Problematic Pipes:

Galvanized Pipes

REPLACING galvanized

Galvanized pipe was manufactured and installed between 1880 and 1960. It was dipped in a naturally occurring molten zinc. Naturally occurring zinc is impure, containing substances such as lead. The coating extends the lifespan of the pipe, but leaves behind substances that can be harmful to users. A build up of iron oxide forms as Galvanized pipe corrodes from the inside out. As the pic illustrates, the inside diameter also shrinks and chokes volume throughout the home. Iron oxide stains the water, porcelain and is NOT healthy for consumption.

Water Pressure

Because of the corrosion that forms on the inside of the pipe, low or uneven water pressure can occur. Not all areas of the pipe will corrode at the same rate, so the inside circumference of one pipe feeding one sink may become smaller than another pipe feeding another area of the home.

Corrosion in your piping

Because of the corrosion that forms on the inside of the pipe, low or uneven water pressure can occur. Not all areas of the pipe will corrode at the same rate, so the inside circumference of one pipe feeding one sink may become smaller than another pipe feeding another area of the home.  

WHY CHOOSE REPLUMB SPECIALTIES, INC. TO REPLACE Galvanized Pipes

Replumb Specialties, Inc. has been replacing polybutylene pipes in Colorado since 1992. We are the original pipe replacement contractor for the Polybutylene Class Action Settlement. We developed and perfected the ‘containment process’ copied by most replumb contractors today.

 

Our containment process includes masking and protecting work areas. Furniture is covered and drywall penetrations are cut by hand rather than with a power saw. All penetrations in drywall and tile are professionally repaired and painted to match.

 

We are licensed and insured and pride ourselves on being punctual and professional. Our crews have been working together for 20+ years. Realtors and home inspectors regularly refer us and account for 70% of our business.