Repiping Can Save You Money – Here’s How

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Repiping your home can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year in energy bills, and it’s likely that your current system isn’t anywhere near as energy efficient as it could be. It’s not uncommon to find that repiping can pay for itself within a few years thanks to the savings you’ll enjoy on your monthly utility bills.

Get Rid of Leaks and Old Plumbing Fixtures

Every house or building will eventually require repiping

If you’re experiencing leaks or old plumbing fixtures in your home, it may be time to have the pipes replaced. It is a project that can seem very daunting at first, but there are a lot of reasons why replacing plumbing can save you money and make your home more comfortable. Leaks are often an indication that the pipe has corroded, which not only causes waste water to leak into the ground beneath your house but also leads to mold growth and unpleasant odors. If you don’t repair the leak right away, it may result in severe flooding and costly repairs. Old plumbing fixtures also deteriorate over time and can lead to high energy bills due to wasted water. Additionally, many homeowners find themselves making frequent trips to the hardware store for replacement parts for worn-out faucets and clogged drains. Repiping can solve all these problems! Plus, replacing those leaking pipes can save up to 50 gallons per day which will flow from the valve onto the floor if left unchecked and up to 400 gallons per day if your leaky pipes go undetected until they reach critical failure.

Steps to Start a Repiping Project

The first step to repiping your home is an inspection. This will let you know the condition of your pipes, so you can make an educated decision about the best way to fix them. The next step is figuring out how much work needs to be done and how much it will cost. The final step is choosing a contractor and getting a written estimate for what you’re going to pay. All-inclusive quotes are great if they are available. Once you’ve chosen a company, like Allen & Sons Plumbing, they’ll give you all the information that should be on your contract including:

  • The exact type of pipe material being used 
  • The depth at which the piping is installed 
  • Where new piping connects to old pipes (joints) 
  • What kind of insulation will be added to prevent heat loss or gain in your home

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