Many older homes that were constructed 25 years ago were built with galvanized, or zinc coated piping in order to prevent rusting in the future. Once these pipes are corroded they will eventually rust and cause major problems in your homes plumbing system and water supply.
The most common sign of the rusting of your galvanized pipes is rust developing around the front surfaces of the dishwasher and other fixtures in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room. There are potential healths risks involved in the rusting of your galvanized pipes which include the leakage of the rust into the water supply of the home or business in which case the water often tastes bad and becomes discolored. This contaminated water is not good for any customer or family member to consume.
There is the possibility that you can place a filter within the pipes to protect the water from the rust but the best idea is to replace the galvanized piping with copper piping. Pipe replacement can be a big job, but is a better, more cost effective route to take. It is also wise when purchasing a home to inquire about the piping in the house and recognize the issues and problems that may occur in the future with galvanized plumbing.
To have your pipes inspected and potentially replaced, call your local Manhattan Roto-Rooter plumber to come and solve your rusty pipe problems.
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