The pipes in your home are used constantly on a daily basis. However, as they are largely out of your view, they are usually not an item you think too much about until a plumbing issue occurs. While many plumbing issues can be resolved with repairs, there are times when you may need to consider replacing the piping altogether.
First, if your residence was built prior to 1986, the possibility exists that your pipes could cause lead poisoning. This is a very serious matter, as lead poisoning can result in impeded development in children, and high blood pressure and kidney damage in adults. If you live in an older home, contact a licensed plumbing professional as soon as possible to have your pipes inspected for lead. [Read more…]