We tend to think of the piping in a household plumbing system as something that will last for as long as the house does. This isn’t remotely true. Pipes age and chemicals and minerals in the water can age them faster. Older pipe materials, such as cast iron and galvanized steel, are more susceptible to failure than plastics and copper, so if you live in a home built before 1970, you may be facing major pipe problems already. In these situations, extensive repiping is the best solution.
In this post, our focus is what you can do right now to protect the pipes you already have to ensure you won’t need to have repiping done for many years. These tips will help your pipes enjoy longer lives.