Most homes that were built before the 1980’s were typically built with a lead service line, which is the pipe that connects the city water supply to your household plumbing. It is now widely understood that a number of illnesses and injuries can be caused by lead exposure. Over time, lead pipes naturally oxidize and corrode, causing lead oxide particles to enter your water service pipes that can be hazardous to your health.
If you are unsure, some good places to check include underneath the kitchen sink, in the garage or in the basement. Lead pipes are often a dull grey color, which is another sign, although some lead pipes have been painted.
Why You Should Replace Lead Pipes:
It’s no secret that lead is a highly toxic substance and particularly dangerous for children and pregnant women. Lead ingestion can affect behavior and learning potential and can harm internal organs. Some of the other harmful effects of lead water ingestion may include:
- High blood pressure
- Muscle and joint pain
- Kidney damage
- Brain and nervous system damage
- Developmental issues and learning disabilities in children
- Hearing disorders
- Memory loss
NuFlows lead pipe replacement process is efficient and professional. We replace your old lead pipes with copper pipes. Copper is more durable and less prone to oxidation than lead. It doesn’t oxidize, has a long lifespan, and requires no maintenance for a lifetime.
We also replace your pipes quickly and with minimal damage. Our trenchless pipe replacement techniques will save you the headache, money and most importantly save your landscaping.
Make sure the you are protecting yourself and your family from the threats of lead water contamination, by calling a NuFlow specialist today at (800) 834-9597. We are committed to the well-being of our customers and we work hard to ensure the safety of our customers and their loved ones.