One of the most common misconceptions homeowners have about their plumbing system is that their house cannot be re-plumbed—that this is something installed during home construction and aside from visible parts, replacement is not possible unless you completely demolish the place. Fortunately, this is not the case.
Pipes for home plumbing systems are developed to last a long time, however no piping can last forever. If you live in an older home, you could very well have pipes that are wearing down and becoming increasingly prone to breaks and leaks, and also congested with mineral deposits. If your home is older than 50 years, it very likely has plumbing made of galvanized steel. If you’ve never had repiping done, then this can present a problem to which the solution is whole-house repiping.