Copper re-piping is the process of removing the existing plumbing pipes and replacing them with copper pipes. Although most new homes are constructed with copper piping, or PEX, older homes may have galvanized pipes. Copper piping in comparison to galvanized piping is far safer. The primary downsides of galvanized piping are unhealthy water and damage to your home.
Although galvanized pipes have a protective coating, they can become corroded and rusty. This leads to dirty unpleasant water that is unfit for drinking. Other than the concerning health effects, the rust build up can also lead to restricted flow. As pipe corrosion worsens you risk pipe leaks. These leaks can develop in unpredictable places and lead to toxic mold growth.
If you are in the North Richland Hills TX area and are interested in copper re-piping, give us a call! Even if your galvanized pipes are in good shape, there are many immediate benefits to copper re-piping, including:
If you are curious about the condition of the pipes in your home or feel that copper piping is an option for you, call Leak Geeks today for an expert opinion. Call (817) 431-8929 or schedule service online.