There were many traditional ways of doing things that are no longer allowed to take place in modern life. One example of this can be found in the fact that many water pipes put in place into homes before the 1970s were made of lead. This is no longer the case in the United Kingdom, but if you have an old property and there has been no changes to your water pipes since they were first installed, it may well be that you still have lead water pipes connected to your home. At Advanced External Solutions, we know that this is a situation that shouldn’t exist and if you have concerns about possibly having lead pipes at your property, get in touch and we will be more than happy to attend your home and check.
Lead in your pipes is more of an issue in soft water areas
If you live in a hard water area, it is likely that the scale which is formed on the inner layer of your pipes will provide a level of protection against lead dissolving into your water supply. However, if you live in an area of soft water, there will be a risk that lead can make its way from your pipes into the water supply. In these areas, water companies will normally treat the water with orthophosphate, which is said to significantly reduce the issue. However, it may well be that lead is allowed to build up in your pipes and this can occasionally present itself in your water supply.
Lead poses a major risk to your loved ones
It is important to be aware of the health risks posed by lead. These risks are far more prevalent in children and infants, so if you have a young family, it is something that you should be aware of. Lead has been cited as a factor in behavioural issues for many youngsters and it can also impair the mental development of children. There are worldwide recommendations regarding exposure to lead and it is recommended that you avoid this substance as much as you possibly can. This is why its appearance in your water supply is most unwelcome.
Lead can impact on your water supply
Aside from the major health concerns caused by lead, it may be that your water pressure is impacted on by lead. This is because if there is a build-up of lead on the inside of your pipes, it will reduce the diameter of your water supply pipe, restricting the amount of water that can flow into your home at any one time. This can cause major problems which mean that it is best to minimise the impact of lead on your water supply.
Call on Advanced External Solutions because:
- We are the local experts at protecting your water supply
- We provide fast and effective support for a range of problems
- We are on hand to help at all hours of the night and day
- We utilise the best equipment
- We have a team of highly experienced professionals
If you are concerned about lead in your water supply and need assistance in protecting your home and loved ones, call on Advanced External Solutions.