My pipes are getting old and I may need to replace them. How difficult is this?
Re-piping a house is a significant task and should be performed by a professional. The good news is that advances in materials and techniques have made this job much less of an ordeal as in the past. In most cases, a re-pipe can be performed with little structural modifications and the work can be completed in a matter of a couple of days as opposed to weeks in the past. Before committing to a whole house re-pipe, it may well be worth it to have a professional plumber perform an inspection on your systems and determine whether you need this extensive retrofit or a few upgrades and repairs are all that is needed.