Every home will at some point require its pipes to be replaced. But when exactly should you consider pipe replacement for your home? The right time for you will depend on the type of piping material found within your property. Piping materials can vary in how long their lifespan extends. Some can work effectively for decades, while other pipes are only good for a few years.
Copper is a common piping material found in many homes nowadays. Copper pipes usually have a lifespan of around 70 to 80 years. If you have a recently built house with copper plumbing, you won’t have to worry about replacing them soon.
However, those with older homes that feature copper piping may have to reach out to a plumbing service to see if replacement is needed. Over time, copper pipes can corrode, contaminating your water and leading to severe health issues. Replacing your pipes in time can help you avoid this issue.
While brass pipes tend to last longer than copper, with a lifespan of around 80 to 100 years, they aren’t used for newer homes as they contain trace amounts of lead.
Exposure to lead is a health hazard that endangers everyone in your home. If your home has brass plumbing, you must have your pipes replaced immediately by a professional plumber to keep you and your family safe.
Although polybutylene pipes are more affordable than other piping materials, their durability is less impressive. Polybutylene piping lasts only 10 to 15 years, which is why most homes don’t use them.
If your home has polybutylene plumbing, we recommend having a plumbing service examine the condition of your pipes. Even if they are in good condition, replacing them with longer-lasting pipes that you won’t have to worry about in the foreseeable future is probably best.
Older homes built before the 1960s are likely to feature galvanized steel piping. Galvanized steel has a protective zinc coating intended to prevent corrosion and has a lifespan of around 80 to 100 years.
Galvanized steel is no longer used for homes as it can rust and is associated with numerous health risks. Homeowners with these pipes should consider galvanized pipe replacement without delay because of the harm they can cause.
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