What is Repiping?

We all know you are wondering what most people ask, what is repiping? To answer, it’s the procedure of replacing the supply pipes in a dwelling or business. The common misconception is that it’s just replacing the short section of the pipe, but you’re wrong. Repiping defines the complete replacement of the whole plumbing system.

There are endless factors as to why repiping is necessary. To name a few, reduced water flows, leaks, rusty colored water or low pressure from corrosion of pipes. It’s highly suggested to repipe prior to starting improvements in a remodel, or if you plan on repainting the exterior of your home.

The Process

Repiping is the task of installing new copper repipe system. The procedure typically involves the removal of accessible pipes and followed by the installation of a brand new plumbing system.

The procedure includes the installation of new USA made type L hard copper, professionally secured and strapped, stainless steel water supply system, and kwik ¼  installation. Once the installation is complete with running water, the water pressure is tested and flushed out. The duration of the repiping process takes on average between one-to-three days. Following completion, wall patching may be needed.

Standard Repiping

A proper inspection on site by the professionals at Repipe1 is very important for a successful repiping process. A conventional repiping incorporates the installation new cold and warm domestic water pipes from the water origin to all of the existing fixtures and faucets. Fixtures and drain replacement are included as apart of the proposal, unless otherwise stated.


The various materials used in repiping, and indoor systems are metals, and occasionally plastic. Metal pipes are galvanized steel or copper, iron, and brass. Plastic piping being used are chlorine poly vinyl chloride, kitec, polybutylene, cpvc, polyethylene pe, and polyvinyl chloride. You may run into issues because the fittings that are poorly made from companies who lack quality control overseas. More commonly, poly vinyl chloride cpvc is recommended where water PH levels are an issue.

An alternative: Sandblasting

If the standard repiping option doesn’t suit you, you can opt to sandblast the inside of worn thin piping and painting the interior of the old pipe with epoxy paint. In addition, a few of the thin spots may leak immediately days/ weeks later. Eventually the leaking pipes that are epoxy coated will need to professionally repiped by installing cda copper repipe.


When Repiping is Necessary in Your Home?


When owning a home, that means all maintenance and repairs become your responsibility to perform them on your home. Friends, family and your coworkers may have spoken about repiping their homes, but the idea never came to mind because you are not sure when your home should be repiped. The professionals at Repipe 1 have curated a list of when you should consider repiping your home.

1. Leaks

Pipes that are leaking appear to be a small issue as to why you need to repipe your entire home, but leaking is a warning sign that your pipes may have deteriorated. As time goes on, pipes can depreciate and pinhole leaks can occur. A pinhole leak is the breakthrough of the copper pipe due to the progressive attack of the pitting corrosion process. A copper water plumbing system can experience significant damage from pitting corrosion but not result in pinhole leaks for many years. Sediments and other toxins can get into your water supply. Allow us to inspect your pipes

2. Low Water Pressure

If your water pressure is low, this can also be an indication that you are due to replace your pipes. Rust buildup on the walls of your pipes lessens the width water is allowed to stream through which diminishes your water pressure. In the case that build up worsens, you run the risk of your pipes bursting.

3. Discolored Water

As the faucets run, do you notice clear water or is their a hue? If a bizarre color is coming out, it can be a clue that your pipes are rusty. Rusted pipes and water you consume may be a health hazard. If this problem continues to linger, replace your pipes immediately.

4. Older Home

If your home is older than 50 years, and have not replaced your pipes, there is a high chance you are overdue for one. More than likely, the pipes in your home are galvanized. The types of pipes burst and corrode when they age.

5. Noisy Pipes

Listen to your pipes. Do they make a lot of noises i.e. banging or creaking as the water moves through them, it may be clue that your pipes need to be replaced. Often, we ignore houses noises in through the day, or we dismiss them entirely. Listen closely when you hear your pipes making noises.

If you have suffered any of the above signs in your home, it is time to give us a call at Repipe 1. Give us a call to receive your free quote!

What is PEX and Copper Repiping and What are the Benefits

Having optimal pipes is rewarding, they are built to sustain and function to your advantage. With over 15,000 homes and apartment complexes being repiped over the years by us, our clients come first. We value their homes and provide the best quality in the industry.

What is PEX?

More flexible and cost-effective

The United States adds chemicals to our water to ensure that we are not infected by the pollutants in the water supply. Copper pipes tend to also be less effective due to airborne chemicals. PEX is a phrase for polyethylene (PE) that is cross linked (X). It is stable, malleable, and similar to a plastic-like material that comes from a high density polyethylene that allows it to be so durabable. Within the last years, PEX has been improved to withstand heat while continuing to keep its long-term strength. The PEX system requires less fittings and labor to install making it budget-friendly in any home. With PEX repiping in your home, none of these issues will continue to tamper with your water supply.


Among other advantages, Pex repiping:

  • Long lasting
  • Flexible
  • Affordable
  • Ability to withstand temperature, decreasing your home’s heating bill
  • Resists pipe buildups, damage, freezing, and burst

What is Copper Repiping?

Copper has been the original favored material for plumbing systems for decades. If your home has rusty old galvanized pipes and or is built more than 5 years ago, their is a high chance you may have corroded pipes. This will continue to deteriorate and putting your bank account at risk for drainage.
Not all copper pipes are made of equal quality, pipes that are made elsewhere besides the United States are almost never in accordance with the quality standard of US. In some cases, contractors will use budget friendly pipes like these to keep cost low. The cheaper pipes are thin, and prone to corrosion. We use only USA MADE pipes, fittings, and valves from the finest manufacturers in the country.

Consider copper repiping if you are struggling with any of these issues:

  • Hot water when the toilet flushes or when water is in use in other parts of the home
  • Low water pressure
  • Leaking pipes below your home or inside the walls
  • Lack of hot water from sink or showers
  • Rusty or foul odor from water faucets
  • Loud or rattling noises when water is in use

After a Repipe, You will Have:

  • Excellent water pressure throughout your household
  • No more LEAKS!
  • Long lasting High-Quality plumbing for decades
  • Clean water that actually looks like water
  • Positive re-selling point for your home
  • Rest assured knowing that your plumbing is in the best shape

After a high quality PEX or Copper Repipe in your home, you will no longer have to suffer any discomfort or inconvenience caused by odd corroded pipes. We promise a start to finish time, stand behind our promises to get back to you on schedule and guarantee satisfaction to all of our clients.