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Can Repiping Increase My Home's Resale Value?

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Boost your home's resale potential: repiping pays off!
Boost your home's resale potential: repiping pays off!

Are you considering selling your home and wondering if repiping can help increase its resale value?

Here at Repipe Specialists, we understand the importance of maximizing your home's value when you're ready to sell. That's why we're here to provide you with information on how repiping can benefit you as a homeowner.

Repiping your outdated plumbing can significantly enhance your home's resale potential, attracting more potential buyers and increasing its market value.

We also offer free in-home consultations and quotes. Schedule an appointment with one of our local Repipe Consultants.

Can Repiping Increase My Home's Resale Value?

If your home still has outdated plumbing materials such as polybutylene pipe or old galvanized plumbing, it is essential to repipe your home before putting it on the market.

Galvanized pipe full of rust
Galvanized pipe full of rust

Our article on polybutylene repiping covers issues related selling a home with poly pipes. Any old piping will be uncovered during the inspection process (and if you know there have been issues with your old plumbing - you'll need to disclose it to prospective buyers).

Repiping outdated plumbing may be an easier and less costly process than you might have imagined. If you are considering selling - repiping first will almost certainly have a positive payback with more buyers, and no concessions given for old plumbing.

Here at Repipe Specialists, our repipes are typically completed in as little as one day (returning on a second day for wall patching). We can handle everything, including permits and inspections. Schedule a free quote.

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What are the Benefits of Repiping Before Selling My Home?

Repiping your home before listing it on the market can substantially increase it's attractiveness to potential buyers, leading to more offers and potentially covering the cost of repiping. Some of the benefits of repiping before putting the house on the market include:

  • Enhanced Structural Integrity: Old or deteriorating plumbing systems can cause various issues, including leaks, bursts, and water damage. By repiping the entire home, you ensure that the plumbing system is in excellent condition, eliminating the risk of water-related problems. Repiping guarantees improved structural integrity, which can be a significant selling point.
  • Improved Water Quality and Efficiency: Aging pipes can accumulate rust, sediment, and mineral deposits, leading to poor water quality and reduced water flow. By repiping the entire home, you can significantly enhance the water quality and efficiency of your pipes. Improving water quality and efficiency can be an appealing feature for potential buyers looking for an up-to-date and clean water system.
    Rusty water from old galvanized pipes
    Rusty water from old galvanized pipes
  • Increased Buyer Confidence: By replacing outdated materials such as polybutylene and galvanized plumbing with modern options like copper piping or PEX tubing, you can eliminate the risk of future plumbing issues and instill confidence in potential buyers. When potential buyers see that a property has been repiped, it signals that they won't need to worry about plumbing problems in the near future, adding value to their investment.
  • Avoiding Inspection and Pre-Close Surprises: We have performed many "emergency" repipes, where the closing of a sale is at risk due to both home inspection findings and homeowners insurance refusals. Some insurance companies are refusing to provide coverage for homes with polybutylene or galvanized pipes. If your home is in a community with known historical slab leak issues - a repipe (that routes plumbing outside of the slab) is the only permanent solution.

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Is a Full Home Repipe Expensive?

Repiping a home before reselling offers significant financial savings and the potential for increased property value. While there is an upfront cost associated with repiping, it is crucial to consider the long-term benefits and potential returns on investing in up-to-date plumbing systems.

In general, our plumbing replacements range from $4,500 for a two-bedroom, one-bath house to up to $15,000 for larger properties and more complex projects. Here at Repipe Specialists, we have performed thousands of repipes across the USA, specializing solely in full home plumbing replacements. We have a detailed article on the cost to replace plumbing.

Buyers are more likely to purchase a home that has already undergone necessary plumbing upgrades, saving them time, money, and potential headaches associated with addressing plumbing issues in the future.

For more information, please feel free to contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our local Repipe Consultants. They can provide a free, fixed-price quote tailored to your specific needs.

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Get a Quote to Repipe Your Home

Here at Repipe Specialists, we've fully replaced plumbing in thousands of homes across the USA with modern Uponor PEX tubing or American-made L-grade copper pipe. We continually get positive customer feedback from customers about their whole home repipe experiences. We often exceed their expectations on:

  • Speed: Our repipe crews typically complete a repipe in a day, returning on another day for wall patching.
  • Convenience: Through our One-Stop Repipe™ process, we handle everything from permits, to wall patching, to inspections.
  • Cleanliness: Our crews are trained to protect your home while working (we cover all surfaces with protective sheeting), and to clean up fully at the end of each day.
  • Peace of Mind: Repipe Specialists is a fully licensed plumber in every state we operate in, and we back all of our repipes with a lifetime warranty.
  • Financing programs: To help take the sting out of unplanned repipe expenses, we offer several financing programs.
  • Price: As a specialist that performs hundreds of repipes a week, we can deliver high-quality repipes at a lower cost vs generalist plumbers. We have another article that covers whole house repipe cost factors in detail.

Schedule a free in-home consult, and a local repipe consultant will explain all your repiping options and provide you with a written, fixed price quote.

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About Repipe Specialists

Expert Repiping at an Affordable Cost

Since our founding in 1991, we've been completing residential and multi-family building repipes to the highest standard.

With over 75,000 repipes completed, we've perfected our One Stop Repipe™ process: providing you with a high quality and convenient repipe experience while offering significant savings compared to traditional plumbers - plus, our work is guaranteed for life.

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