BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc., a leading plumbing company serving Brooklyn since 1906, has started an initiative to educate Brooklyn and Manhattan residents on the dangers of lead piping and is currently offering repiping services.
According to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, homes and buildings built before 1961 may have lead service lines, producing elevated levels of lead in tap water. These service lines - some of which are not up to code - can release large amounts of lead that dissolve into the tap water in homes and businesses. Water also absorbs lead through the fixtures in a building, increasing residents' potential exposure.
In addition to older pipes emitting lead into tap water, all pipes see decay eventually. The tubing on pipes gradually corrodes and rusts over time which could lead to a leak or even raw sewage entering homes. Repiping can not only add value to a home or business, but it also brings the assurance of compliance with New York City's plumbing codes.
"Repiping gives homeowners and business owners alike the assurance that all plumbing is up to New York City code and will avoid federal law violations," said Michael Petri, owner and president at Petri Plumbing. "In addition to bringing plumbing up to code, our plumbing experts can assess the water quality of your home or business."
Protecting homes from lead poisoning is an exercise the professionals at Petri Plumbing are familiar with, as they have helped numerous Brooklyn and Manhattan residents save on repairs and damage bills.
"Other added benefits of repiping are increased water pressure, no rusty or discolored water, being able to use more than one fixture at a time, and no more leaky pipes," said Chris Petri, assistant operations manager. "We pride ourselves on consistent, reliable and quality service since 1906."
To find out more information on how to prevent flooding for your home, call Petri Plumbing at (718) 748-1254.
About Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is a family owned and operated business serving Brooklyn and the New York City area. Founded in 1906, the company offers a 100 percent guarantee on all services, upfront pricing, and friendly and knowledgeable Service Experts for all kinds of home and business plumbing and heating needs. Services offered include water and gas pipe leak repair and installation, fixture installations, inspections, boiler repair, water heater installation, complete bathroom, kitchen, laundry & utility room remodeling and more. Petri Plumbing is also licensed and certified by Green Plumbers USA - the first in New York City. For more information, please visit: http://www.petriplumbing.com/
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