Water & Drain Repipe

Water pipe replacement - The water pipe system of your home’s plumbing system is equivalent to the arteries in our body. The older the house, the more attention these arteries require. Maybe you have a leak in some galvanized water pipe, a simple drip, or a whole home water repipe job. The Built to Last Plumbers™ at Blaisdell Plumbing and Heating are ready to service your family.


Drain pipe replacement - Many of the historic homes in the Essex County area of Massachusetts have a drain system made of cast iron. Cast iron is a built to last product easily serving a home for 50 years or more, but like everything else, there will come a day where it will need replacement. Only the plumbing artisans at Blaisdell can repipe your existing drain system with the skill and craftsmanship that Built to Last Plumbers™ are based on.


Here are some of the most common plumbing materials we see used throughout Marblehead, Swampscott, and the entire Essex County area of Massachusetts.


Copper - Copper has been the standard material for water piping for many years. It is durable and has proven to be an excellent choice. With few exceptions, copper is the only material allowable by code for commercial installations.

Pex - Cross-linked polyethylene (pex) water piping gained popularity in Massachusetts during the early 2000s. It is a flexible plastic-like material and it can be installed very quickly. Over the last decade it has become the go-to choice for residential new construction and remodels. It is also allowed in commercial applications for high purity water systems.

PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) piping gained popularity in the plumbing world through the 60’s and 70’s. Its main application is generally for drain, waste, and vent piping. Ease of installation and cost savings quickly made this product the preferred choice.

Cast iron - Cast iron drainage piping is still a common material used today. For commercial installations, cast iron is almost always required by code. Cast iron is also sometimes used when repairing drains in homes that already have this material installed.

Copper DWV - Copper historically has also been used for drain, waste and vent piping. Due to cost, it is not commonly used in residential applications but still widely used for commercial projects.


The Built to Last Plumbers™ at Blaisdell Plumbing and Heating has all the necessary tools, parts, and fittings to work on all of the major piping types found throughout the area. To schedule an appointment, contact us.