Lead Pipe Replacement Cheshire
DHC Utilities are a Water Industry Approved Contractor. As a result we are frequently the preferred choice for lead pipe replacement, diversions and connections. Our team of specialists can be with you quickly, investigating and fixing your problem whatever it is.
Are Lead Water Pipes Dangerous?
As water runs through lead pipes, particles of lead enter the water supply. A build-up of lead in your body can lead to health complications. Pregnant women and children are most at risk, as even low levels of exposure in children have been linked to damage to the nervous system, learning disabilities, shorter stature, impaired hearing, and impaired formation and function of blood cells.
Beyond the dangers mentioned above, replacing lead water pipes and changing to modern piping also provides;
- Improved water quality
- Improved flow and pressure
- Reduced chance of pipes breaking
Is it difficult to get lead water pipes replaced?
In most cases we can use moling technology to replace pipes. This method is much quicker than more traditional methods that require digging up large parts of your property. Moling means in a lot of cases we can complete the work in one day.
For a free, no obligation quote, contact us today on the form below and we would be happy to help.
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Why isn’t the utility company replacing lead pipes?
Utility companies are not always responsible for the water pipes on your property. They are only responsible for shared services and only for the drainage of dirty water, so the pipes running beyond your properties boundary which is usually to the edge of your garden. For shared services of clean water, you as the home owner are responsible. If you are unsure however, the best thing to do is ask an expert and they will be able to advise what you are responsible for and what your water company should take care of.
If the property was built before 1970, there is a good chance the property has lead pipes.
Initially if you check the pipes at your stop tap, which is usually located under your kitchen sink, for unpainted pipes;
- Leadpipes are usually grey in colour
- Copper piping is orangey brown in colour
- Iron piping dark in colour and possibly rusty
- Plastic can range from blue, black or grey
If you’re still unsure of what piping supplies your property, contact us on the form below so that we can provide more information and help where possible.