Lead Pipe Replacement Wirral
There are multiple reasons why a lead pipe replacement in Wirral is needed ranging from a burst pipe to replacement of old lead pipes. We deal with these situations daily and have specialist tools at the ready to allow us to complete the work fast, efficiently and causing the minimum disruption.
For over 3 years, we helped Cheshire West Council to complete their task of removing their lead water mains on tenanted domestic properties.
All RPD engineers are experts in the use of trenchless technology, particularly Impact Moling, for the water main replacement.
We often use our expertise in this field to assist other leading plumbing & drainage companies, networking companies, security companies and insurance companies in the UK to repair and renew underground pipes, ducts, and cables using techniques that minimise disruption.
This trenchless water main replacement technique is ideal for use in driveways, paths, car-parks, golf courses and gardens where new or replacement water mains services are required without disturbing the surface above.
Using our specialist moulding technique is of benefit to both our clients and the environment for the following reasons.
- We can easily install water mains, ducts, cables and underground services
- More cost-effective than traditional trenching methods
- Minimal / no excavation beyond necessary launch pits or termination points for the installed service
- Minimal disruption to the customer's property
RPD engineers are also equipped with listening apparatus that we can use to locate and trace the position of leaking underground water mains. Allowing us to fix the water mains quickly and efficiently at your Wirral property.
Do you require a lead pipe replacement in Wirral?
A few useful tips to distinguish if you have a leaking supply pipe and require a lead pipe replacement are:
- Damp patch in the garden, driveway or anywhere during dry weather
- Grass is greener in some places more than others
- Marked drop in water pressure
- Constant hissing noise from your water pipes
If you require a lead pipe replacement in Wirral get in touch today by contacting our engineering team on 0151 668 0833.
Lead Pipe Replacement Wirral Q&A
Are lead pipes dangerous?Lead pipes can be very dangerous. The reason being that lead can endanger the health of children under 6 and pregnant women. Constant exposure to lead can cause blood poisoning, kidney damage, anaemia, damage to the central nervous system and even cognitive disruption. This is why we would advise avoiding drinking water from these pipes - as would your water company.
When were lead pipes banned?Lead pipes were banned in 1986
When did they stop using lead pipes in houses, and are lead pipes illegal?The Government decided to ban lead throughout all production factories in the country in 1970. Producing lead pipes is illegal yet it is not illegal to have one.
How long will lead pipes last?Lead pipes last near 100 years. In comparison with the alternatives - such as PVC - it comes up short, as it is claimed to last indefinitely. Another reason to switch away from lead pipes.
How to identify a lead pipe?The first step would be checking behind the cupboards to find the pipe that connects to the kitchen tap. A lead pipe would be coloured grey, with irregular bends - if you are unsure then seek help to identify them.
Can a lead pipe be repaired?It would be difficult for many plumbers to do so, yet it is possible. We do not recommend it, however - as they would've been built before 1970.
Can a lead pipe be replaced?We can replace a lead pipe at your property - we offer PVC plastic pipes as a replacement, or copper as an alternative. Call us today for more information on how we can help you.
We also offer Lead Pipe Replacement in Liverpool.