Galvanized steel pipes were popular until the mid 1960’s. The life expectancy of galvanized steel plumbing is about 50 years. If you live in an older home, it’s probably wise to replace those old galvanized steel pipes with something more durable, such as copper.
If you have galvanized steel pipes, watch for these common signs that it’s time to have them replaced:
- Decreased water pressure
- Uneven distribution of water, so that if you turn on the dishwasher or flush the toilet while the shower’s running, the water temperature will change.
- Leaky faucets that leave a brown stain in sinks/tubs
If you notice any (or all) of these signs, there’s a good chance you are dealing with rusty galvanized pipes. It’s important to contact a licensed professional for an inspection and to replace these pipes. Delaying replacement could result in any of the following bigger problems:
- Leaks in your basement
- Continued decrease of water pressure
- Clogged fixtures
- Stained porcelain
- Unclean drinking water
Competency, skill, and a tradition of excellence make Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer the best choice for your plumbing or remodeling needs. All of our plumbers are licensed professionals with extensive industry knowledge.
Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer has been replacing galvanized pipes in St. Louis homes for more than 30 years. Contact us today at 314-645-6350 or here for more information or to request a bid
We offer a one-year warranty on all parts and labor excluding washers.
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