No matter how amazing your current plumbing may be, over time even the best of systems needs replacing. Copper pipes become frail, galvanized steel pipes may corrode, and lead pipes are a danger to your health. Replacing plumbing can be a costly and time-consuming venture. You’ll need to closely inspect your plumbing or rely on a licensed professional to advise you whether it’s time or not. Depending on the complexity, replumbing a 1,500 sq. ft. home can cost a pretty penny. However, there’s good news for those on a shoestring budget. This article will highlight different options for every kind of budget and give you a basic idea of how much things may cost. For more information keep on reading!
The cost to replace plumbing in any home varies based on different cost factors. Your home’s layout, number of stories, ease of access, and the amount of demolition required can all cause project prices to fluctuate. So, let’s explore some of these cost factors:
The cost to replumb an entire house varies widely and is dependent on multiple factors as listed above. The two biggest factors being the size of the house and the materials used. Replacing small sections of pipe at a time will cost between $300 and $2,000–with the average cost being $1,150. Repiping an entire home or installing new plumbing from scratch will run anywhere from $1,500 to $15,000 depending on complexity and materials. Prices for other installation projects such as toilets, sinks or bathtubs are priced by fixture and complexity. Estimates for projects such as these can be between $600 to $1,600.
Though it seems easy, removing the existing plumbing is just as complicated as installing the new plumbing. It’s even just as costly too–to remove existing plumbing pipes, you’re looking at around $1000 to $4,000. Normally this cost is included in the price of repiping your home, as is the cost of drywall repairs if your plumber needed to cut into it to gain access to the plumbing system. Since it’s a “remove as you go” type of repair, there is no way for a homeowner to DIY anything to save themselves some money.
If you want to repipe your existing home or put plumbing into a custom build, there are three types of plumbing pipes we recommend. These types of piping are copper, PEX, and CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride)–all of which are building-code approved for homes. The list below outlines each pipe material and its cost:
Always hire a professional to do complex plumbing jobs. DIY work isn’t the way to go and your homeowners’ insurance will thank you for choosing Super Terry! Don’t risk thousands of dollars in damage, instead call Super Terry today! Your most trusted Pittsburgh Plumber.