Leaky Pipes / 12.17.2014

How to Make the Most of Your Home Repiping

You’ve all heard the saying “when life gives you lemons make lemonade”, well why not make lemonade of your old water pipes.

No one gets excited when they have to sink a lot of money into their home, repiping in Irvine and Southern California can be expensive. The excitement is in the planning stages and seeing the progress of the work. The same is true when it comes to repiping your Irvine home, but since the repiping isn’t always visible, it’s difficult to get excited about anything other than the fact that you will soon be able to take a shower with some serious water pressure and drink your water without having to treat it. Here you can learn how you can get more out of the repiping process, so you can find more reasons to get excited about it.

Consider Exposed Copper Pipes

If you chose to use copper for your Irvine repiping, you might consider exposing the copper. Depending on your current décor or changes you want to make to your décor, exposed copper piping can add a touch of elegance to a room. You might also consider a copper tub or sink to go with the pipes and create a whole new look for your bathroom or kitchen.

Install a Tankless Water Heater

Now is a great time to install that tankless water heater you’ve been thinking about. If you have to install a new water heater anyhow because of the corrosion from the pipes, you may as well install one that’s going to save you money and space in the long run.

These water heaters can be installed right at the point of use. If your repipers have to do something like remove the wall behind your shower to get to the plumbing, now is the time when they have easy access to that area and can install the tankless water heater on the wall they repair.

This isn’t something you want a plumber to do because they may not replace the wall once they remove it and you are going to end up paying for two service calls instead of just making it part of the repiping package.

Change Faucets

A new faucet can change the way your kitchen or bathroom works and functions. Since you have an older home, your faucets might be due for an upgrade that will make them more useful to you. For example, you might want a faucet that doubles as a sprayer or maybe you just want one to match the décor in your kitchen.

If your pipes were corroded, you can bet the corrosion made its way to your faucets as well. You may as well replace them with the faucets you really want while you have the people there to do it.

Ask your Repipe Specialist who they recommend for remodeling

If you went to your Irvine Home Owners Association and got a Home Owners Association recommended repiper, like Repiping Professionals, you might also ask them about other contractors for future projects. It’s always a good idea to network and get useful information for future projects so you can limit the required research in the future.

It’s a lot easier to get excited about remodeling projects when you can see the results. On top of that, you can almost always save money when you have multiple tasks done by one company rather than hiring several contractors over time.

You’ve all heard the saying “when life gives you lemons make lemonade”, well why not make lemonade of your old water pipes.

No one gets excited when they have to sink a lot of money into their home, repiping in Irvine and Southern California can be expensive. The excitement is in the planning stages and seeing the progress of the work. The same is true when it comes to repiping your Irvine home, but since the repiping isn’t always visible, it’s difficult to get excited about anything other than the fact that you will soon be able to take a shower with some serious water pressure and drink your water without having to treat it. Here you can learn how you can get more out of the repiping process, so you can find more reasons to get excited about it.

Consider Exposed Copper Pipes

If you chose to use copper for your Irvine repiping, you might consider exposing the copper. Depending on your current décor or changes you want to make to your décor, exposed copper piping can add a touch of elegance to a room. You might also consider a copper tub or sink to go with the pipes and create a whole new look for your bathroom or kitchen.

Install a Tankless Water Heater

Now is a great time to install that tankless water heater you’ve been thinking about. If you have to install a new water heater anyhow because of the corrosion from the pipes, you may as well install one that’s going to save you money and space in the long run.

These water heaters can be installed right at the point of use. If your repipers have to do something like remove the wall behind your shower to get to the plumbing, now is the time when they have easy access to that area and can install the tankless water heater on the wall they repair.

This isn’t something you want a plumber to do because they may not replace the wall once they remove it and you are going to end up paying for two service calls instead of just making it part of the repiping package.

Change Faucets

A new faucet can change the way your kitchen or bathroom works and functions. Since you have an older home, your faucets might be due for an upgrade that will make them more useful to you. For example, you might want a faucet that doubles as a sprayer or maybe you just want one to match the décor in your kitchen.

If your pipes were corroded, you can bet the corrosion made its way to your faucets as well. You may as well replace them with the faucets you really want while you have the people there to do it.

Ask your Repipe Specialist who they recommend for remodeling

If you went to your Irvine Home Owners Association and got a Home Owners Association recommended repiper, like Repiping Professionals, you might also ask them about other contractors for future projects. It’s always a good idea to network and get useful information for future projects so you can limit the required research in the future.

It’s a lot easier to get excited about remodeling projects when you can see the results. On top of that, you can almost always save money when you have multiple tasks done by one company rather than hiring several contractors over time.

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