If you are working on a DIY home project, you are probably doing what you can to save money here and there. And, one of the best ways to save some money is to reuse current products that you already have. For instance, in plumbing, you can often reuse things such as piping to save a few extra dollars here and there.
When it comes to things such as electrical, you can sometimes salvage certain wires and cords to save a few extra dollars as well. If you are working on a home renovation project that involves a lot of plumbing (like a bathroom remodel), then you may be tempted to reuse your pipes, but let's take a closer look at why you may want to rethink that.
If your house was built before the 1980's, the chances are that your home contains some lead piping. Lead piping was the primary type of piping used in houses during the 1920's, but in the 1980's, they banned it because they discovered that it could sometimes seep into the water stream. So, for the safety of you and your family, it's a good idea to replace your old lead piping with new steel pipes.
Just like with anything in your house, the older it is, the more likely it is to get damaged and break. If you have old piping in your house, or piping that's even just a decade old, you might as well replace it with new steel pipes while you're at it. While you already have the pipes exposed, there really is no reason not to. Plus, new pipes will extend the lifeline of your existing plumbing and help prevent against leaks and other plumbing problems later on down the line.
They are Stronger
PVC piping is great for many different plumbing projects, but because it is made up of a plastic component, it can sometimes break down. By replacing your PVC piping with steel pipes while you're renovating your bathroom or kitchen, you can ensure that your pipes are stronger than ever.
Going through a home remodeling project can be stressful, and although it's okay to save money here and there, when it comes to your pipes, you might as well replace them with new steel pipes while you're at it. To learn more about steel piping or other plumbing projects, contact a supplier near you.
For more information on using new steel pipe, contact your local professionals.