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Galvanized Domestic Water Systems

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The vast majority of early home water systems around the world have traditionally used lead piping. After the risks of lead poisoning were discovered, builders began to transition to galvanized steel piping for domestic and commercial water systems.

Galvanized steel is extremely durable and much safer than lead. However, galvanized steel is not without its shortcomings, which is a major reason why it is no longer used in modern homes.

What Is Galvanized Pipe?

Galvanized pipe is steel pipe that has been dipped in molten zinc, a process that is known as galvanizing. This coating is designed to prevent rust and corrosion from forming on the pipe. Galvanized piping was extremely common in houses built before 1960, but some homebuilders continued to use it until roughly the 1990s.

Galvanized pipes were originally used as a safer alternative to lead piping; but as time went on, it was discovered that galvanized piping would corrode inside after decades of water exposure. While rust is not typically harmful, many pipes were galvanized with impure zinc that contained lead. That lead could leach into your water supply over time.

Why Do They Need to Be Replaced?

Galvanized pipes need to be replaced due to concerns of corrosion and clogging. The rust and metal fragments that are produced as a result of natural degradation of your pipes can end up in your water supply and cause some serious health effects.

Pipes will also become narrower over time and result in a reduced water supply, making simple tasks like taking a shower or filling a washing machine problematic. Severely corroded galvanized pipes can even burst, resulting in severe water damage. The best way to avoid these frustrating and potentially costly problems is to have your galvanized pipes replaced as soon as possible.

B&B Professional Plumbing proudly serves the Tampa Bay Metro Area with affordable plumbing services, including complete and partial repiping. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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Jason Mckee
November 13, 2021.
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Very professional team. This is a very well run company, by people that care. 5 stars.
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Chuck Zalac
November 12, 2021.
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Had a water leak coming down an interior wall. Mike, Chris & Scotty were able to quickly assess and locate the source; then efficiently made repairs. They replaced a section of vent stack that was cracked; a difficult task but they were excellent. And they left the work area clean.
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August 7, 2021.
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Tom and Normandy Woodward are SUPER PLEASED with each step of B and B working with us to tackle many issues over the past two months. I have to say that at the top of our list in outstanding persons/help are Rocco the Overseer of Operations (amazing), Frank Garcia and his partner Matt (awesome), Brian the scheduler (top-notch) and Norman Nickelson (a gentle genius who brilliantly solved a persistent problem). These guys are as professional, courteous and efficient as I've ever seen.
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July 3, 2021.
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The only true 24 hour plumber in Clearwater area!! My mom had plumbing emergency and we were able to reach the on call plumber at 3AM and he was there within a couple of hours and fixed the issue! So thankful for them!
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June 23, 2021.
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Mike was the absolute best, he understood that I was in a bind and went so far above and beyond what I expected and I am exceedingly grateful for his time and knowledge

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