Written on: November 13, 2023
Galvanized pipes are steel pipes that have been coated with a layer of zinc to help prevent corrosion. This was a common practice in the fairly recent past, but there are some drawbacks to having galvanized pipes in your home.
While galvanized pipes were commonly used in plumbing in the past, they have some drawbacks that may lead to the need for replacement in certain situations, such as:
If you have galvanized pipes in your plumbing system, and they are approaching or exceeding the typical lifespan, it’s advisable to monitor them for signs of corrosion, leaks, or reduced water flow.
If you are experiencing issues with your plumbing system and suspect that galvanized pipes may be the cause, consult a licensed plumber. A professional assessment can help determine the extent of the problem and whether replacement is necessary. In many cases, replacing galvanized pipes with more modern and durable materials, such as copper or PEX, is a recommended solution for long-term reliability and water quality.
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