While newer Cerritos homeowners won’t have to worry about issues with galvanized pipework, this isn’t the case for those with older homes. For owners of homes that are about 40 years or older, the piping system is likely to be made using galvanized steel piping. When problems do arise with this type of piping, it can cause issues like low water pressure, clogged drains, and reduced water quality. For those having trouble with their galvanized pipes, here’s a quick briefer on them and whether they can be repaired.
What are Galvanized Pipes?
Galvanized steel pipes are commonly found in homes built before the 1980s. While they have been dipped in molten zinc to help prevent rust build-up, they will inevitably rust along the inside over time and will cause plumbing issues. The amount of water that can run through galvanized pipes will slowly reduce, which will eventually lead to low water pressure. The rust can also cause the water to be unclean and not safe for drinking.
Can They Be Repaired?
In very few cases, damage to your galvanized pipes can be repaired. If the damage is limited to a small easy to access area of your home, you can get away with repairs. Longer sections of galvanized pipe may also require multiple repairs as well. Ultimately, it is recommended that you simply have the pipes replaced with a more modern pipe system. Not only it is the most cost-effective option, but it’s also more convenient and beneficial for the long-term.
Galvanized Pipe Replacement
When issues with galvanized pipes begin to emerge, your house will need to be re-piped to ensure that all of the rust and lead are removed. Replacing galvanized pipe with new piping creates a more efficient and safer water system. Upon first noticing any signs that your pipe system may be compromised, you should immediately contact a full-service plumbing company like Prodigy Plumbing. We will provide a proper evaluation of the current status of your house’s galvanized pipe system and inform you about options for new house repiping.
Issues with your galvanized piping can bring severe consequences to you and your family. That’s why you need our experienced team at Prodigy Plumbing who have provided cost-effective and exceptional pipe repair services to Cerritos residents for over a decade. If you want to learn more about our services, give us a call at 562-413-1928 or visit our website to schedule an appointment with us. Our professionals will come over to assess any problem you may have with your plumbing system and provide you with a free estimate.