For generations the pipes used
in home plumbing have been made of galvanized metal. The transition to copper
pipes was a revelation, because copper pipes, especially with the quality of
today's pipe products, are designed to last a lifetime. If your water is
running sluggishly, it may be a result of rust build up. Also, the rust can
affect the quality and taste of the water coming into your house. Once the
pipes have been replaced with copper, you may be free of these kinds of
problems for the life of the house.