Galvanized Plumbing

by Terry
(Ontario)

When it comes to galvanized plumbing, to what extent do you have to go to when replacing galvanized plumbing? I suspect that there may be some galvanized plumbing that runs up inside the wall from the basement to the bathroom on the second floor. I know in the bathroom the pipes that connect to the sink taps and the bathtub are both copper pipes. Also I believe the pipe that connects to the water meter, which is inside the house, that is on the city side of the water meter is galvanized piping too. Does that need to replace? Who’s responsibility is that?

Thanks

Terry

Home Insurance and Galvanized Plumbing


Home insurance companies prefer copper and plastic plumbing over galvanized. Some will not insure a home with any galvanized plumbing. Others will accept a small percentage and a few will accept it, but at a higher rate.

So the answer is: it depends on your insurance company. Most do not want you to have any galvanized plumbing at all. So you must replace it all with these insurers.

As for the pipe connecting to the water meter, that is likely your responsibility as well. Most municipalities only take responsibility for the pipes on the outside of your property line. Make sure to contact your municipality before doing any work in replacing that part of your plumbing.

Hope that helps? Thanks for asking.

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