Galvanized Water Lines
Attached below is a very informative article from a plumbing company in Chicago regarding replacing galvanized water pipes. For homes built pre-1970, this type of pipe was standard. However, as time passes, galvanized pipe will corrode, causing murky water, low water pressure, pipe leaks and more. In determining whether you have galvanized pipe, the article gives the following explanation, “When first installed, galvanized pipe looks similar to a nickel in color. But as it ages, galvanized pipe may appear much duller, lighter, or darker, depending on its environment. We’ve also seen homes where the water pipes have been painted, so it can be difficult to tell at first glance.”

Lead Water Lines
The company’s blog post also discusses lead water lines. This type of pipe often installed before 1970 has been in the news lately due to a growing awareness of the health risks posed by lead in drinking water. APEX Plumbing specializes in sewer line repair as well as water line replacement. We have helped hundreds of families in the Denver area stay safe from the dangerous effects of lead pipes. The Denver Water Department has mailed hundreds of letters to homeowners asking them to have their houses inspected for lead pipes. A program is currently underway in the City of Aurora to identify and replace lead water lines. If you have been contacted and it has been determined that you have pipes that need to be replaced, give us a call at (303) 215-1348. We specialize in underground “wet” utilities and can provide solutions for aging – and potentially dangerous – plumbing problems.

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