Pipe Corrosion Cause & Effects
Old Pipes Can Fail From Corrosion or Restrict Your Water Flow From Scale Buildup
If your house was constructed over 20 years ago, you may have galvanized iron pipes, which slowly deteriorate until one day they break. It is simply a matter of time before one of these pipes fails and costs you thousands of dollars in water or sewer damage.
Even in commercial buildings, pipes repaired over time can be installed incorrectly so that they affect each other corrosively, resulting in pipe failure. If you have old pipes, low water pressure, dirty water, or even inconsistent water temperature, then it is time to consult a field tech from Rocket Plumbing & Drain Cleaning. Many times a repipe of your home or business is more advantageous in the long term.
Corrosion Is One Downside Of Old Piping, Low Water Pressure Is The Other
Low water pressure is an early indicator of plumbing trouble. Over time, pipes (especially galvanized pipes) develop interior corrosion, scale, and buildup that restricts water flow. For water supply pipes, the entry pressure of the water is constant, and that pressure can eventually lead to leaks developing, which can damage walls and cause mold to develop.
Have you ever been scalded in the shower when someone flushes a toilet? This is caused by constricted pipes and indicates plumbing corrosion. Your plumbing system was designed to service all water outlets simultaneously. Restricted flow caused by internal corrosion or leaky pipes causes cold water to be drained from the shower when it is needed for a toilet or sink. That leaves you with only hot water which can be dangerous.
So whether you think you might have leaks either with your supply lines or drain pipes, or your water flow is inconsistent, or you’re just not quite sure what’s going on, consider having a licensed plumber come out to possibly suggest a repipe. In the long run, the overall performance of your system is going to be better. And that’s better for not only your family but tenants (of commercial property) and your bank account too, saving you money that’s better spent for living better.