Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Process of Modern Repiping.

The process of dipping steel pipes into molten zinc to galvanize them has been around since the early 19th century, and galvanized pipes are still around.  Today, there are better alternatives such as copper pipes.  Copper piping has a natural ability to kill pathogens.  If your older Northwest suburban Chicago house has galvanized pipes, replacing them is a good idea.

If your house is old enough to have galvanized water pipes, they could be contaminating your water.  Until 1986, manufacturers used naturally occuring zinc that contained impurities such as lead in the galvanizing process.  That is a powerful enough reason for replacing the pipes.  Also,  galvanized steel pipes tend to corrode from the inside.

Enough already!  It is time to call the repiping experts of the Elgin area.  That’s Tom’s Plumbing.  There are older homes throughout the Northwest Suburbs.  For your own peace of mind and good health call Tom’s Plumbing for a complete home repiping.  That phone number is one to keep handy for plumbing emergencies as well (847) 697-6444.

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