Thinking Your Plumbing May Need to Be Repiped?
Repiping is a big job. You need a plumber you can trust to provide reliable results.
Albuquerque’s Plumbing & Re-Piping Specialists
Everything in our homes tend to come with an expiration date. While piping generally has a very long shelf life, in older homes, pipes do tend to rust and lose structural integrity over time. At Bosque Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we are the professionals you can rely on to help replace old and broken pipes to protect you, your loved ones, and your home or place of business.
How Do I Know When I Should Repipe My House
The age of the piping in your home and the material of the piping are the biggest indicators of when they need to be replaced. Galvanized steel pipes can last anywhere from 20-50 years, brass pipes last 40-70+ years, copper pipes last 50+ years, cast iron pipes can last anywhere from 75-100 years, and plastic pipes last indefinitely. Knowing the build date of your home and whether or not the piping has ever been replaced is a great place to start. And if you need help figuring it out, our team would be happy to come take a look.
Is Repiping Super Expensive or Necessary
Repiping is generally an expensive job, which is why most plumbers in Albuquerque only recommend doing it if it’s entirely necessary. It is something that does need to happen in older homes eventually. And, materials used in the past, like galvanized steel and lead pipes are now known to present serious health problems and should be replaced as soon as possible. The good news is, what plumbers use now (plastic piping or PEX) does not ever need to be replaced, so repiping a home is a one-time cost. Still have questions? We’d love to chat about it! Give us a call or click the button below.
Can I Repipe My House on My Own
While you might be tempted to cut back on costs and try to repipe your home yourself, things can go very wrong, very quickly. Even “simple” plumbing jobs are best left to certified professionals. Also, if your goal is to repipe your whole home, there are a lot of factors that require a lot of knowledge that isn’t easily gleaned from YouTube or a Google search. You won’t regret letting our plumbers take over your repiping project.
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Commonly Asked Questions About Repiping
Thankfully, in most cases, repiping is a one-time job for Albuquerque homes. Materials used in older builds do have a lifespan (and potential health risks when they start leaching chemicals and metals into your water.) But the new plastic or PEX piping plumbers use now has an indefinite lifespan. So if you replumb with plastic, it won’t ever need to be replaced again.
It’s impossible to give a cost in an answer like this because it depends on the square footage of the home, the layout of the home, and more. But, the team at Bosque Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can give you a free estimate after coming to your location in person, so you know exactly what to expect.
As an Albuquerque plumbing company that does emergency 24/7 repairs, you can call us at any time and get connected with someone who can help you. As for our office hours and normal operating hours, we’re open Monday-Friday 8 am - 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am - 2 pm.
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Cities We Serve
Bosque Heating, Cooling and Plumbing provides service in the entire Albuquerque metroplex area as well as Santa Fe, and most cities within about a one-hour drive from our headquarters in Albuquerque. Not sure if we can service your area? Just give us a call. Some common cities we serve are: