The cost of repiping a house with 2 bathrooms is $8,500 according to Networx.com. In contrast the cost of repiping is stated as $4,000 to $10,000 by Houselogic.com. The low end starts around $2,000 dollars for PEX tubing and it can go as high as $15,000 for copper. Extensive repiping and demolition are also cost factors. These costs cover the labor needed to cut open your floors and walls, remove old piping, replace the piping, and repair your home. Additional costs vary by location for permitting, materials, and cost of labor.
Repiping Cost Factors
There are 4 major cost factors that influence how much repiping costs. These include how many plumbing fixtures you have, if the access is difficult, what type of repiping you choose, how big your home is, the fees for permits, and the cost for labor.
How Many Fixtures You Have
Most home have at least 2 bathrooms, a kitchen sink, dishwasher, and washing machine. The more sinks, toilets, showers, bathtubs, and other fixtures in your home the more it will cost to get repiping services. It takes longer and it requires more materials to complete the job.
Difficulty To Access Fixtures
Piping runs in walls, floors, and ceilings. The more work it takes to access the pipes the longer it takes and the more it will cost. Pipes who’s access is in closets or crawlspaces cost more than those that are simply behind walls. The pipes must be exposed to be replaced wherever they are. This is one advantage of PEX tubing as it can be ran with less invasive demolition.
Type Of Replacement Pipe
The type of replacement piping you choose also has an effect on the cost. There are 3 major types of pipe used in homes: PEX tubing, CPVC piping, and Copper piping. PEX is one of the most popular replacement piping options as it’s flexible, takes less time to install, and is cost effective. Copper piping is the costliest option as it requires the most demolition and the materials are costlier.
Home’s Square Footage
They say bigger is better and it’s nice to have homes with large square footage, but they do cost more to build and maintain. Repiping costs more if your home is larger simply because it takes longer and requires more piping, fittings, and labor.
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