To many homeowners, there are two types of pipe materials: lead pipes, and everything else. While we agree that lead pipes can pose a safety hazard to a much higher degree than other pipe materials like galvanized steel, older homes aren’t in the clear yet.
Galvanized steel pipes were used in homes before the 1960s when it became clear that they could corrode in ways that were destructive to homes. Galvanized steel pipes are sturdy but they can lose their structural integrity and lead to all sorts of problems. Also, galvanized steel pipes usually still contain lead, which means as they corrode you could have the same effect that you would with entirely lead pipes.
As your go-to local plumber in Westlake, OH, we’re going to talk about galvanized steel pipes, the pros and cons of having this plumbing material in your home, and why yours might need to be replaced.