When and Why You Should Consider a Whole Home Repipe

Repiping Your Southwest Florida Home with Best Home Services

Did you know the average adult human body is made up of about 50-65% water? Water is essential to life as we know it, and no home can afford to be without it. If you’ve begun to notice murky or foul-tasting water coming out of your faucets, it could be time to consider a whole home repipe. Repiping is critical to ensure your plumbing system is operating at peak efficiency. Over time, pipes tend to get corroded due to mineral deposits, causing changes in water pressure, inconsistent water temperatures, and even water leaks. If it’s been over 15 years since you last repiped your home, it’s time to call in the repiping specialists at BHS. Repiping your Southwest Florida home is easy thanks to our reliable plumbers who possess numerous state and national certifications to ensure the job’s done right.

How Do I Know When It’s Time to Repipe My House?

Repiping is the act of replacing a single pipe or your home’s entire plumbing system, which may include all of the water supply and drain lines. If constant plumbing issues plague your home, a whole home repipe may be more cost-effective than making frequent repairs. If your home is over 50 years old, you should have your pipes inspected by a professional plumber. Lead and polybutylene pipes used to be the norm for repiping homes before the 1970s, but we’ve since discovered that lead pipes are hazardous to your health and polybutylene pipes tend to leak. Having your home repiped now will give you peace of mind and hopefully prevent you from a plumbing nightmare in the future.

What’s Involved in Repiping a House in Southwest Florida?

The first step is to call BHS and request a free repiping consultation in your Southwest Florida home. We’ll examine your plumbing to see if you need a partial or whole home repipe. Once we’ve determined you need a whole home repipe, we’ll schedule a time for the work to be completed. The amount of time necessary for the project will vary according to the size and age of your home and how your pipes are structured, but the average whole home repipe usually takes about 3-5 days. It’s usually necessary for our repipe plumbers to drill small holes in your walls where we need to replace the piping. Don’t worry. We’ll fill in and patch up the holes once we’re done, so you won’t even be able to tell we were there!

Benefits of Repiping a House with Our Repipe Plumbers

When it comes to repiping a house, we recommend using a licensed and insured plumbing company with ample repiping experience to avoid a disaster. Luckily for Southwest Florida residents, the choice is clear. There are many benefits of working with the repipe plumbers at BHS, including:

  • The Best in the Business – There’s a reason why we call ourselves BHS. In business since 1980, we have over 20,000 five-star reviews on the Internet with more being posted by satisfied customers every day!
  • Fast Response Times – BHS ensures a speedy turnaround on service calls to ensure your satisfaction. We’re usually able to book your service appointment within 24 hours of your call, and we always do our best to prioritize plumbing emergencies!
  • Honest, Upfront Pricing – We always provide upfront, no-gimmicks pricing without any hidden fees, even if we need to work overtime to complete the repiping job.
  • Mindful of Your Home – Our plumbers maintain a clean workspace throughout the entire repiping experience, so you’ll never be left with a mess after our visit.

Should I Repipe My House with PEX Repipe?

PEX, or cross-linked polyethylene, repipe has been around as a repiping option in the United States since 1980. Many homeowners prefer PEX repipe because it’s usually cheaper and easier to install than many of the repiping alternatives. PEX repipe is more efficient at retaining heat and is more flexible at withstanding extreme temperature changes without as much risk of bursting. While it does present many benefits over copper or CPVC pipes, that’s not to say it doesn’t also come with disadvantages. PEX repipe will corrode over time, resulting in eventual clogs and water leaks. Copper pipes typically come with a 50-year warranty from the manufacturer, although they too will corrode eventually. If being environmentally-friendly is of concern to you, PEX repipe cannot be recycled, while copper is a natural material. Our plumbers at BHS would be happy to help you weigh the pros and cons associated with each repiping material to determine the best one for your needs.

What’s the Average Cost to Repipe a House?

The cost of repiping a house will vary according to your home’s size and how many levels it has and which repiping materials you choose. However, you can rest assured that BHS will complete the job as cost-effectively as possible. While the initial cost to repipe a house may seem scary, just remember that you should see less frequent repairs and water leaks in the future to make up for it.

Call Southwest Florida’s Repipe Specialists Today

As one of Southwest Florida’s premier home services companies, BHS has all your plumbing, HVAC, and electrical needs covered with over 20,000 five-star reviews. Our family-owned business has provided exemplary service, special promotions, and even flexible financing options since 1980. When it’s time for you to consider a whole home repipe, give our repiping specialists in Southwest Florida a call to request an estimate. No matter the size of your home or the scope of the project, our licensed, certified plumbers are up to the task!

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