Are my pipes made of lead?

Are my pipes made of lead?

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Are my pipes made of lead?

If your property was built after 1970 it is unlikely that you have lead water pipes.

You can check if you have lead water pipes by looking for the inside pipe that leads to your kitchen tap (where the water pipe enters your home) usually in the cupboard under your sink.

Check the colour of the pipes, lead pipes are a dull grey colour and if you scrape the surface, the metal beneath it is shiny and silver.

There's more information here on lead pipework and fittings.

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