Historic Leesburg VA has been actively inhabited for almost 300 years. During this time, plumbing has changed a lot. Just in the last 100 years we've moved from iron pipes to galvanized steel to copper and now PEX piping alternatives. If you are living in an older home, it may still be equipped with the original iron or galvanized steel pipes. If this is the case, you should be seriously thinking about repiping.
Galvanized steel pipes often start to rust after 40 or more years of constant use. When this rust begins it can contain lead. This is a hazard that, if you don't use end point filtration, can end up in your body. If you have children, this is of the utmost importance.
Cast iron pipes aren't much better, and if you have them, it's almost a certainty that they are rusting. While properly annealed cast iron pipes can last for over a hundred years, the ones that were installed in the early 1900s and before often have areas of poor annealing. This can lead to significant rusting, and if it is in a drain pipe, leakage behind the walls. In some areas, cast iron is prescribed by law. Our Leesburg VA plumbing service is fully licensed to handle these labor-intensive repipes.
PVC pipes were a common crossover pipe used to replace cast iron in some situations. They are much noisier than their cast iron counterparts and often suffer failures at the joints. In fact, class-action lawsuits have been filed against certain PVC and PB pipe manufacturers and installers just for these failures.
Our Leesburg plumbing service does complete commercial and residential piping, often replacing older pipes with copper or PEX pipes. Call us for an estimate on repiping services today!