If you live in an old home, there is a good likelihood that the home utilizes galvanized pipes. Galvanized pipes are protected with a protective coating of zinc to extend their life cycle. However, as that pipe ages, the protective layer of zinc will wear off, once it is gone, the unprotected steel with begin to rust and corrode. Repiping by a Rosenberg plumber will be the only solution at that point, and will also be the best means to preventing severe water damage to the home and its foundation from the inevitability of leaks occurring.
Rust will usually start from the inside of the pipe, and then work its way to the outside, this will result in leaks or even the pipe collapsing. Corrosion of the pipe will be due to hard water. Hard water is water that contains minerals such as magnesium and calcium. This corrosion will build up on the inside of the pipe, resulting in blockage and low water pressure eventually. Hard water is also acidic and it will contribute to pipe deterioration.
Once rust and corrosion have begun eating away at the pipe, repairs will be an ongoing thing. Repair will only be a temporary solution and the pipe will continue to burst with leaks as it continues to break down. Repiping by a Rosenberg plumber is the only means to stopping the leaks, preventing low water pressure and providing your home with clean water that is free of rust, lead and potential harmful bacteria.
Households that have galvanized pipes that have or have had lead service lines are also prone to the risk of the presence of lead in the water due to corroded pipes. As galvanized pipes age, corrode and form rust, lead accumulated over the decades is likely to be deeply embedded into the interior walls of the pipes. Lead in galvanized pipes will get passed into the water. Replacement of these pipes and lead service lines is the only means of making sure that lead does not contaminate the water supply. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber can provide you with the necessary plumbing service that you will need.
It may be appealing to continue to pay for repairs, but complete replacement is the most cost effective solution when you consider the fact that you will need to constantly repair the pipes from the corrosion and rust that will continue to wreck damage on the galvanized plumbing lines. Also bear in mind the possibility of a large leak happening while you are away and the damage it can do to your home and its foundation.
Repiping a home is a major task, and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg possesses the expertise, experience and know-how to ensure that the job is provided efficiently, professionally and with as little inconvenience to you as possible.
Do not risk a poor job and with that unnecessary damages to your home due to an unqualified individual providing repiping for your home. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber has received the training and experience that can only be achieved through years of practice, and staying up-to-date with industry innovations, codes and procedures. When you hire a nationally recognized Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber, you can be assured that you are receiving one of the nation’s best.
While the chemistry of water will play a definitive role in the life cycle of plumbing, when your home is older than 50 or 60 years, make it a habit to look at the exposed pipes in the basement, crawlspaces, and utility rooms for any signs of trouble. Routinely check the piping for discoloration, stains and rust also. If you find any of these signs, schedule a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber to assess the condition of your home’s galvanized pipes.
You will also want to routinely check for leaks. Usually, once a leak begins in galvanized pipes, the frequency and severity of leaks will only continue to rise. At this point, you will want a complete replacement, as it is the only option that should be seriously considered. Being proactive will possibly prevent thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in damage to your home and the foundation.
If you know that you already have rusty, corroded galvanized pipes and you don’t look into having them replaced immediately, you can expect leaks to occur at any time. You can also look at seeing water pressure to continue to decrease as the pipes integrity continues to decrease. Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg a call today for help with your galvanized piping.
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