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 your internal stop tap (usually found under your kitchen sink) and checking the inside pipe thats connected to it, where the water pipe enters your home.

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 and replacing your pipework.

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