Your Defect Recognition Inspector

Lead service piping

By Camrin Parnell | December 26, 2010 | No Comments


The Hamilton home inspector for BLT Home Inspections observed during his Hamilton home inspection a lead water supply service line.  The home inspector informed the client during his Hamilton home inspection that the home was built pre 1940’s and studies have concluded that lead service piping is a potential  health hazard, lead could enter the potable water. The Hamilton home inspector advised the client to seek additional information from municipal, provincial or federal health authorities concerning lead in potable water. There are a couple of  ways to eliminate the lead from the drinking water, one is to investigate municipal programs to remove the lead service piping and install a copper service line, secondly, to install an in line filtration system to remove the lead contaminants.

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