Repiping a House with Pex Pipe Will Save You Money!
Because it’s flexible, repiping with Pex pipe makes the job easier and faster. In this video Sugar Land Master Plumber Bryan Graham talks about why repiping a house can make sense when compared with fixing leaks in the old galvanized pipe, section by section. Repiping with Pex pipe makes the job easier to accomplish, and when we save time in doing the job, you save money! Call us at 281-302-6710 today for a free, guaranteed estimate. Graham Plumbing Services is an A+ rated member of the Houston Better Business Bureau.
I received several bids to replace galvanized pipes in my home. I chose Graham Plumbing because they explained the process in detail and I felt confident they knew exactly what they were doing. Once here on the job, the crew was efficient and finished a day ahead of schedule. I was very pleased with their clean up, as well. I highly recommend Graham Plumbing for all plumbing needs…big or small. Thank you Graham Plumbing! – Becky H – October 30, 2017
This is a summary of Bryan’s video on repiping a house.
[Bryan] So a lot of the houses now they, they have the old galvanized pipes, they’re steel water pipes. People call us where the piping’s going out, it’s corroding, it’s, it’s rotting out.
So a lot of people will call us and they’ll have a leak here and a leak here and, and we go up there and we have to repair section by section by section, and it ends up costing them a lot of money.
You know, in the long run it’s usually well worth their effort to go ahead and re-pipe that. We used to have to re-pipe everything in copper. We’d go in and we’d cut the walls out, we’d, we’d make big old holes in the wall, and we’ve have to stub everything out and that was a big ordeal.
Nowadays with pex pipe, which is a, it’s a flexible poly pipe, it’s a lot easier. I can fish the pex pipe down the wall and not cut as much sheet rock. We still have to cut some sheet rock where we bring the piping out. So, like, under the sinks usually in the closet behind the shower, we’ll have to cut some holes, and right at the base of the toilet we’ll have to cut some holes.
If it’s a real steep attic, you know, like if it’s in a tight corner or something, sometimes we may have to cut a hole in the ceiling, but it’s very minimal compared to how it used to be. So it’s gotten to be where it’s a lot easier to do a repiping when repiping with Pex pipe. It’s not as major of an ordeal as it was when we had to do it in, in copper, and it, it’s been a real nice deal.
In the long run, rather than repairing section by section by section, you may spend two, three hundred dollars for each section that you repair, versus, doing the whole re-pipe and getting it all done at one time for a lot less money than the section by section approach. Of course each house is different on how difficult that is, whether it’s a one story or two story. Obviously a two story is gonna take a little more sheet rock cutting or whatever, just to get it up through the second floor to the attic. But one story or two story, doing a repiping with Pex pipe will almost always be less expensive in the long run than doing a section by section repair to the galvanized pipe.
A customer calls us, and says they have a problem with the galvanized piping, we’ll come out, we’ll give them a free estimate. We’ll go look around and see what it’s gonna take to do it. I’ll usually explain to them, how many holes we’re gonna have to cut or where the holes are gonna have to be, and we’ll give them, a quote to do the repiping with Pex pipe.
Repiping with Pex pipe can save you money over the long term and it can also ease your worries about pipe leaks in the ceiling, especially while you’re away from your home. Call Graham Plumbing Services at 281-302-6710 for a free no-obligation estimate for repiping your home with Pex pipe.
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