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Modern Plumbing: Expert Repiping & Plumbing Services | Portland & Beyond

Modern Plumbing: Expert Repiping & Plumbing Services | Portland & Beyond

In the complex ecosystem of a home, the plumbing system plays a pivotal role in ensuring comfort, hygiene, and overall functionality. Reliable plumbing is not just about having water flow through taps; it’s about ensuring that this vital system operates efficiently, safely, and without interruption. Over time, however, plumbing systems can age, materials can degrade, and what was once a reliable network of pipes can become a source of constant issues, ranging from leaks to poor water quality.

Repiping, the process of replacing old or faulty pipes with new ones, emerges as a critical service for homeowners facing such challenges. This procedure is not merely a corrective measure for existing problems but a proactive investment in the home’s future.

By choosing to repipe, homeowners can address a multitude of issues head-on, from eliminating the risks of leaks and water damage to improving water pressure and quality. Moreover, repiping can significantly enhance the overall value of a property. New plumbing systems are a key selling point, signaling to potential buyers that the home is well-maintained, up-to-date, and free from the hidden costs of plumbing repairs.

At Modern Plumbing, we understand the critical role that a reliable plumbing system plays in the comfort, functionality, and value of your home. Established in 1959 and serving the greater Portland metropolitan area, Eugene and the Oregon Coast, our family-founded company has been at the forefront of ensuring that homes and businesses enjoy the highest standards of plumbing integrity.

Why Repiping Might Be Necessary

Repiping is often a necessary step to ensure the longevity, safety, and efficiency of your plumbing system. Several factors can indicate the need for repiping, and understanding these can help you make informed decisions about your property’s plumbing needs. Here are some of the primary reasons why repiping might be necessary:

Age of Existing Pipes

The lifespan of plumbing pipes varies depending on the material they are made from. For example, galvanized steel pipes, commonly used in older homes, can last between 20 to 50 years before they start to corrode and degrade. Copper pipes have a longer lifespan, typically around 50 years or more, while PVC pipes can last indefinitely if not exposed to direct sunlight. If your home or building is old and still has its original plumbing, the age of the pipes alone might necessitate repiping to prevent leaks, bursts, and other age-related issues.

Frequent Leaks and Repairs

If you find yourself frequently calling plumbers to fix leaks in your pipes, it might be more cost-effective in the long run to replace the entire system. Frequent leaks are a sign that your plumbing system is failing. Not only do these leaks pose a risk of water damage and mold growth, but the cumulative cost of constant repairs can quickly surpass the investment in a new, reliable plumbing system through repiping.

Water Discoloration

Rust or corrosion inside your pipes can lead to discolored water, especially if you have older metal pipes. This discoloration is not only unappealing but can also indicate that the water may contain harmful contaminants. Repiping replaces old, corroded pipes with new ones, ensuring that the water in your home is clean and clear.

Low Water Pressure

Several factors can cause low water pressure, but one of the most common is the buildup of scale and corrosion inside old pipes, which restricts water flow. If you’re experiencing consistently low water pressure throughout your home, it could be a sign that your pipes are deteriorating and need to be replaced. Repiping can restore proper water pressure, making showers, washing dishes, and other daily tasks more efficient and enjoyable.

Understanding these signs and acting proactively can save homeowners and property managers from more significant problems down the line. Modern Plumbing specializes in assessing these issues and providing comprehensive repiping solutions to ensure your plumbing system is efficient, safe, and reliable.

Why Choose Modern Plumbing for Repiping

A Legacy of Excellence

Since our inception in 1959, Modern Plumbing has been synonymous with unparalleled quality and reliability in the plumbing industry. Our journey began with a simple mission: to provide top-notch plumbing services that homeowners and businesses can trust. Over the decades, this mission has propelled us to the forefront of plumbing excellence, underpinned by a deep commitment to quality that has been passed down through generations. When you choose Modern Plumbing for your repiping needs, you’re not just hiring a plumbing service; you’re partnering with a company that has a proven track record of excellence and innovation in plumbing solutions.

Building Relationships, Not Just Pipelines

At Modern Plumbing, we believe that our job goes beyond fixing pipes—it’s about building lasting relationships with our clients. We understand that trust is the cornerstone of any service industry, and we strive to earn and maintain that trust with every project we undertake. Our approach to plumbing is personalized; we listen to your concerns, assess your needs, and offer solutions tailored to your unique situation. This client-first mentality has been a key driver of our success and longevity in the plumbing business. When you choose us for your repiping project, you become part of the Modern Plumbing family, where your satisfaction is our top priority.

