Many of us live in homes that are older than us, homes that were built in the early 1900’s. Although our homes may seem to be in excellent condition, you my still want to think about replacing those old pipes. Whether leaky or not, piping used in the early 1900’s can cause problems. Lead pipes were used in the early 1900’s when installing plumbing into homes. If not removed lead pipes can cause hazards to your health.
The best option when replacing lead pipes in your home is to replace them with PVC or Polyvinyl Chloride pipe. PVC pipe is made to be resistant to corrosion, rust, or decay, resulting in a much longer and safer lifespan. With old lead pipes as fluids transfer through, lead is released into the water flow. This means lead would be in drinking water, water used for growing vegetables, as well as the water we cleanse ourselves with.
Make sure to walk through your home and check your pipes, if you do not know what lead pipes look like, call a plumber and have them inspect your home for harmful pipes. If you need to purchase PVC piping, Detroit Nipple Works has all the PVC sizes you need. Contact us today!
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