If your home was built prior to 1970, galvanized pipe may be the pipe material delivering water throughout your home. Galvanized pipe is a steel pipe with a protective zinc coating. Unfortunately, over time the zinc coating erodes, leaving the unprotected steel to rust and corrode. Once rust begins, it is only a matter of time before leaks occur, resulting in potentially severe damage to your home and its foundation. If your home contains galvanized piping, contact a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber in Fort Worth to schedule repiping.
Rust tends to begin inside the pipe, and works its way to the outside. Water chemistry is partially responsible for corrosion. The chemistry of hard water is acidic, and contributes to both pipe deterioration and blockage of the pipe with scale, causing low water pressure. In fact, low water pressure is one of the first signs of blockages in the pipes supplying your home. You may first notice it in the shower or when filling a sink. When low water pressure is not due to municipal causes, or a leak, look for blocked pipes, especially if the pipe serving your home is galvanized steel pipes.
Over time, the rust and corrosion worsen until eventually leaks and repairs become frequent. Unfortunately, repair of the leaking section is only a temporary solution, replacement of the galvanized pipe with a modern pipe material is the only viable long term solution. Contact a Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth for answers to your questions, or to schedule repiping.
The Benefits of Repiping
Repiping will restore reliability and stop water leaks, but the benefits do not end there. New plumbing in Fort Worth will also provide cleaner water, without the rust or potential bacteria caused by corroded pipe. Furthermore, you will no longer experience low water pressure due to blockages in corroded pipe.
An additional danger of corroded galvanized pipes affects homes that have, or have had a lead service line. The corrosion inside deteriorating galvanized pipe, is conducive to the accumulation of lead over the decades. Even when the lead service line is replaced, the rust remains inside the rough, corroded pipe, placing the health of your family at risk. Replacing corroded galvanized piping and lead service lines is the only means of ensuring your water is not contaminated by lead. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can provide repiping for you.
Repiping is a major job, and should not be attempted by the average homeowner. A Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth has the expertise to provide an efficient, professional repiping for your home with as little inconvenience to you as is possible. Providing new plumbing for your home requires training, skill and experience. Do not risk a poor repipe by hiring an unqualified worker.
Ben Franklin Plumbing hires only the best licensed plumbers, and stand behind our work and your satisfaction with our exclusive 100% satisfaction guarantee. When you hire a nationally recognized Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth, you are assured of receiving one of the best plumbers available, nationwide.
What to Expect from Aging Galvanized Pipes
If your older home has galvanized pipe, and you are unable to replace it at the moment, routinely inspect exposed pipe for signs of trouble. Watch the pipe for signs of corrosion, such as discoloration, rust, dimpling, pimples, or flaking. If you find any of these signs, contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth to check your home’s galvanized pipe, or to schedule repiping.
It may seem more cost effective to replace only the leaking pipe. However, when you consider the long term number of repairs required, and the cost of water damage to your home, and the costly process of mold remediation, complete replacement is the cost effective solution. It is not uncommon for the number of leaks to increase over time. At this point, complete repiping is the only option that should be considered.
The Benefits of Repiping
In summary, repiping offers the following benefits:
- Reliable leak free plumbing when installed by a qualified, licensed plumber is better for you, and better for your home.
- Cleaner water without the contamination caused by corroded and rusting pipes.
- Normal water pressure for your needs.
- Repiping improves the value of your home, and if you plan to sell is an attractive feature for potential buyers.
Contact a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber in Fort Worth for an estimate to repipe your home, and the options available for replacing your plumbing. There are a number of options for repiping with reliable modern materials, and an option for almost any budget. Contact us today to schedule replacement of outdated galvanized pipe. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with a consistent A+ rating.