Pipes play a vital role when constructing a house or a building. They are used to transport liquid. Common types of pipes include lead, copper, and the galvanized pipe.
Galvanized ones are pre-manufactured pipes coated with zinc, making them more advanced and improved than old steel and iron pipes. These last for about 40-50 years.
Today old houses still hold these pipes. On the other hand, copper pipes still hold a significant presence in bigger countries. But when a galvanized tube ( it is also known as “ท่อสังกะสี“ in the Thai language) starts to corrode, it produces a lot of unhealthy results.
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Symptoms of corrosion include bad taste of tap water, somewhat metallic taste, and water discoloration like yellowish, red, and brown. Furthermore poor water supply will be experienced as deposits can clog up these pipes.
These unhealthy results and more can bring diseases and problems to the family in the future. Before purchasing, do some research first for the type of pipe that suits best in your edifice.
You should be warned that one buying a new house, you have to have an inspector check out all the plumbing first or you could set yourself up for some of the negative results from old plumbing that were mentioned before in this article. Avoid buying low quality pipes also. When in doubt, call an expert plumber to help you decide on such dilemma.