How Much Does It Cost to Replace the Pipes in My House?

Your home requires upkeep and care over the years, and in doing so, it can get costly. An issue which many people encounter is replacing the pipes within the home. It is a big task which raises the question of price. Unfortunately, there is no generic answer because all pipes and all homes differ. An average replacement of all your pipes can range between $1,800 and $5,500. Let’s look at some of the factors involved with replacing your pipes:

Where are Your Pipes?

Expenses for replacement can depend entirely on where your pipes run through. Every home is different and having a proper understanding of the needs of each location is important in planning a full replacement of the system.

Underground – Pipes will run through the ground and then up into your walls directly connecting to whatever appliance needs water.

Attics – Provided your attic has a suitable space for a plumber to work in, piping can be run through the attic and down the interior walls of your house.

Under the Floor – Homes with hardwood flooring and a crawlspace beneath, provide a great housing for plumbing. Crawlspace piping is one of the least expensive systems.

Piping Material

There is a vast array of materials from which to make pipes and all of which impact the pricing of getting new pipes. Understanding the difference between the different types of pipe keeps you informed and can help save money.

Polybutylene – Can be found in homes built between the late 1970s and early 1990s. They were banned from usage due to improper connections being made between pipes resulting in leaks. Some insurance companies will not even allow a new homeowners policy without replacement of Polybutylene pipes first due to the liability.

Copper – Common piping material, copper can be expensive and not recommended for Florida homes due to it lasting only 15-25 years.

PEX – Cross-linked polyethylene, also known as PEX is perhaps the best piping to use, and it is estimated that within the next ten years PEX will become the standard vessel for water in regards to plumbing.  Due to its flexibility, cheaper cost of production and easier installation, PEX is the way to go when repiping your home which is why Jeff’s Kitchen Bath and Beyond exclusively uses it.

Repiping with Jeff’s

Every plumbing system is different and requires an understanding of several factors when considering a replacement. At Jeff’s Kitchen Bath and Beyond, we are the foremost experts in the area and wish to help provide the most effective replacement of your plumbing system. We have been Angie’s List Super Service Award winners since 2009 and strive to continue with excellent work. Contact us at (407) 968-1801 to set up an appointment and ask about our free estimates.

image of drainYour plumbing should never be taken lightly and often the smallest inconvenience can lead to the biggest problems. Usually the signs go unnoticed so here are 4 signs that your bathtub or shower plumbing need repair.

  1. Low Water pressure

If you are experiencing low water pressure it can lead to many problems with your pipes. Provided your shower head isn’t clogged. The most likely causes of low water pressure are burst pipes under the slab or burst pipe in your wall.

  1. Your Water Won’t Heat Up

If your water won’t retain heat or even heat up in the first, then most likely the heater itself is leaking and needs to be repaired or replaced.

  1. Knocking Pipes

Sometimes homeowners hear a loud banging in their pipes, this is called “knocking in the pipes”, or “water hammer”. This occurs when there is a high pressure build up on a closed valve that needs to be adjusted, usually by having a water hammer adjuster installed.

  1. Change in Water Color

If your water is coming out colored, this can be a sign of corrosion or rust which demands attention immediately.

Your pipes need to be taken care of and can easily be overlooked. Look out for these telltale signs to avoid falling victim to damaged plumbing. If you notice any of these signs, trust Jeff Wines, a plumber in Orlando for more than 20 years. Wines founded Jeff’s Kitchen Bath and Beyond and has won Angie’s Super Service Award since 2009. Call us now at 407-968-1801 to keep your pipes and your wallet from leaking.


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