Average Lifespan of Various Pipes

At Repiping Professionals, we possess the extensive knowledge of repiping products and services to properly distinguish various types of pipes from one another. The lifespan for specific pipes depends its material composition. It’s imperative to understand the lifespan of your piping in order to avoid expensive pipe repairs if expiration or a malfunction occurs. If you’re curious about the age of your pipes, feel free to speak with one of our Los Angeles repipe specialists.

The following expiration for these commonly used pipes are:

  • Brass pipes – Whiles the usage to these are uncommon nowadays, there are still
  • Cast Iron pipes – They can last between 75 to 100 years.
  • Copper pipes – Considered one of the best options available, these can last 50 years or more. Proven durable inside and outside your home.
  • PEX pipes – Developed in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, studies have shown that PEX should last indefinitely. It’s important to note that PEX can only be used indoors, since exposure to direct sunlight and the elements may cause it to deteriorate.
  • PVC Pipes – Similar to PEX pipes, PVC pipes can last indefinitely.
  • Steel Pipes – Despite the lack of use in modern commercial or residential buildings, galvanized steel pipes can last around 20 to 50 years.

If you’re living in a building that’s 50 years or older, contact our specialists for a free estimate today.