Do you have a home built before the 1960s? If you answered yes and you haven’t replaced your old pipes with a new, safer version, you might want to consider doing so. In the past, home builders would use galvanized steel piping, which can easily corrode and cause lead buildup in your water supply. One common material which was used to replace these steel pipes in the past is polybutylene piping. While it was once highly regarded, this material has been found to turn brittle over time due to chlorine found in water.
If you still have steel or polybutylene pipes in place, it is recommended to have a whole house repiping done to protect the safety of your loved ones.