At Polsgrove Plumbing Services, LLC we are certified in the latest products in the plumbing industry. We install Type-A PEX water piping systems in all re-pipes that we are in-trusted with. I, Russ Polsgrove started out as a young Plumbers Apprentice in 1989 in the Katy/Houston area re-piping homes. We bring decades of re-piping experience to every job.
A galvanized water piping systems in an older home is the most common reason a re-pipe is needed. Typically, galvanized piping rusts from the inside out, building up layers of plaque on the inside of the piping, causing both water pressure problems and eventual pipe failure. These plaques can flake off, leading to visible impurities in water, damaging plumbing fixtures and fixture cartridges along with causing a slight metallic taste. The life expectancy of galvanized water piping systems depend on many variables such as the thickness of zinc in the original galvanizing, whether the pipe was galvanized on both the inside and outside, or just the outside along with the water quality to just mention a few factors.
The presence of galvanized piping reduces the appraised value of a home. Galvanized piping will eventually need to be replaced in all homes and some jurisdictions/insurance companies require that the galvanized piping be replaced before the sale/purchase of a property.