We are looking to purchase a house in Pennsylvania (the Poconos), and we know that the house presently needs some plumbing issues addressed. I intend to contact local plumbers for an estimate, but was wondering if anybody can give me a preview of rough cost estimates in the meantime.

We know that the pipes are not properly insulated from freezing, so we would need to have them insulated, and because the home will be a weekend home, we would like to add valves to the outside of the house to allow for emptying the pipes of water. The house is approximately 1000 square feet, and the pipes are easily accessible in the basement.

We are also aware that there is sediment (sand) in the water that comes out of the taps, so we would need to have a water filtration system installed.

Can anybody give me a rough idea of what such work might cost? You may send me a private message if you prefer.

Many thanks,