GALVANIZED PIPE REPLACEMENT
IS IT TIME TO REPLACE YOUR PIPES?
If your home in Long Beach or Los Angeles County was built before the 1980s, there is a good chance it has galvanized steel piping. While these pipes are coated with molten zinc to help prevent rust, they can still corrode over time, leading to leaks or a build-up of sediment that can restrict water flow and make it unfit for drinking.
WHAT IS THE LIFESPAN OF GALVANIZED STEEL PIPES?
Galvanized steel piping can last up to 40-50 years in the right environment. However, it is important to note that the lifespan of galvanized steel piping can be affected by factors such as environment, water quality, and pipe installation. The use of soft or hard water can affect the lifespan as well.
WHAT ARE MY OTHER OPTIONS FOR PIPES?
As galvanized steel pipes age, they can cause issues and become less efficient and reliable. Prodigy can evaluate and replace your home's water system with newer and safer options. Popular galvanized pipe replacements include copper, CPVC, and PEX pipes.
Copper is a lightweight, strong, durable, and corrosion-resistant material, making it an ideal choice for a variety of applications.
Flexible Plastic Hose (PEX) is one of the newest advances in plastic piping, offering great flexibility and durability.
Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) piping is another great option, providing excellent heat resistance and durability.