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What Is Involved in Repiping a Whole House?

June 27th, 2024 in Homeowner Education
What Is Involved in Repiping a Whole House?

Repiping a whole home is a big job. It takes time, it involves opening up walls, ceilings, and possibly floors, and your water will certainly be shut off from time to time. In today’s blog article, we are going to talk about what is involved and what you can expect. 

Water Shut-Off 

Your water will certainly have to be shut off from time to time, depending on where the plumbers are working. They will discuss this with you so you can plan ahead and fill some pitchers or your sink with water if you need to. 

Sometimes plumbers can add some valves to isolate the plumbing in some parts of the house to minimize your discomfort. Whether this is useful or needed depends on how big your house is and how it is designed. 

Removing Drywall 

Drywall will have to be removed in different areas to access the pipes. This may shock you at first, but a reputable company will fix whatever they disturb and clean up the mess every day. There is no way around this. Pipes are hidden where you cannot see them, and in order to replace them, plumbers have to open up walls and ceilings. 

Discuss with your repiping company how the mess will be contained and if they are going to repair the drywall. Our company does repiping on a regular basis, and we always clean up after ourselves. 

It is not fun to have your home repiped, but it is often necessary: to cure you off ongoing leaks or abnormally low water pressure or to prevent these things from happening. Repiping is valuable both for you and any future homeowners. Prevent tomorrow’s problems by repiping today. 

Please call us on the Lower Mainland at (604) 349-5325 if you are wondering if your home needs repiping or already know that you do. 

Repiping Vancouver is a division of 604FixLeak offering leak detection, plumbing repairs and restoration services in the Greater Vancouver area. Repiping Vancouver concentrates on whole home or office repiping. 

If you have any questions about this article or need some help with repiping in your home or office, call us today at (604) 349-5325.