Are there any problems with having galvanized distribution piping in my home?
Galvanized supply and distribution piping was historically installed in homes prior to the 1950s. These pipes commonly rust or corrode from the inside out. This often reduces the pressure or restricts the flow of water and can lead to leaking and flood damage in a home.
Life expectancy for galvanized plumbing is generally on the order of 40-50 years. Given that many galvanized pipe installations have recently reached their estimated life expectancy, the risk of a pipe leak occurring and the potential for flood damage is high.
Some insurance companies are now refusing to provide homeowner’s insurance on houses with this type of plumbing, particularly for new policies.
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