Lead Water Main Replacement in the South of England
Lead pipes have been banned in the UK for around forty years, but if you live in an older property, built in the 1960s or earlier, there is a possibility that your mains water supply pipes are made of lead. If this is the case, you need a lead water pipe replacement.
Why do I need a Lead Water Pipe Replacement?
Lead can enter drinking water from your mains supply pipe when chemical reactions occur. No safe blood level of lead has been identified in young children, so they must not experience any risk to lead exposure. Lead can be harmful to human health even at very low exposure levels. Lead is a posinous material which can accumulate in the body over time. Adverse effects from lead increase as the quantity of lead in the bloodstream increases.
What do I need to do about lead in my pipes?
It is the homeowner's responsibility to maintain the supply pipe which brings water into your home from the main in the street. Lanes Mains provides a cost-effective lead pipe replacement service to make sure the supply coming into your home is safe and not tainted with lead. We carry out any job, however large or small, we can provide an instant quote online and you can speak to an expert directly on our website to find out more about the process and your specific project.
How do I know if I have lead pipes?
The easiest way to find out if you have lead pipes is to check the pipework in your kitchen. Simply locate the pipe leading to your internal stop cock. If it is dark grey, soft and easily marked, it is probably made from lead. You can always ask an expert to check for you.
Even if this particular pipe is copper, you still need to contact an expert to check whether your external pipes are made of lead. If you live in an older property, there's a good chance they will be made from lead and you will need to get in touch with us to organise a lead pipe replacement.
Lead Pipe Replacement Cost
Contact Lanes Mains today for an instant quote for lead pipe replacement. An experienced engineer will establish exactly what your situation is and will advise you with the best course of action. We’re confident we can provide you with a speedy and affordable solution. We are available 24 hours a day to tackle the most challenging lead water pipe replacement. We cover areas across the South of England - you can see exactly where we cover here.
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