Copper repiping is a term used to describe the refitting or replacing of old or existing pipes in a home or business. Most buildings constructed more than twenty-five years ago were fitted with galvanized pipes, which are iron pipes coated with zinc. As galvanized pipes age, the zinc lining erodes, and the constant movement of water causes the pipes to rust.
As galvanized pipes age and deteriorate, they must be replaced. Most homes and businesses prefer to replace the old iron pipes with new copper pipes. In fact, copper pipes are the preferred replacement because they are strong, durable, lightweight, safe, and immune to rust. Continue reading