If you have polybutylene pipes in your home, you’ve had a slab leak, or you’ve had multiple leaking pipes, then a repipe is probably in your future. Naturally, you’re wondering, “How much does it cost to repipe a house?“. We’ll be answering that question in this post.
The Average Whole House Repipe Cost
The average cost of a whole house repipe in Orlando is between $3,000 – $8,000.
Keep in mind that this is the average. Depending on your particular project, your price could be more or less. In the next section we’ll talk about aspects that can affect the cost.
Factors That Influence The Cost Of A Repipe
Every repipe is different and may includes things that could increase your cost. Based on our experience, these are some of the things that will increase the cost of your repipe.
The Number Of Drops
A “drop” is a water line that is run to a fixture or appliance. A good rule of thumb is that if it needs hot and cold water, then it has 2 drops. If it only needs cold water, then it has one drop. The more drops you have in your home, the more you’ll need to invest in your repipe. See below for the number of drops typical items in your home have:
Size of your house and ease of access
A larger home will naturally cost more to repipe due to the increased material and labor needed to repipe a larger home. However, if your home is smaller or you only need a partial repipe, then you cost can be decreased.
Another factor concerning your home is the ease of plumbing access. If your plumbing fixtures are hard to reach and will require more time to complete, then you can expect the price to increase.
PEX vs Copper Piping
When it is time to repipe your home, you have options on the material you use. At Pro-Tech we recommend using PEX pipe. However, if you choose to use copper then you can expect the cost to increase by 60-70% due to material cost as well as increased labor. (Learn more about the pros and cons of PEX vs Copper pipe)
Cost To Pull Permits
Never hire a plumber who is unlicensed, uninsured or fails to pull permits. If the plumber asks you to pull the permits yourself, this is also a red flag. At Pro-Tech we include the costs required for us to pull permits. We are also fully licensed and insured for your protection. Once the job is complete, we will call the inspector to look over the project. This protects you and ensures the job meets all local codes. While you may save money using a less than reputable plumber who fails to pull permits, it will be a costly mistake that can end up hurting you badly later.
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