GALVANIZED TO COPPER
Galvanized steel pipes were common in U.S. homes until copper became popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Although galvanized pipes are coated inside and out to prevent rust, they rust inside and will corrode over time, causing a build-up that restricts the flow of water, and/or the pipe may leak. Galvanized pipes are typically replaced with copper, pex, or cpvc pipes. Typically the new pipes will be installed first, the water supply transferred to the new system and then the old pipes will be drained and abandoned in place.
Re-plumbing with copper pipes can cost $2,500-$15,000 or more, depending on the number of fixtures and ease of access — and prices can vary significantly over time depending on the price of copper , which historically fluctuates but recently has mostly just risen. Although there have been problems with pinhole leaks in copper pipes in locations with acidic water, in most areas copper remains the premium material for plumbing pipes, and typically costs more than plastic pipes.
WHY CHOOSE US
With over a decade of experience, you can rely on Kamaaina Plumbing & Renovations for your next project. We provide the highest quality plumbing and renovation services with a dedicated focus on customer satisfaction.
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There is a standard permitting process for any type of Solar system installation. Kamaaina Plumbing will work with you to submit all the proper paperwork to ensure your permit is approved.