Galvanized pipes were commonly used in the 1950s. These pipes were made with steel and covered with a protective layer of Zinc. The life span of these pipes is approximately 40-50 years. Water from galvanized pipes may contain rust and supply discoloured water – that is normal.
1. Save money by fixing a running toilet:
One of the biggest plumbing tips comes from an often-used fixture. Toilets can run or leak without even knowing it. If you hear your toilet comes on sometimes, you may have a slow leak that is costing you money each month. The water valve needs to stop after each flush and remain closed until the next flush. The back of toilets has changed over the years but many still use the floating ball and flapper. Both of these will wear out over time. Continue reading