Repiping a Home In Florida: What You Need To Know

Repiping a Home In Florida: What You Need To Know

ust like anything else inside of a home, nothing lasts forever. This holds true when it comes to your home’s pipes.

Over time, aging pipes can become brittle and decayed, making them more susceptible to failure, which can lead to catastrophic flooding. The type of material used and the structure’s age will be the two most important factors when considering whether or not to have your home repiped.

The cost of repiping can vary greatly, which involve a variety of factors, including:

• Accessibility of Your Pipes
• How Many Stories/Levels
• Total Square Footage
• Total Number of Fixtures (Sinks, Toilets, Appliances, etc)
• Local Permitting Requirements
• Flooring, Wall, and/or Ceiling Removal and Replacement Costs
• Type of Pipes Used. In Florida, commonly used repiping materials are:

• CPVC – these are pipes made of plastic and are very good at withstanding a significant amount of water pressure. However, CPVC can become brittle and fragile over time, making it prone to cracking. We start seeing problems after about 10 years.
• COPPER – copper is the most durable option and what we recommend. However, it is also the most expensive and pricing will vary depending on market conditions.

It should be noted that if your home is fitted with POLYBUTYLENE pipes, you should have them removed immediately. These pipes have a high failure rate and are a ticking time bomb inside of your walls.

For more information about repiping your home or other related plumbing services, contact our office at 1-888-405-0770 and we will prepare a detailed quote for the proposed work. In addition, we are available 24/7/365 in the event you have an emergency leak or repair.