If the plumbing in your home or business is in bad shape, you may need repiping to fix the problem. The experts at R & R Plumbing can service all your plumbing needs. Read on to know if repiping is right for you.

What are the signs that repiping is needed?

You may notice these signs in your home or business that could indicate your pipes have significant problems:

  • Low water pressure

  • Reduced water flow

  • Corroded pipes

  • Cracked valves

  • Rust-colored water

  • Leaks

If you notice any of these signs, call us to schedule an evaluation. These may be small, easy problems we can fix quickly. They might be signs of a much bigger problem that only repiping can remedy.

When is the best time for repiping?

The best time for repiping is before you remodel and repaint or refinish your walls. We will need to cut into some of your walls for access, and you don’t want to have to finish walls twice. Let us do the repiping first so your remodel goes more smoothly.

How does repiping work?

Repiping is not a temporary fix. It’s a permanent solution for the entire plumbing system in your home or business. We turn off the water supply, remove old pipe and replace it with new pipe. After the new system is installed, we turn the water on and perform tests on the new system. Once the system passes our tests, it’s good to go for you.

Normally the repiping process takes a few days. We will also need to patch walls and refinish them, which could take a little longer depending on your unique situation.

We use both metal and plastic pipes in our repiping process. Copper is the industry standard because it is long lasting and durable. We will offer you different choices based on your budget and preferences. PEX piping is a new choice that is flexible, resistant to corrosion, and up to 75 percent less expensive than copper piping.

In all cases, we put plumbing materials through this test before we decide to install them in customers’ homes and businesses:

  • Proven track record of good performance.

  • Strong and resistant to contamination.

  • Holds up to temperature and pressure variances.

  • Adapted to typical northeastern Ohio weather conditions.

  • Does not become brittle or frail as it ages.

  • Enhances the home’s resale value.

  • Widely respected by other engineers, inspectors, and contractors.

  • Requires low or zero maintenance.

  • Provides excellent value for the money.

We stand by our commitment to offer you the best customer service and quality in a repiping job for your home or business in Akron, Canton or the surrounding areas.

How much does repiping cost?

You can expect repiping to cost no less than $2 per square foot of your structure, depending on the plumbing materials you choose. It also varies based on the number of bathrooms and sinks in your home. An average repiping cost for a 1,500 square foot home can be $3,000 or more.

Before we ever begin the repiping process, we will explain the materials to be used, the work that will be performed, and the costs of the process. We will also explain to you any work that we will outsource to a contractor who will refinish your walls.

We are licensed and bonded, and we can offer you referrals to previous customers who have hired us to repipe their homes and buildings. Call us today for a free initial consultation.