Immortality is only found in fictional stories and movies. No one that we know of has lived forever. Everyone on this planet has a definite life span. This applies to your home plumbing system as well. Let it be the pipes, sinks, toilets, showers or faucets everything has its own life expectancy. As homeowners, you should be aware of the average lifespan of your home plumbing system. It is a different thing that the lifespan of all plumbing fixtures depends on the usage, weather, installation, maintenance, and quality of products used.Let’s take a look at the life expectancy of plumbing pipes and fixtures in your home.
Supply pipes are usually made of galvanized steel or copper or brass. The average lifespan for each of these pipes vary. A copper pipe can last up to 50 years, a pipe made of galvanized steel can last for up to 20-50 years and a brass pipe can last up to 40-70 years.
Drain lines are usually made of cast iron or PVC. The average lifespan of a drain line made of cast iron is 75-100 years whereas a PVC drain line can last up to 50 years.
The lifespan of a faucet depends on the manufacturer, the quality of materials used to make it and its usage. On an average, the lifespan of a good quality faucet is 15-20 years.
Water Softener and Sump Pump
The average lifespan of a water softener is up to 20 years whereas the life expectancy of a sump pump is about 7 years.
Toilets, Urinals, and Shower Heads
The life expectancy of toilets, urinals and shower heads is 100 years. The life expectancy of a shower head can be lower than 100 years, if it gets spoilt due to excessive mineral build-up.
The life expectancy of a kitchen sink is about 100 years.
If you have been using all your plumbing pipes and fixtures beyond the above-given lifespans, then you might want to consider getting them replaced or repaired or at least inspected. You can call our Edmonton professional plumber to get your plumbing fixtures installed. Pro Plumbing is a plumbing company based in Edmonton. Our plumbers cater to all kinds of plumbing issues. To know more about our services, get in touch with us at the earliest.