Serving a Broad Community

Our commitment to quality plumbing services knows no bounds, literally. Modern Plumbing proudly serves a wide geographical area, including the bustling Portland metropolitan area, the serene Eugene, and the picturesque Oregon Coast. This extensive coverage ensures that more homeowners and businesses have access to our expert repiping services, no matter where they are located within our service regions. Our team of skilled plumbers is equipped to handle the unique challenges and needs of each area, ensuring that every client receives the best possible service, regardless of their location.

Choosing Modern Plumbing for your repiping needs means entrusting your home to a company with a storied history of excellence, a commitment to building lasting relationships, and a wide-reaching service area designed to meet your needs, wherever you are. With Modern Plumbing, you’re not just getting a service; you’re getting a partner dedicated to ensuring the longevity and efficiency of your plumbing system.

Our Repiping Services

At Modern Plumbing, we offer a comprehensive suite of repiping services designed to address the unique needs of each home and business. Our approach is meticulous, ensuring that every step, from the initial evaluation to post-installation support, is carried out with the utmost care and professionalism.

Comprehensive Evaluation

The first step in our repiping process is a thorough assessment of your existing plumbing system. Our skilled technicians conduct a detailed evaluation to identify any issues, such as leaks, corrosion, or outdated materials, which could be compromising the efficiency and safety of your plumbing. This initial assessment is crucial for determining the extent of repiping needed and for providing you with an accurate, transparent estimate. We utilize the latest diagnostic tools and techniques to ensure that our evaluation is comprehensive and precise, laying the groundwork for a successful repiping project.

Material Options

Choosing the right materials is essential for a repiping project that is both durable and cost-effective. At Modern Plumbing, we offer a variety of piping materials, including copper and PEX (cross-linked polyethylene), each with its own set of benefits. Copper is known for its longevity and resistance to corrosion, making it a popular choice for many homeowners. PEX, on the other hand, is flexible, resistant to scale and chlorine, and often more affordable, making it an excellent option for certain applications. Our experts will guide you through the pros and cons of each material, helping you make an informed decision that best suits your home’s needs and your budget.

The Repiping Process

The Repiping Process

Our repiping process is designed to be as seamless and non-intrusive as possible. Here’s a step-by-step overview:

  1. Preparation: We start by preparing the work area to minimize disruption and protect your property. This includes covering floors, furniture, and other surfaces to prevent damage.
  2. Removal: Next, we carefully remove the old pipes, taking care to avoid damage to your home’s structure.
  3. Installation: Our skilled plumbers then install the new piping, ensuring that every connection is secure and leak-free.
  4. Testing: Once the new pipes are in place, we conduct thorough testing to ensure everything is functioning correctly, with no leaks or pressure issues.
  5. Restoration: Finally, we restore any areas of your home that were affected by the repiping process, leaving your space clean and ready for use.

Post-Installation Support

Our commitment to you doesn’t end once the installation is complete. Modern Plumbing provides comprehensive post-installation support, including follow-up inspections and maintenance tips to ensure your new plumbing system continues to operate efficiently. We’re always here to answer any questions you may have and to provide assistance whenever you need it. Our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction and peace of mind, knowing that your plumbing is in the best possible condition.

Choosing Modern Plumbing for your repiping needs means benefiting from our expertise, dedication, and comprehensive support, ensuring your plumbing system is efficient, reliable, and built to last.

Benefits of Repiping

Repiping your home or business with Modern Plumbing offers a multitude of benefits that extend far beyond the immediate improvement of your plumbing system’s functionality. Here are some of the key advantages of choosing to repipe:

Improved Water Pressure

Over time, old pipes can become clogged with mineral deposits, rust, and other debris, leading to reduced water flow and pressure. This can significantly impact your daily activities, from taking a shower to washing dishes. Repiping replaces these old, clogged pipes with new ones, ensuring that water can flow freely and efficiently throughout your property. The result is a noticeable improvement in water pressure, enhancing your overall quality of life and making daily tasks more enjoyable and less time-consuming.

