copper or PEX. No one style works in every house when it comes to piping, so this is an excellent choice to leave up to the professionals.

Preparing Your House For Repiping Your Plumbing

Fully repiping a house requires skill because there is no way to get to the piping behind the sheetrock of your home without other critical components.

The main areas we will focus on during a repiping project are the kitchen, laundry room, bathrooms, and basement.

When running new pipes, we will first identify the old ones. For reference, all of your home appliances hooked up to water have connections that maximize the location of water. 

It’s worth noting that the water making its way into the far reaches of your house could result in low water pressure or slightly cooled water. These issues arise because the distance water must travel from your water heater leads to a decrease in its pressure and temperature. 

Once we confirm the current pipe layout, we can prepare your home for the physical installation to get the project moving forward.

Drywall Incisions And Pipe Installation

The holes only need to be wide enough to accommodate the tools we will use to secure the pipes to the walls and each other. Depending on the type of pipe used and the methods applied, the holes can be 8-12 inches wide and 12-16 inches tall. 

Cleaning Up After Repiping Your House

Once we’ve installed the final pipes and passed any tests and inspections necessary to ensure they are working, you can start putting your home back together.

All-In-One Plumbing Solutions

Installing new pipes through your house can give you the chance to upgrade appliances and connections or touch up other things that have been around for a while. There’s no better time to do it than when you have Jafco Plumbing & Sewer on-site!

Upgrading your plumbing may reveal problems you never realized you had or never had the ability to figure out yourself. A  professional here at Jafco Plumbing & Sewer can help make the process easy. We will  look at the problem you’re having and recommend effective solutions—this will save you additional time and money down the road.

Quality Plumbing From Jafco Plumbing & Sewer That Will Set You at Ease

Repiping a house is a technical project and a job you should leave to the professionals. If it isn’t done right, you could face several unwanted challenges and repercussions. These issues are why it’s so important to look to Jafco Plumbing & Sewer for your plumbing needs—we get it done, and we get it done right.

When we serve our clients, we are efficient and deliberate. We proudly serve those in Seattle and Tacoma, and most cities in the Puget Sound Area. With various plumbing and sewer  services to choose from, we’ve made it easier than ever to get exactly what you need. Many homeowners trust us to get the job done. Contact us to talk about repiping your home today!