February 25, 2017
Galvanized steel pipes were commonly installed in homes prior to 1950. It has an average life expectancy of 40-50 years.
Over time, the galvanized steel pipes begins to rust or corrode from the inside out, resulting in reduced water pressure and restricted water flow. This presents an increased risk of leaks or ruptures occurring in the pipes and the potential for flood damage.
Insurance Companies prefer copper and plastic plumbing over galvanized. Depending on the insurance company, some will accept a small percentage and others do not want to have any galvanized plumbing at all.
** Always speak with a licensed insurance professional about your specific situation. The insurance information is general in nature and the policy wordings always take precedence.