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How Much Does it Cost to Repipe My Minneapolis-St. Paul Home?

Plumber testing repipe job in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN

The cost to repipe a home in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area ranges from $500 to $5,000, but those figures can reach as high as $10,000 in some cases.

Of course, this is a huge cost range for anyone to consider. However, it’s important for you to realize that the job itself is a big undertaking for those who will be doing it as well.

There are quite a few factors involved when it comes to estimating the bottom line cost of repiping your home, including:

  • The size of your home
  • The number of plumbing fixtures
  • Types of pipe material
  • The contractor you hire

In what follows, we’ll take you through each one of these factors and detail how they can directly impact the cost of repiping your Minneapolis-St. Paul home.

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1. The size of your home

This may seem obvious to some, but it's better that we cover it anyway. The bigger your home (in square footage), the more pipes you’ll need. Installing a greater number of pipes means more labor time, which increases the overall repipe cost. In addition to square footage, the number of floors in your home can affect the overall cost as well. A two-story home would be more expensive to repipe than a single-story home, because the plumber has to navigate through walls.

Plumber assessing pipe cost in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN

2. The number of plumbing fixtures

The greater the number of fixtures you have, the more pipes you'll need. That said, this significantly raises the total cost of the project from start to finish. Some common plumbing fixtures include:

  • Sinks
  • Bathtubs
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Dishwashers
  • Water heaters
  • Washing machine

The more plumbing fixtures in your home, the more work has to be done. This means a plumber has to repipe more secondary drain lines as well as secondary incoming water lines.

3. The type of pipe material you choose

The pipe material you choose plays a significant role in the overall cost as well. Some of the most common types of pipe are:

  • PEX - This can be used to carry both hot and cold water. It’s often used for interior water pipes in residential plumbing. PEX is made of cross-linked polyethylene and preferred by most plumbers because of their durability and ease to install in hard-to-reach places.
  • CPVC - These pipes are generally used to carry hot water and is a solid alternative to higher grade metal pipes. The only downside is that it can become brittle over time.
  • Copper - Copper pipes are used in hot and cold water supply lines. They are expensive but also light and durable. However, they can be susceptible to pinhole leaks, which can significantly reduce their lifespan.

The pipe material that you should get all depends on your home’s needs, the climate you live in and the chlorine levels in your water. If you haven’t noticed, it tends to get really cold here in Minnesota, so we recommend going with PEX pipes because they won’t burst in freezing temperatures.

PEX pipes also seem to be more resistant to the weathering effects of chlorine as well. It’s a solid, middle of the road choice, but go with your needs and your budget.

4. The contractor you hire

Typically, HVAC contractors who are licensed, insured and have more knowledge/expertise in the field are more likely to charge a greater amount for their services. Even though they may cost more upfront, hiring an experienced, knowledgeable plumber will save you in the long run. How? Simply because high-quality work means fewer mistakes. And with something as complex and extensive as a whole-home repipe job, you don’t want to run the risk of paying for sub par work that could lead to expensive repairs down the road. Before you hire a plumbing company to repipe your home, be sure to ask them if they offer guarantees on their work. That way, if something does go wrong down the road, they’ll fix the problem at no cost to you.

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