Plumbing pipes are designed to last quite a long time, some of them even up to a century. However, there are a number of different problems that can lead to early pipe replacement like corrosion. So, if you want to keep your plumbing pipes in the best possible condition, you need to be aware of some of these problems. Here are 2 issues that can lead to pipe replacement.
Corrosion: The majority of plumbing pipes in today’s homes are made of copper. This is used because of its resistance to rust. Though it doesn’t degrade as easily as iron. It is susceptible to different kinds of corrosion. Chlorine and formaldehyde particles in the air and soil react poorly with copper. It eats into the pipe and weakens it. If sufficiently advanced this will require the pipes to be replaced.
Lime Scale: This is a mineral buildup caused by hard water flowing through your plumbing system over a long period of time. This will restrict the flow of water through the pipe. Making the plumbing system less efficient. If the limescale is not caught early enough, it will harden and become impossible to remove without running the pipe. At that point, the only way to restore full plumbing functions will be to replace the pipe.
The best way to deal with these issues is to have your plumbing system professionally checked at least once a year. Express Plumbing Heating & Air will be able to identify any of these issues. Using video inspections of the pipes and recommendations on appropriate measures for fixing them