Are you struggling with clogged drains or aged leaking pipes? Sewer lines backing up? Are you searching Google for a “plumber near me” who provides a free inspection and will give you an honest assessment of the condition of your home plumbing system?
At After Hour Plumbing and Drain, our specialty is minimally invasive repiping of your home’s plumbing system so your schedule is not disrupted for the one to two days it takes to repipe a typical 1,500 sq. foot single family house. For a free repiping estimate of the water lines into your house and the outgoing waste and sewage lines causing leaks, clogs or backups, and to discuss which materials are best for you home and budget, call Cedric Johnson at (831) 717-7329 to schedule an appointment and inspection today.
Monterey Repiping Options to Replace Leaking Plumbing Lines
Is your home more than a decade old? If you’re wondering whether to repipe only the worn sections of your home’s plumbing system or whether to invest in replacing the entire system, read the Repiping FAQ’s below and call today to discuss the options and cost.
Repiping Frequently Asked Questions
What does repiping mean?
Repiping is the replacement of one or more aged or leaking pipes. If your home was built before the 1970’s, it will probably need the entire plumbing system replaced, including both the water supply and drain lines. Almost all homes need repiping eventually.
How long does it take to repipe a house?
A single-family home with two bathrooms and a raised foundation usually takes 1 to 2 days to repipe. A three-bathroom house, which usually has two stories, requires more materials and labor, as well as more pipe connectors to position the piping throughout the house, which can take 2 or more days to complete. The choice of piping material also affects the hours of labor and the cost of materials
How much does it cost to repipe a house?
For a typical 1,500 square foot, two-bathroom home when replacing all of the pipes using copper, the project can cost between $8,000 and $10,000. However, PEX piping is a less expensive material for a home repipe project, and costs in the range $4,000 to $6,000. Labor costs can be higher or lower depending on the type of piping and the ease or difficulty of working with different materials.
Which Material is Best for Repiping Your Home?
For plumbing projects, the biggest decision a homeowner faces is repiping their home when necessary. Repiping with the modern materials available will make your plumbing system last for many decades. Although it is a costly investment, it will preserve the value of your home, by securing the integrity and safety of the water and waste systems. The types of older piping material that need replacement are often made with materials that are no longer used much, such as galvanized steel, iron or clay that have corroded, cracked or broken over time.
Which Piping Should You Choose to Repipe Your Plumbing System?
With all the options for piping on the market, I can help you make the best choice for your home and budget. Whole-house repiping must conform to our local Monterey County codes, and often, the best balance of cost and durability uses a combination of piping materials based on their function, the environment, location of the pipes, and the price. Below are the materials I prefer for upgrading your home to a modern plumbing system:
· Copper or Brass
Copper is lighter and more flexible than steel, and is a favorite plumbing material because it is a natural material with biostatic advantages. These pipes resist rust very well as long as they contain 67%-85% copper. Brass plumbing pipes are an alloy of copper and zinc, making them easier to thread than steel, and have proved an excellent choice for hot water systems.
· CPVC (Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride)
Among a variety of plastic pipes available, CPVC is comes highly recommended. Since it is more long-lasting that basic PVC, it is widely used and very cost-effective. CPVC withstands high temperatures and is suitable for hot water lines as well as drain lines.
· PEX (crosslinked polyethylene)
PEX is a longer-lasting alternative to CPVC. Working with PEX is easier in tight spaces due to its greater flexibility. PEX pipes are also better at resisting heat loss, making them an ideal choice for hot water lines. PEX is often used in radiant heat flooring, and is now widely used for repiping and plumbing repairs since it has a high resistance to scale and chlorine, a relatively low cost for materials, and labor costs are lower because of less time needed for installation.
· ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
ABS piping is commonly used for drainage, waste and vents. It is an ideal material to use with outdoor plumbing lines because it is both heat-resistant and impact-resistant.
Do You Need Home Repiping in Monterey Bay? Call (831) 717-7329
When you contact After Hour Plumbing and Drain to ask about repiping your home’s plumbing system, we’ll make an appointment for a thorough inspection to discuss the scope of the project and your choice of primary piping material that fits your needs and budget. Once we settle on a material and what it will take to access the pipes, we’ll choose the days and times that work well with your schedule.
We are the repiping specialists for your home or business in the Monterey Bay area, and can complete most residential repiping projects within one to two days.
We provide repiping services to Monterey County:
Monterey | Carmel | Carmel-by-the-Sea | Seaside | Pacific Grove | Pebble Beach | Sand City | Marina | Del Rey Oaks | Carmel Valley |