Protect Your Home’s Water Pipes
Maintenance of your water pipes is very important; this includes cleaning them. Water pipes can become backed up with debris and lime deposits, it is even possible for roots to grow and breakthrough the pipes. Having to repair your water pipes will but a big dent in your bank account, to avoid this unnecessary spending you need to keep your pipes as clean as possible. After reading this you might think that it is impossible to keep your pipes maintained but there are a couple steps you can follow that will ultimately save you money.
Many people live in areas of the country with hard water; for these people it is important to install a water softener. Hard water is full of high amounts of calcium, lime and other minerals. You will be able to tell that you have hard water by the buildup of white flakes around your faucets, shower heads, and sink bowels. Minerals can build up inside your home’s pipes but this is a problem that can be solved by purchasing a water softener. Water softeners work by trapping the unwanted minerals in a salt or potassium filter. Your water will taste better and you pipes will ultimately be a lot cleaner.
Commercial cleaners are our next suggestion for you, there are a lot of them on the market available to you. These cleaners will use chemicals to get rid of the rust, lime and calcium deposits that have built up in your home’s pipes. Cleaners require you to dump the chemicals into your home’s main water pipe, in doing this you must be sure that the chemicals are all flushed out of the system before you use any of the water in your home. It is important rinse your pipes to ensure that all of the chemicals are out because the chemicals can actually eat away at your pipes. Get advice from a professional if you aren’t sure what cleaners are best for your pipes.
Lime buildup is a common problem for hot water pipes and lime removal can fix this problem. Hot water breaks up lime deposits and lets the lime move through your pipes, when it cools it will result in buildups and clogs in your pipes and this leads to poor water pressure. Lime remover can be added to your water tank to take care of this problem. Run your home’s water until you no longer see any bubbles or foam. If your home has a lot of lime or if you use a lot of hot water you may have to repeat this process multiple times or periodically. Again, professionals will be able to help you if you are not sure what to do.