Replacing Plumbing Pipes: What Are Your Costs & Options
Replacing plumbing pipes can be an expensive and time-consuming task. You’ll either need to inspect your plumbing closely yourself or hire a professional plumber to determine whether or not replacement is the right option for your home.
Pipes that are exposed
For houses with plaster walls, wood paneling, or any other features that make it hard to get to in-wall pipes, consider at least replacing plumbing pipes that are exposed.
Replacing plumbing pipes that are exposed in basements, crawl spaces, or utility rooms is a relatively easy thing for your plumber to do. Depending on how your home is set up, your plumber may be able to access a majority of your plumbing.
When you’re renovating
If you’re looking to remodel your home, you should inspect (and take time to replace, if needed) any plumbing that you expose as you open up your walls and floors. If the task is out of your realm of expertise, consider hiring a plumber at this time to do the job for you. If the pipes are already exposed, you’ll likely pay less than if you need the plumber to come back and do a repair or replacement at a later time.
Need help with replacing plumbing pipes? Don’t hesitate to contact a professional plumber for help!