Lead Pipe Replacement Wirral

Wirral's Lead Pipe Replacement Company

Lead pipe replacement

Replacing Lead Pipes

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.

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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.

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Our Services

Drain Unblocking

Our experienced team will replace your old lead pipes with safe alternatives, ensuring a healthier water supply.

Drain Jetting

Our professional team utilises high-pressure water jets to effectively clear blockages and restore optimal flow in your drains.

Drainage Installation

Our skilled team will expertly install drainage systems tailored to your needs, ensuring efficient water flow and preventing future issues.

CCTV Drain Survey

Using advanced CCTV technology, we provide detailed inspections, identifying blockages, leaks, and structural issues.

Drain Maintenance

Our experienced team will conduct routine inspections, clean your drains, and provide necessary repairs, keeping your drainage system in excellent condition.

Drain Relining

Our skilled team utilises advanced techniques to reline your drains, creating a new and durable inner lining that restores functionality and prevents future damage.

Drain Repairs

From minor fixes to extensive renovations our experienced team is equipped to handle all types of drain repairs.

Drain Excavations

Our experienced team of engineers utilise industry-leading techniques to excavate and repair drains with minimal disruption

Toilet Unblocking

We provide reliable toilet unblocking services to quickly resolve any toilet-related issues.

Underground Leak Detection

Using advanced equipment and techniques, our skilled team can pinpoint hidden leaks in your underground pipes with precision.


The Importance of Replacing Lead Pipes

Due to their durability and malleability, lead pipes have been common in plumbing systems for centuries. However, severe health risks are associated with lead exposure, and you should urgently replace them if they are present in your water system.

Lead is a toxic metal that can cause serious health problems, especially in children and pregnant women. Even low levels of lead exposure can lead to cognitive impairments, developmental delays, and behavioural issues. Long-term exposure to lead can result in kidney damage, hypertension, and neurological disorders.

Lead pipes are the main source of lead contamination in drinking water. As these pipes degrade over time, lead particles can leach into the water supply, especially when water sits stagnant in the pipes for extended periods. This contamination poses a risk to your health, as ingesting lead-tainted water can lead to a variety health problems.

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Common FAQ's

When a drainage problem is underground, whether it is drains, gullies, pits or pumps, it can be difficult to know exactly what the problem is and if something is blocking your drain. If you know where the problem is then a solution for this is to dig a hole and prepare yourself for the worst, maybe leaking sewage.

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.
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