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What is Involved in House Repiping?
Having a house can be a big commitment, especially because there can be a lot of work to be done in order to have a properly functioning home. Repiping a home is done quite often because pipes often go out of date causing problems or leaks over time.
While repiping a house is not the most enjoyable task, it is important to know what goes into repiping a house as well as how it is done. Homeowners or construction workers may find it beneficial to know how it works so that later on down the line, they can offer up advice or their own help.
Today, we will discuss what is involved in repiping a house. Learn more below as we touch on each step that is involved.
What is involved in house repiping?
It is important to know that a lot of things regarding house repiping depends on the size of the house that is being worked on. Many people wonder how long repiping takes and this solely depends on how large or how small the house is. If a house is smaller, it may only take a couple of days. However, if the house is larger, it could take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks.
Water shut off
First and foremost, the water does have to be completely shut off when a house is repiped. If the plumbing and water were flowing like normal then the pipes would not be able to be removed and replaced, as it would cause an overflow of water everywhere. Because the water and plumbing have to be shut off, it is typically advised that there aren’t any people within the home during the repiping.
Because repiping involves hardware and messiness, it is always necessary for the team working to cover and protect any furniture, carpet or decor that might be exposed. Covering these things will ensure that proper protection is given to them so that dirt or debris doesn’t ruin or harm anything.
The repiping team will also ensure that each of the team members is wearing the proper gear to protect themselves against any debris or dirt.
Remove and replace
Small cuts will be made in the walls and the drywall in order to see what the pipes look like. Once the team evaluates the status that they are in, they will likely remove them through the small cuts. Once they are removed and disposed of, the team will replace the pipes with new ones that are durable and strong. Typically, a test run of water will be done to ensure that there aren’t any leaks or bursts in the new pipes.
Once the pipes are replaced, a drywall team will likely come in to finish off the walls to ensure that the pipes aren’t exposed.
Repiping a home can be an involved process but it is often necessary to do in order to ensure maximum protection within a home. It’s helpful to learn about what is involved in the repiping process in case you are expecting your home to be repiped in the future.
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