All good things must come to an end. Even your home’s plumbing. Fact is, nothing lasts forever, and despite being quite durable, your pipes will need to be replaced at some point in the future.
Understanding the general lifespan of each type of plumbing pipe material can give you insight into when you might expect to encounter more frequent leaks, breaks or repairs. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, a plumbing inspection can help give you a good idea about the condition of the pipes in your home or business.
Lifespan of Plumbing Pipes
Supply Pipes: usually under constant pressure and likely to do a lot of damage if they burst.
- Brass: 40-70+ years
- Copper: 50+ years
- Galvanized Steel: 20-50 years
- Cast iron: 75-100 years
- Polyvinyl chloride: indefinitely