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10/27/2015 05:00 AM Posted by: Vic Caso

Although the percentage of lead content in plumbing systems has been greatly reduced since the mid 1980s, unfortunately it is estimated that tens of millions of American homes and buildings still have lead content in their plumbing systems. When water passes through these lead pipes, lead fittings, lead flux or lead solder, the lead is leached into the clean water, which is then transported to homes, schools, hospitals and senior facilities.

The truth is that the amount of lead that is safe for consumption is ZERO.

Lead in drinking water is especially poisonous for infants, children and pregnant women. Studies have shown that even low levels of exposure to lead can cause a significant reduction in a child’s IQ.

If you own a home that was built before 1986, there is a good chance that your home’s water plumbing contains lead. If your home has galvanized or copper pipes, these pipes may have lead solder or other lead content that will contaminate the water, slowly poisoning you and your family. Lead is also commonly leached into drinking water through lead service pipes. Plenty of major U.S. cities still have lead service pipes that transport water.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

"The only way to know whether your tap water contains lead is to have it tested. You cannot see, taste, or smell lead in drinking water. Therefore, you must ask your water provider whether your water has lead in it. For homes served by public water systems, data on lead in tap water may be available on the Internet from your local water authority. If your water provider does not post this information, you should call and find out."

You might read that the only solution for preventing lead leaching into your drinking water is a complete repipe of all of your home’s pipes. However, this solution is not ideal because it is incredibly expensive, destruction and disruptive to your family’s lives.

The experts at TDT Plumbing have a much better solution: the patented ePIPE technology.

The patented ePIPE pipe lining process uses blown-in technology to create a protective barrier coating inside water pipes. This coating prevents water to touch the lead pipes, fittings, flux or solder, thereby preventing lead leaching or leaching of any metals. Environmentally friendly, as well as family-friendly, this method is non-destructive, so there isn’t any tearing out walls, floors, ceilings or landscape. Disruption is very minimal, if at all, and relocation is not needed.

Utilizing the ePIPE technology is the solution you are looking for if you want to protect your family from lead poisoning. Please contact me, Vic Caso, to learn more about how we can help!

Vic Caso
Vcaso@tdtplumbing.com
713-697-2088


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