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If you have any plumbing under your home from the 1960s, chances are that you might experience problems soon. The primary reason for it is that these pipes were made from galvanized steel. We will tell you exactly why those old pipes are .
The problem with galvanized pipes
If you have an old home and you think you might have old pipes, turn on the hot water. The house may have galvanized pipes that are plugged up and corroded if your water pressure is low when you first turn it on. The hot-water pipes are the first pipes that often show trouble.
This does not necessarily mean that the hot-water lines in your home do not have good pressure, but it could still lead to unseen galvanized-pipe problems. Oftentimes people only opt to remove the piping that is causing a problem at the time. However, this may be the economical solution in the short term, but is ultimately going to lead to more problems down the road.
The problem with the sewer line
Remember that old pipelines and old problems are not confined to the house – it all starts and ends at the street. There might be a leak somewhere in the system that you as a homeowner do not control. You may own the line from the house to the street, and especially in old homes, this could be a problem. The sewer line might be crushed or covered in roots. You can have a professional run a camera underneath the ground and check the condition of the pipes, but that again costs money.
Especially if you have an older home, replacing your pipes is an inevitable problem that you are going to deal with. The older clay pipes are particularly susceptible to root intrusion and the old cast-iron pipes tend to corrode.
Determining the issue
Especially if you have an older home, chances are that you are going to run into age-related problems down the road. Bad sewer lines and galvanized pipes are likely to be the cause of you not getting enough water pressure, finding it difficult to get warm water quickly, or a host of other issues that you may have. If you want to be sure what the problem is, call the professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services to help determine what your problem is, and what your next step should be.