Repiping a house is often more difficult than installing new plumbing in a new home because of the presence of sheetrock, cabinets, and other obstacles that are non-existent in the new construction process. However, our repipe specialists at Tennessee Standard Plumbing are capable of replacing your waterlines with minimal damage to your home. Before the age of flexible PEX piping, waterline repipes were extremely invasive and required removing extreme amounts of sheetrock to replace the water main and its branches. With high quality pex piping, talented plumbers
are able to pull new waterlines up walls into the attic and through floors into the crawlspace, creating a new water supply system in your home. It is incredible to watch how they systematically run these new lines to replace the existing system.
If your home is on a crawlspace, the most common way to repipe a home is to run the waterlines down through the floor in the backs of cabinets and bring them all into the new hot and cold water mains beneath the floor. New valves and emergency shutoffs are also installed to ensure the longevity of the system.
If your home is on a slab, the waterlines can be run up through the walls, behind the cabinets, by drilling down from the top plate of each wall in the attic and fishing the lines up the walls with special instruments. In the attic, the new waterlines are connected into the new water mains and insulation is heaped over the new water system to ensure that heat from the home gets to the waterlines and the cold from the roof does not.
Give Tennessee Standard Plumbing a call to get a custom quote on your whole-home repipe. We can eliminate those copper pinhole leaks and other waterline leaks with a new PEX waterline system, making your home leak free for many years.