When you own an antique home or business, there are a number of concerns that often present themselves. Structural issues, aged zoning laws, and are just a few of the issues associated with owning an old home. However, there is another concern that isn’t as obvious; antique piping. Old pipes are becoming an increasing rarity in the modern era, but many homes throughout the country remain equipped with old steel or cast iron pipe systems. The regular use of these systems, without proper, professional and routine maintenance, can cause health hazards, service interruptions, and problematic pipe fractures. If your home is equipped with old pipes, and you experience problems during their use, contact a pipe professional like CME to determine the best solution for your situation.
Old Pipes: The Lurking Danger
Old pipes do not seem like an apparent danger to most people, but a trained plumber can recognize the potential hazards associated with them. Antique pipes are often made of galvanized steel or cast iron, and may seem as sturdy and effective as modern piping. However, the regular use of old pipes can cause issues including but not limited to heavy metal toxicity, interior corrosion, and an increased change of fractures and leaks. These dangers can cause serious problems for the residents of your home or the customers of your business. In most cases, the most effective solution is to remove the antique pipes from your system and replace them with modern piping that retains none of these potential dangers.
The Impact of Aged Pipes on Your Life and Property
In the event that your old pipes are not properly maintained or replaced, there are a number of consequences that can befall your home or business. Heavy metal toxicity is a severe but less common problem associated with aged pipes, as the presence of lead lining or lead solder in the connections can cause lead particles to infiltrate the water supply through the use of the pipe. Most often, old pipes will be unable to expand and contract with the changing temperatures throughout the years, and will bursting, causing leaking or outright flooding.
How does CME repair my old pipes?
The CME pipe repair process is designed to ensure maximum customer satisfaction for minimal expense and minimal intrusion. Our technicians have years of experience implementing pipe replacement solutions, and are enthusiastic in the service of our customers. We utilize a combination of space-age technology and professional technique to make sure your antique pipe replacement service is completed on time and on budget.
Do you need your old pipes repaired or replaced? Go with CME Pipe!
If your home or business utilizes galvanized steel or cast iron pipes, you may be exposing your family or customers to potential dangers. When determining how to resolve the issue of old pipes, it is often best to contact a licensed plumber, like CME, to provide a professional analysis and a recommendation as to the best solution, whether it be a stopgap repair or a complete replacement. Whatever your budget, whatever your schedule and whatever your problem, CME is here to help. Give us a call today!