Water Line

Galvanized Steel Pipe

The lifetime of Galvanized steel pipe is ten years. And it starts corrosion after that. However, it takes 30~40 years to be leaking. These pictures are showing the corroded parts of the pipe.
After 15 years, rust materials are stocking at the inside of the pipes. This picture should be over 30 years. This rust material will reduce the water pressure.

Copper Pipe

The lifetime of this pipe is 50 years. Even that, the leaking of this pipe will be the following reasons. *.When it is not appropriately sweated. *.When it gets a continuous water hammer. (vibration sound) *.When the rust materials are on the surface of the pipe.

This copper tube is passing on the steel, which is the worst installation. The copper tube will leak soon.

Polyprophylene Pipe

When this material is used under the ground, it will be a very nice material. Still, if it is above the ground, there are many possibilities of breaking the pipe because of vibration.

This picture is showing the repaired part near the meter due to the vibration.

This picture is showing the disconnected pipes and reconnected pipes installed in the house. Since this pipe is plastic, it is straightforward to be broken at a hot water line. However, this pipe is much cheaper in installation.

Low Pressure Faucet

Most water pressure issues come from the old waterline, and you can solve them by repiping the waterline. However, if one of your faucets has not plenty of water (less pressure water), you need to clean the strainer of the faucet spout.

First of all, you need to take out the strainer.

Turn the spout strainer to the left side and take it off. You may have to use a tool to take it off.

Clean the strainer. When you clean, you need to clean even the tiny holes.

Reconnect the strainer and turn the water on. You will get the vital water again.

Emergency Valve

If you open the sink cabinet, you can see this valve.
We call it an angle stop valve, and this valve is working for an emergency case.

When a fixture is leaking, you can shut this valve off. But sometimes, this emergency valve does not work with 3~4 years of usage because of frozen plastic parts.

You may check this valve often for the working.

When you look for the angle stop valve, you can find out two kinds of valve. one is thread style, and the other is compression style.
Compression style is only for copper tubes, and thread style is for all pipes with thread.

Gate Valve

Valve A
Most of the house is using this valve, but it is accessible to out of order because of frozen.
Valve B
Recently many houses are using this more convenient valve and safety.