If your Evergreen or Idaho Springs property has lead pipe concerns, it requires a trained professional to properly repair and replace them. Lead pipes are pretty common amongst the older homes here in Western Colorado. When lead pipes are compromised, they can become highly toxic posing significant health risks for your loved ones.
Indicators that Your Western Colorado Property Has Lead Pipes
If your home was built prior to 1970, there’s a good chance that it has lead pipes. Many residences throughout Western Colorado can have a mixture of various pipe materials that can often include lead pipes or lead connections. If you don’t know if your home has lead pipes, looking under the kitchen sink, in your garage, or your basement are great places to start. Lead pipes typically have a dull gray color but it is important to note that they can be painted.
If you’re new to your neighborhood, speaking to one of your neighbors is another great way to determine if your property has lead pipes. If these options still leave you guessing on whether or not you have lead pipes, contact your AppleTree professional! We’d be happy to provide an inspection and let you know if there are any lead pipes on your property.
The Advantages of Replacing Your Evergreen Home’s Lead Pipes
Lead is notorious for being a very toxic substance and is even more dangerous for children and pregnant women. Lead ingestion can cause serious health conditions, impacting your internal organs in addition to affecting behavior and learning potential. While not all lead pipes are guaranteed to contaminate your water supply, having lead pipes replaced delivers optimal safety and prevents your risk of lead ingestion.
Switching to copper or PEX can offer numerous benefits including higher water flow, better durability, decreased water usage, and no lead contamination risk. New piping for your plumbing system can also offer a preventative measure for pipe line breaks and damages from older, deteriorating pipes.
Reliable, Professional Lead Pipe Removal and Replacement for Reducing Health Risks for Your Family
Homeowners across the nation are usually responsible for taking care of the private portion of their plumbing system when it comes to replacing their lead pipes. Even if your community has replaced the public portion of the lead pipes, your home’s private portion may still be lead. Having your lead pipes replaced is best handled by a professional. We always perform safe lead handling practices and dispose of them in accordance to environmental guidelines.
With our wide array of plumbing services and years of experience in the Western Colorado market, we are confident we can handle any water heater concerns you may have. Call us today at (303) 562-0473.