Better Water Quality

Old, corroded pipes can contaminate your water supply, leading to water that is discolored, has an unpleasant taste, or even poses health risks. By repiping your home, you eliminate these old pipes and replace them with new, clean ones that are free from corrosion and buildup. This ensures that the water coming out of your taps is clean, clear, and safe for drinking, cooking, and bathing. Better water quality not only protects your health but also contributes to the longevity of your appliances by preventing scale buildup.

Increased Property Value

A modern, efficient plumbing system is a significant selling point for any property. Repiping not only addresses any existing plumbing issues but also serves as a proactive measure that potential buyers will value. It signals that the property has been well-maintained and that the new owners won’t have to worry about immediate plumbing upgrades or repairs. This can increase your property’s marketability and value, making it a more attractive investment for potential buyers.

Reduction in Potential Plumbing Emergencies

Old, deteriorating pipes are prone to leaks, bursts, and other failures that can lead to serious plumbing emergencies. These incidents can cause extensive water damage, mold growth, and costly repairs. Repiping significantly reduces the risk of such emergencies by replacing old pipes with new, durable ones. This proactive approach can save you from the stress, inconvenience, and financial burden of unexpected plumbing disasters, providing peace of mind and long-term savings.

Choosing to repipe with Modern Plumbing means investing in the efficiency, safety, and value of your property. The benefits of repiping are clear and impactful, making it a wise decision for any homeowner or business looking to improve their plumbing system and protect their investment.

Say Goodbye to Plumbing Worries Today with Modern Plumbing

Are you tired of the constant drip-drip of leaky pipes keeping you up at night? Worried about the water stains creeping across your ceiling or the mysterious puddles forming under your sink?

These aren’t just minor annoyances—they’re warning signs of a plumbing system on the brink. At Modern Plumbing, we’ve seen firsthand how neglected pipes can escalate from simple fixes to full-blown emergencies, costing homeowners thousands in unexpected repairs and water damage restoration.

But it doesn’t have to be your story. With over six decades of experience, Modern Plumbing is your trusted partner in not just addressing these issues but preventing them. Our complete repiping services are designed to give you peace of mind, ensuring your home’s plumbing system runs smoothly, efficiently, and leak-free.

Beyond repiping, our expertise spans a wide range of plumbing solutions. From fixing that stubbornly clogged drain to installing the sleek, new fixtures your bathroom remodel needs, we’ve got you covered.

Don’t wait for the water to rise. Contact Modern Plumbing to keep your home dry, safe, and running smoothly.



What is repiping?

Repiping is the process of replacing old or faulty plumbing pipes in a building with new ones. This process ensures that the plumbing system is efficient, safe, and capable of delivering clean water without leaks or contamination.

How long does the repiping process take?

The duration of a repiping project can vary depending on the size of the property, the complexity of the existing plumbing system, and the type of pipes being installed. For most residential homes, repiping can take anywhere from a few days to a week. Our team at Modern Plumbing works efficiently and strives to minimize disruption to your daily routine.

What is the cost of repiping?

The cost of repiping depends on several factors, including the size of your home, the type of materials used (e.g., copper, PEX), and the complexity of the installation. At Modern Plumbing, we provide a detailed estimate after our comprehensive evaluation of your plumbing system, ensuring transparency and no surprises.

Do I need to leave my home during the repiping process?

In most cases, you won’t need to leave your home while we repipe. Our team takes great care to minimize disruption and ensure that your living spaces remain comfortable and accessible. We also schedule our work to accommodate your daily routine as much as possible.

How do I prepare my home for repiping?

Preparation for repiping involves clearing areas around your plumbing fixtures and ensuring easy access to walls where pipes are located. Our team will guide you through the specific preparations needed before the project begins, which may include moving furniture or temporarily relocating items that could be in the way.

What materials are used for repiping?

We primarily use copper and PEX for repiping. Copper is known for its durability and longevity, while PEX is flexible, resistant to scale and chlorine, and often more cost-effective. We’ll discuss the benefits of each material with you and help you choose the best option for your home.

How can I tell if my home needs repiping?

Signs that your home may need repiping include frequent leaks, low water pressure, water discoloration, and noticeable corrosion on exposed pipes. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, it’s an innovative idea to consult with our professionals for an evaluation.

Will repiping increase my home’s value?

Yes, repiping can significantly increase your home’s value. A new plumbing system is a major selling point, indicating to potential buyers that the home is well-maintained and free from the common problems associated with old, deteriorating pipes.