Ask a Portland Plumber: Why Replace Galvanized Piping?
New Portland homeowners have a lot of things to consider when purchasing a home. One major, yet often overlooked, consideration is the condition of the plumbing system within the home. A house inspection will only go as far as to approve the current quality and usefulness of the pipes, but if your home has older lines you may be setting yourself up for an issue in the future.
A customer called in this past month reporting that his home had old, galvanized lines. Old, galvanized pipes can spell big problems if they’ve already begun to degrade. Corroded pipes are easier to clog and reduce the water pressure that flows through your home. Getting these old pipes replaced can save you huge money on the cost of minor pipe repairs, and 3 Mountains Plumbing is here to help.
PEX pipework is a relatively new and very viable option for getting your galvanized pipes replaced. Benefits include:
- Flexible: PEX pipes can be adjusted to meet the unique needs of any home. Capable of turning tight or wide angles, these pipes can go anywhere within your home when you need them. If it’s a hard 90 angle you need to hit, a simple elbow joint can be employed to route the water where it needs to go.
- Easy Installation: There’s no need for heavy lifting with soldering materials and torches with PEX pipework. Easy installation combined with flexibility ensures that the plumbing experts at 3 Mountains Plumbing can replace any of the pipes in your home without creating a huge project that takes up time and money.
- Long Lasting: PEX piping is incredibly durable and long-lasting, making it perfect for any replacements you need to have within your home. PEX pipework has an average lifespan of 50 years, and having the right team install and maintain your plumbing will help you get every ounce of life out of your system.
Keeping an eye on your plumbing is an important part of being a homeowner. When things go wrong, you may find yourself in an incredibly frustrating situation, so do your homework and get the condition of your pipes checked out today.
If you find that your home’s pipes are old and out of shape, count on 3 Mountains Plumbing to lend a helping hand. Call us today!