Pipe Replacement

pipe replacement.

Do you know how old the pipes in your home are?

Have you considered a pipe replacement for your Salt Lake City home? Many of us haven’t considered pipe replacement until we faced a problem in our home. By then, it’s too late. Your home has flood damage because an old pipe has corroded—and you now have to worry about mold.

Pipes in the home last a long time, usually 30 years or more. But if the material of the piping is lead or polybutylene, it is not as safe as copper pipes and should be removed immediately.

Our professionals at Friendly Plumber, Heating and Air will gladly evaluate the condition and material of your pipes. On top of health risks, pipe materials such as lead, galvanized steel, and polybutylene are not as reliable and can leak or cause damage to fixtures in your home.

Pipe Replacement in Salt Lake City

Due to safety and durability concerns, lead pipes and polybutylene pipes are two types of piping that should be replaced immediately in your home, no matter how old they are.

Lead pipes, used in the early 1900s, are durable with a life expectancy of 100 years. However, lead poses a serious health hazard as the lead material can leach into the drinking water.

Polybutylene pipes became a popular option for homes from the 1970s through the 1990s. These pipes react with oxidants in tap water. The reaction causes these pipes to become brittle, which in turn results in a fracturing of the interior surface of the piping. The polybutylene pipe will begin to leak, causing severe damage throughout the home.

Warning Signs That You Need Pipe Replacement

No matter how old your Salt Lake City home is, it pays to have a professional plumber from Friendly’s inspect your home piping annually. If you decide to evaluate your piping on your own, here are a few things to keep an eye out for:

  • Locate exposed pipes in the basement, crawl space, and utility room.
  • Look for signs of trouble such as tubing discoloration, stains, dimples, and flaking. All of these are indications of corrosion.

When you fill your bathtub or a glass with water, look at its color. If the water is brown or yellow, it’s a sign of decay inside the pipes. This discoloration is a clear indication you need to consider pipe replacement in your Salt Lake City home very soon.

Learn More About Pipe Replacement

You can trust our professional plumbers at Friendly Plumber, Heating and Air to offer you the best solutions when it comes to replacing piping in your Salt Lake City, UT, home. Call 801-923-6355 or request service online today.

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