Older lead pipework, in UK properties built prior to 1970, does have the potential to be a health hazard. We would recommend that you have it replaced to bring your property up to standard. There are two major reasons for you needing a replacement water main: either because your pipes are faulty, or because they are old and need upgrading. In certain circumstances, both may apply.
Within the boundary of your property, it’s your responsibility to replace lead pipework. This includes the main pipe carrying the supply of water from the common supply in the street into your home. If you’re unsure of where your responsibilities for your water supply begin and end, we’d be happy to inspect your pipework and give you a clearer picture.
In terms of damaged pipework, there are a number of causes likely to lead to you requiring a replacement water main. Like most things, fixtures age and deteriorate over time. Pipes can rust and joints can loosen with the gradual shift of a house’s foundations over time.
Pipework is also sensitive to changes in water pressure and temperature. Freezing then thawing pipes in winter can deteriorate to the extent that they leak. Water pressure should always be regulated as otherwise it too can cause long-term damage to pipework.
As a householder, all this might sound daunting or threatening. But you can rest assured that we’re only a call away. We have a team of professionals who can detect and diagnose water supply problems swiftly and accurately, using the latest technology to minimise the cost and disruption to you. We’re established experts in Replacement Water Mains. So whether it’s a case of you needing our services to fix a fault, or because you want to get your old pipework replaced, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.