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Drain Replacement

It isn’t easy to own your own home. The list of to-do’s may seem never ending and some tasks may seem to take priority over others, however there is one area that you should always make sure is working properly. The drains in your home may go overlooked for the most part, but they are a system making your everyday actions possible. Every time you shower, brush your teeth, wash the dishes or flush the toilet, your drains are working hard to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Nothing lasts forever though, and over time, your drains are subjected to wear and tear. This can cause problems in your home that can lead to damage or costly repairs in the future. If you current drain system is out of date, has suffered severe corrosion, or is malfunctioning regularly, you may want to consider drain replacement throughout your home. We know this can be a tough decision, but we will assist you every step of the way. At Flatleys Plumbing Express, we can help you find a cost efficient solution that meets the needs of your home. The following topics are important when considering drain replacement.

Type of Pipe

Different areas have different types of pipes. With each different material, there is a different average lifespan. Here are the most common piping materials:

  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Galvanized Steel
  • Cast Iron

Each of these materials have a general life of 70-100+ years. While there may sometimes be wiggle room it’s important for you to know the age, type, and condition of your drain and pipe system. If you are wondering about the system in your home, call Flatley’s today. We offer a range of services, including a non-invasive camera inspection that can determine the condition of your pipes.

Types to Remove ASAP

If you find out that your pipes are made of lead or polybutylene, they should be removed immediately. Both have a long life expectancy, but can cause further problems in your home due to potential damage or water contamination. Lead pipes can introduce lead into your drinking supply, which can cause potential health hazards. Polybutylene pipes weren’t popular until the 1970’s, but they are extremely fragile and prone to breakage. If you have either system working in your home, don’t hesitate to contact Flatley’s today.

Know the Signs

The following signs could be a signal from your drains that something is wrong and should never be ignored:

  • Flooding
  • Noises
  • Foul Odor
  • Old System
  • Increase in Utility Bills
  • Poor Water Quality
  • Low Water Pressure
  • Clogs or Slow Drainage
  • Frequent Toilet Overflowing

Know your Options

At Flatley’s Plumbing Express, we want you to be aware of all of your options. With decades of excellent plumbing service under our belts, your customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. We are confident that we can address any emergency plumbing issues that you may have. Check out our customer reviews and previous work on our blog!

If you’re in need of drain replacement, call Flatley’s Plumbing Express today!