When to Replace Your Plumbing Pipes

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If you need to replace your plumbing pipes, after encountering a problem with them.Read this short guide to find out more.

You need to be aware that replacing your plumbing pipes within the home are pretty sturdy, and are meant to last many decades before ever needing a replacement. Sometimes, though, there are conditions that require early replacement.

Materials

Since the mid-twentieth century, the majority of plumbing pipes in new homes have been made of copper. This is because copper is corrosion-resistant, doesn’t bleed into the water supply, and lasts quite a long time. However, there are still some homes which have plumbing pipes made of iron, PVC, or even lead. These are all undesirable materials for plumbing, and lead is especially dangerous due to its toxicity. If your home contains any pipes that are made of older materials, you should get rid of them as soon as possible.

Damage

Pipes are going to develop the occasional leak here and there, regardless of what they’re made of. These leaks can be patched pretty easily for the most part. In some cases, though, the damage to the pipe is simply too extensive to repair. If you have a pipe that shows a penchant for leaking on a regular basis, it may be time to replace it.

Age

There is some merit to the idea of replacing your plumbing pipes before they fail on their own. All pipes will break, on a long enough timeline. How long that timeline is depends on the material the pipes are made of. Consider replacing the pipes in your home if they’re older than 60 years. You could save yourself from multiple pipe ruptures and thousands of dollars in repair costs.

When you do encounter a problem with your plumbing pipes and you are unable to solve yourself, give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing croydon company a call today. We’ll send our engineer out as soon as possible. Our number is 020 8664 9099

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