Waterline Replacement Tacoma
Water Line Repair and Replacement
Do you need a water line repaired or replaced? Well, you are in the right place! Call Tacoma Plumbers today to get an estimate!
The decision to repair or replace a damaged waterline is not an easy one. It requires the advice of an experienced professional. Tacoma Plumbers is prepared to help you make that decision! Do not take another step in the decision process without us! There are several variables to take into consideration. Let us help you!
The main variable to consider is the material of the pipes. A few materials are outdated and illegal to repair, so this area may be the first to consider. This will more than likely help you make your decision much quicker. Often times, in an older city, you will find galvanized water lines or those made of lead. There are some health hazards associated with repair work on these types of water lines. If your service lines are galvanized or made of lead, your only option is to have the lines replaced.
Most Tacoma homes have lead or galvanized service lines. In homes with lead water lines, it is recommended that you flush the pipes after long periods of time of not using your water. For example, after a vacation, a good practice would be to turn on an outside faucet (if you have one) or a bathtub’s cold water and allowing it to run for about two minutes before drinking or cooking.
If you are wondering how to tell if your home has lead pipes, just try scratching the pipes with a key or a screwdriver. Lead scratches easily. Lead is a dull, soft metal that will become shiny after being scratched.
For those water lines made from copper, iron and brass piping, repair is a viable option. After approximately 50 years these water lines will need to be replaced. A repair is the best option if you can still get several more years out of your water lines.
While there is a lot more information on the subject of water line repair and replacement to be learned, each home is unique. Each situation requires an individual assessment. Call Tacoma Plumbers today and let us help you make the right decision!