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Repiping before Remodeling

Staff Home Tips, Plumbing

When you think about remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, your thoughts probably turn to paint colors, stylish new lighting and fixtures, and shiny new appliances. But homeowners often neglect an important first step: making sure that the pipes and plumbing system are in good shape before cosmetic remodeling begins.

Left unchecked, you could spend thousands of dollars on making your home beautiful, only to have an unforeseen plumbing issue ruin your new room. Re-piping your home before remodeling will prevent the chance of a pipe leaking behind a new wall or appliance and causing damage that requires drywall repair. In addition, rust builds up in galvanized steel pipes over time which can also damage new appliances and fixtures by not providing the proper amount and quality of water needed to operate properly.

By beginning your kitchen or bath remodel with a whole-home repipe, homeowners are saving the money that they would be spending in the future to repair a future leak. Plus, a repipe improves the lifespan of your fixtures and increases the value of your home. John Moore’s whole-home repipes come with a Peace of Mind warranty, which includes a 25-Year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty and a 10-Year John Moore warranty on the labor.

“I don’t know how many homes I’ve been in where the owners have spent thousands of dollars remodeling, and they left their homes’ original pipe, HVAC, or electrical system in place,” said John Moore Plumbing Department Service Manager Patrick Middleton. “Unfortunately, when a problem comes up, it often ruins a lot of their hard work and we have cut into their beautiful room to repair it. So many people love old homes and are interested in restoring them and making them look pretty. But if they don’t make sure that the inner workings of the home are good and solid before they begin the cosmetic work, they may be in for a rude awakening.”

If your home is over 15 years old, has galvanized pipes, or has a looped-slab copper system, contact John Moore to discuss whether a whole-home repipe is right for you. Learn more about Repiping by visiting our Repiping FAQ page.