How Long Does a Bathroom Repipe Take?
How long it takes to repipe a bathroom can be answered by the quality of the plumber that is hired to do the work and the extent of the planned work required by the owner to complete the repiping. There is no quick answer such as 5 hours or even 5 days to complete a bathroom repiping. Either of those times expressed above could be reasonable times to complete the work based on a number of elements related to the repiping project. For example, bathrooms for a commercial facility are very different than the bathroom for a residential facility. Even at this point the degree of work to complete the repiping will depend on the capacity that is required for both residential and commercial facilities. Additionally, the custom design and tastes of the owner will also become a major factor in establishing the length of time to complete a bathroom repiping project.
One factor that cannot be overlooked is the experience of the plumber tasked with the repiping project. A more experienced plumber will be capable of handling a number of different issues related to a repiping project because he or she have seen the issues before and know how to handle the repiping solution. A qualified plumber will also know how to communicate with the owner so there is clear communication regarding the nature and scope of work related to the repiping assignment. A detailed budget, a clear schedule and a good understanding of the area that will be affected by the repiping work will assist greatly in the hired plumber completing the assigned project.
The owner and the hired plumber will need to work as a team. Issues that will need to be resolved is the history of the existing plumbing already installed and how much of that existing plumbing will need to be remove or repaired. The owner should also realize that most plumbers do not do dry wall work. The plumber is good at tearing out a wall or floor to get to the pipes that he or she will need to get to but it may not be his job to repair the floors and dry walls unless such work is stated in the project contract.