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What Does a Full Home Re-Piping Entail?

Plumbing problems like a leaky pipe or water heater aren’t exactly fun, but they can often be repaired quickly. Unfortunately, not all plumbing issues are the same.


If you’re having serious problems with your plumbing, it might be time to re-pipe your house. If it sounds overwhelming, don’t worry! Whole house re-piping should always be done only by a professional plumbing services company, like MET Plumbing & Air Conditioning. When you hire the right team of professionals for your re-piping process, you can rest easy knowing you won’t face common pipe problems anymore.

There are also plenty of benefits to re-piping your home that you may not have thought of. We will cover a few of those benefits, as well as the process of re-piping and how to tell if/when your house might need it.

When Should You Re-Pipe Your House?

If you’re a homeowner, re-piping your house may not be the first thing on your mind. In fact, most people don’t even think about it until they experience some kind of problem. Whether it’s a leaky drainage pipe, a bathtub drain not working, or a sink drain having issues, we often want our plumbing problems to be fixed quickly.

In some cases, though, that’s simply not the best solution. So, how can you tell if you should re-pipe your house, rather than hiring a plumber to fix just a certain section? Let’s look at a few of the most common reasons:

  • Decreased water pressure: If the water from your faucets is coming out slower than usual or if you notice a gradual decline in water pressure over time, it could be a sign of mineral, rust, or fat buildup in your pipes. This often happens when the pipes are aging.
  • Discolored water: If the water from your taps has a reddish or brownish tint, it’s likely due to rusty pipes. This is a strong indication that your pipes are old and may need to be replaced. Drinking rusty water may also pose health risks.
  • Multiple leaks: Occasional pipe leaks are common, but frequent or multiple leaks could be a sign of aging pipes that need to be replaced.

Depending on the size of your home, a total home re-piping typically takes anywhere from 3-7 days. Keep in mind that some of that time will be used to restore your home to its previous condition. This is a large home project, and it should never be rushed or done by anyone who can promise results in a day or two.

Once the project is complete, there are ways to make sure your new pipes stay in the best possible condition for as long as possible. Our team at MET Plumbing & Air Conditioning will give you the knowledge and resources to be able to take care of your pipes for years to come.

What Are the Long-Term Benefits of Re-Piping?

Once you’ve had your home re-piped, you’ll immediately start to notice some changes around the house. Some of the biggest benefits include:

  • Increased water pressure: You’ll notice your faucets flowing freely right away. This is often one of the first major differences people recognize with new pipes. Maybe you didn’t even realize you were experiencing low water pressure before, but the difference after re-piping can really be amazing.
  • Clean, rust-free water: Rust isn’t only bad for old pipes, it’s bad for your health if it gets into your water. New pipes help to ensure clean, rust-free drinking water that you can feel good about.
  • Lower risk of water damage from bursting pipes: Again, if you have older pipes in your home, they’re more likely to burst. Water damage within the home can cost thousands of dollars. Re-piping is a one-time investment that will offer you more security when it comes to the strength and integrity of your pipes.
  • Increased home value: Re-piping your home is a great way to increase the value of your house. If you ever plan on selling it, advertising brand new pipes can really be appealing to potential buyers.
  • Lower monthly water bill: Newer pipes will help with water flow efficiency. You’ll notice a difference in your monthly water bills almost right away.

So, whether you’re experiencing issues with your pipes or you know it’s time to make a change, contact the team of experienced, qualified plumbers at MET Plumbing & Air Conditioning today. We serve areas all over Texas, including Houston, Katy, Cypress, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and Spring. We look forward to giving you peace of mind when it comes to your pipes.

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