Copper piping for residential

El Dorado Hills Repiping Experts

Repiping specialists in Sacramento, Wise Monkey Repipe & Construction.
We replace old pipes with new copper or pex piping in El Dorado Hills.

We Repipe Homes in El Dorado Hills

What does it mean to repipe your house? Repiping is the process of replacing all the existing piping in your home with new, upgraded piping, usually copper or PEX. The fittings and valves are also replaced. This creates better water pressure, eliminates bad tasting water caused by contaminated pipes, and mitigates the risk of water damage from an unexpected pipe burst.

Why do homeowners repipe their houses? A repipe job is usually done because the pipes are old galvanized steel or defective Kitec, or have burst or are in danger of bursting. If you have rust-colored or bad smelling water, have low water pressure, notice visible oxidation on your pipes, or live in a home that has not had the pipes replaced in 50 years or more, you could be ready for a repipe job.

Replacing defective pipes before they burst. In some cases, homes built in certain years may have used substandard water piping. There are lawsuits that have been filed in these cases because of water damage sustained from pipes bursting spontaneously. No matter what the reason for your El Dorado Hills repipe project, rest assured that the team at Wise Monkey has decades of combined experience handling repipe projects.

Our team works in a well-coordinated and efficient process to replace each old pipe in your home with brand new, durable water pipes and fittings, ensuring that your home is protected from potential water damage and pipe corrosion.

How Much Does It Cost to Repipe a House?

The average home costs about $5,000 to $30,000 to repipe, for a one to three bedroom house, including finish and paint.

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Copper Repiping

Replace your old galvanized pipes with long-lasting, durable copper pipes. If you have low water pressure, leaks, or funny tasting water, your old pipes likely must be replaced soon.

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PEX Piping

PEX Repiping

Perfect for interior piping, PEX is corrosion resistant in areas where the water has high pH levels. This piping option can last up to 75 years. Expands and contracts flexibly in changing weather.

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Kitec Replacement

Homes built between the mid-1990s and 2007 may have Kitec pipes, which are prone to burst spontaneously. We can repipe your home with stable options like copper or PEX, and be done quickly.

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What You Should Know About Kitec

Kitec is a polymer pipe that was typically installed in homes between 1995 and 2007, many of these in El Dorado Hills and the Sacramento suburbs. The issue with Kitec pipes is they are known to spontaneously burst, particularly on the hot water pipes. When Kitec pipes burst, it can cause extensive water damage to your home, including mold and mildew.

From the mid-1990s to 2007, Kitec was thought to be a cheaper alternative to copper piping. Recalls on Kitec piping began in 2005, about ten years after it became popular as a piping option. This implies that Kitec pipes may only last about ten years. Homes that have Kitec plumbing will likely experience increasingly more pipe failure as time goes on.

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Copper Repiping

Many homes in the Sacramento area that were built several decades ago used galvanized steel piping, which can degrade and fail due to dezincification. Copper piping is resistant to corrosion, and will not degrade or erode in the elements.

Wise Monkey Repipe uses high quality, heavy grade “Type L” copper piping that is made in the USA, and is manufactured using strict guidelines. This means your repipe job should last for decades.

Lastly, if you ever plan on reselling your home in El Dorado Hills, copper piping is preferred for most home buyers.

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PEX Repiping

PEX stands for cross-linked polyethylene. This piping is a type of plastic made from high-density polyethylene. PEX is very flexible, doesn’t make any noise when the water runs, and is extremely durable. For over ten years, PEX has been approved for repiping replacements in California. PEX is best suited for under-floor heating systems, in-home sprinkler systems and some outdoor use.The lifespan of PEX piping is close to 75 years for a residential building in the Sacramento area.

One additional consideration is PEX can withstand freezing conditions without bursting, and also is resistant to degradation from water with high pH levels. Check the chart below for comparisons of Copper pipping vs PEX piping.

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Copper vs. PEX — What’s the Difference?

Which type of piping should you install in your El Dorado Hills home if you decide to repipe? There are several factors you should consider when looking at copper vs PEX. These include the pH of the local water source, climate, structure of the house, and future plans for the house.

Here is a chart of some pros and cons of both copper and PEX piping.

Costs a bit more than PEXLower cost than copper pipes
Installs quickly due to ubiquitous useDoes not require soldering to install
50 year limited manufacturer warranty25 year limited manufacturer warranty
Corrosion resistantCorrosion resistant
Pipes can freeze in extreme coldFreeze resistant
Rodent proofRodents can chew through PEX
Fully recyclableCannot be recycled
UV light does not affect copperCan break down with extended lengths of exposure to sunlight
Has no reactions with chlorinated or fluoridated waterExcessive chlorine in water can create chemical reactions
Requires more water in pipes to work at peak levelsLess water required to maintain pressure compared to copper
Acidic water can cause corrosion over many yearsEntirely resistant to acidic water

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Customer Testimonial

Kellen and his team do incredible work. From the initial walk which was very intuitive to the constant communication and coordination of the upcoming re-pipe of our home. We had a major slab leak in our home and I gathered 3 quotes for a re-pipe after veering away from the jack hammer destroying our kitchen, family room, and custom stair case. Upon reviewing the quotes and the character of who presented them, it was a no-brainer. When the Wise Monkey team arrived on day one they covered and protected our home, and took special care of the stairs. They worked like a finely tuned machine as they moved through our home installing all of the new plumbing. Great install done without error! Inspection was signed off and then the drywall patch and paint team arrived. Same thing, total professionals and every patch is unrecognizable. I'm a General Contractor with a drywall background and I've never seen work of this quality. The drywall team even fixed a patch on our kitchen ceiling from the previous owner. The plumbing team even reconfigured our main along with the spigot, pool auto fill, and irrigation connection. Cleaned up a plumbing mess that the pool guys had left. Can't say enough good things about Wise Monkey and the way they do business. We went with Kellen's recommendation and had the Gunfros water recirculating system installed. Hot water to the tap right now! Thx Kellen and team!

Joseph C. Five Stars

El Dorado Hills’ Expert Repipe Contractor

With 50+ combined years of experience in repiping residential homes, the team at Wise Monkey Repipe & Construction is here to help you preemptively keep your home dry and free from water damage from failing pipes. We can identify whether your home is at risk of spontaneously bursting pipes. Our crew will quickly and efficiently install new pipes in your home with minimal invasiveness.

We serve El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Folsom and the rest of the greater Sacramento metro area.

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