Replacing Galvanized Steel Pipes in Commercial Properties
Serving Vancouver WA – Camas WA – Battle Ground WA
Many office buildings and other commercial properties built prior to 1970 were fitted with galvanized steel plumbing. Over time, the use of galvanized steel in water supply systems has been replaced with newer materials, as galvanized steel pipes were found to erode causing supply and contamination issues. If your commercial building was plumbed using galvanized steel, and you need to get up to code or fix issues due to substandard steel piping materials, then you’ll need to hire a professional plumbing service to repipe your space.
Issues with Galvanized Steel Pipes
The main issue that can arise in commercial spaces fitted with galvanized steel plumbing is the erosion of the protective layer inside the pipes. This layer is made of Zinc, and over time chemicals, waste, and debris can chip the Zinc away, causing it to enter your water supply. Not only are there health issues involved from the consumption of excessive Zinc, such erosion can also cause water pressure issues. Galvanized steel pipes are also prone to leaks at joints and elbows, since sitting water can more quickly erode these points throughout your commercial plumbing.
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If you’ve noticed discoloration or debris in your water, or have found high levels of Zinc in your supply through testing, your galvanized steel pipes are most likely in need of replacement.
Replacing Galvanized Steel Pipes
Once the Zinc starts to erode on your piping, it’s time to look for a steel pipe replacement. Replacing Galvanized steel pipes requires a professional plumbing service. After issuing an estimate for cost and time, your plumbers will disconnect the water supply to your commercial building at the main hook up and begin removing your worn steel pipes. You can choose a newer, more durable material for the new piping such as PEX, a plastic-based tubing that contains no Zinc and is resistant to erosion.
If you’re in Washington, near Vancouver, Camas, or Battle Ground then you should contact the experts at Clark County Plumbing & Drain for more information regarding steel pipe replacement. They can get you a quick estimate, and replace your old galvanized steel pipes with a safer, more modern piping material.
Replacing Galvanized Steel Pipes IN VANCOUVER WA AND CAMAS WA
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