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Why Old Plumbing Pipes In Your Home Should Be A Concern

As we go about our daily lives, it’s easy to overlook the hidden infrastructure that keeps our homes running smoothly. But when it comes to old plumbing pipes, out of sight should not mean out of mind.

These pipes can be a ticking time bomb, ready to wreak havoc on your health and your home’s efficiency. From rust and corrosion to hazardous contaminants, old plumbing pipes can cause serious problems if left unchecked.

Old plumbing pipes can be a concern to homeowners  for several reasons:


  1. Corrosion: As pipes age, they can become corroded, leading to leaks and potential water damage in your home.
  2. Contamination: Older pipes may contain materials such as lead or asbestos, which can contaminate the water supply and pose a real severe health risk.
  3. Efficiency: Old pipes may be less efficient than newer pipes, leading to higher water bills and lower water pressure.

Below are some steps you can take to address these issues above:

  1. Get a professional assessment: Have a licensed plumber like Trojan Plumbing assess the condition of your pipes to determine if replacement is necessary.
  2. Choose the right material: If you need to replace your pipes, choose a material that is durable, safe, and efficient, such as copper or PEX. At Trojan Plumbing we only use the best quality plumbing products and supplies to ensure your pipes continue to keep you healthy and last for years to come.
  3. Hire a professional: Pipe replacement is a complex job that a licensed plumber should do with experience in this area.
  4. Consider a whole-home water filtration system: If you are concerned about water quality, consider installing a whole-home water filter system to remove impurities and contaminants from your water supply.
  5. Consider a water softener system: Hard water can wreak havoc on your pipes over time. To ensure having the softest water possible for your home you should consider getting a water softener installation done by Trojan Plumbing.

By taking these steps, you can ensure that your plumbing system is safe, efficient, and reliable for years to come. Contact Trojan Plumbing to answer any of your questions with regards to changing the piping in your home.