Cost of Repairing A Damaged Water Pipe

Owning a home can make your life difficult. You have to deal with a lot of problems, one of them is water pipe damage. It will cause severe water damage to your surrounding areas. It requires emergency service. If the damage is a small leak, you probably can fix it yourself, but if your water pipe burst or is wholly broken, you need a professional to fix the water pipe.

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Causes of Water Pipe Damage

  • Corrosion: It is a natural process where the pipe’s materials interact with water and air, increasing the vulnerability of the pipe. It causes the pipe to get thinner over time and lastly, it will burst open due to pressure.
  • High pressure: One of the main reasons for bursting pipes is the high pressure of water. Extra Pressure caused extreme stress on the pipe- walls left the pipe broken. If you hear a banging sound from the pipe (It is also known as water hammer), it indicates that the pressure of the water is so high.
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  • Freezing: Freezing is the most frequent reason for burst pipes. This might occur when you reside in a cold climate. When water freezes, its volume increases by 9%, and pipe pressure can climb. The pipes could suffer as a result. When water freezes, it expands rapidly, putting pressure on the lines and perhaps weakening or cracking them.
  • Clogged: The pipe can get clogged by dirt and debris. They accumulate in the way of the pipe and eventually, the pipe will get blocked. The pipe may burst at any time.
  • Tree roots: It is maybe a wonder to you, but tree roots can break your water pipe. If the roots go too deep in the soil, the roots will intertwine the pipe and at one point the pipe will crack and water will leak to surrounding places.

You can minimize costs and save your basement from mold contamination and flood damage if you are careful enough.

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The Cost of Pipe Repair & Replacement

Some factors will influence the cost of pipe repair & replacement-

  • Location of damaged pipe: The price to repair a pipe in a house will depend on where the damaged pipes are located. Compared to water lines that run under the drywall in your bathrooms, bedrooms, or kitchen, leaking pipes in closets and crawl areas will cost more to replace. Pipes that are difficult to access will take more time to repair and replace. Thus the cost will increase.
  • Size of home and total stories: A home with a total area of 2,500 square feet will cost less to re-pipe than a property with a total area of 3,000 square feet or more. This is because larger residences require more supplies and labor than smaller homes. Additionally, compared to one stored ranch-style house, a two-story home will cost more to repipe.
  • Materials of replacement: Copper, Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC), and Cross-Linked Polyethylene (PEX) are homes' most well-known pipe materials because PEX piping is less expensive because they are more flexible and very easy to install behind walls.

It is tough to give an actual estimation. Repairing damaged pipes might cost $50 to $150 per foot. If the water line in the basement is only a short distance away—less than 10 feet—it will typically cost between $2000 and $4000 to fix. You will pay significantly more for a full water line replacement, which starts at about $8,000 and can cost tens of thousands. Only an expert can estimate the cost of water pipe repair and replacement.

This will give you an idea about the cost of water pipe repair and replacement. If you need more detailed information, you can call us at 123-456-7890 or contact us online to make an appointment.