Reasons to Replace Galvanized Sewer Pipes

If you have an older building for your business or home in Houston, TX, you may have galvanized plumbing pipes. Galvanized pipes are well-known for causing major plumbing problems. The problems with galvanized pipes happen because they rust and get corroded easier than other pipes.

Some Problems Galvanized Pipes Can Cause:

  • Corrosion in galvanized pipes may cause your water pressure to be lower than usual.
  • Your water may be rust-colored.
  • If you have rusted pipes, they will eventually leak. Rusty pipes can eventually cause considerable damage to your home. Not only will you have the damage to your home to fix, but you will need to replace your pipes at the same time.
  • You may have a situation where some pipes are new, and others are galvanized steel. A partial fix can cause water to distribute unevenly throughout your home because of the old pipes.

Benefits of Replacing Your Galvanized Pipes in Houston

  • You are less likely to have a flood in your business or home. If you have your galvanized pipes replaced, you can avoid leaks, which can quickly turn into flooding.
  • You will be healthier. Some galvanized pipes have a coating in zinc, which has lead and other hazardous materials in the coating. If your pipes are old, the layer can release lead into the water in your home. If you are unsure, you can have your water tested.
  • You won’t have rust stains any longer. The rust from your galvanized pipes stains your bathtub, toilet, and other parts of your home. Once you’ve replaced your galvanized pipes with copper or PEX pipes, you won’t have a rust problem.
  • You won’t have to stress about issues with your plumbing as much. With a new plumbing system, you won’t have to worry about clogs, leaks, or repairs as you do with galvanized pipes.

The best way to rid yourself of the hazards that galvanized pipes can cause your health, and your home is to have your home repiped with PEX or copper pipes. Give Mr. Rooter Plumbing in Houston a call for any questions about the galvanized pipes and other concerns you have about the plumbing in your home!