The Top Causes of Pipe Corrosion

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Pipe corrosion is one of the biggest reasons why repiping is often necessary in older homes. It’s a natural and speedy process due to several factors. Sewer Studs recommend regular inspection of pipes. You may already need pipe repair in St. Petersburg, FL at some point. Let’s take a look at some of those factors and find out how you can prevent them.

Acidic Water

Your water can be slightly acidic. It may not be enough to cause harm to you, but it can cause serious corrosion in copper pipes. If you find that you need frequent pipe restoration or replacement, have the pH of your water tested. If it is under 7, you have acidic water that’s treatable with a whole-house acid neutralizer.

Hard Water

Hard water has a high mineral content. It can create mineral buildups on your pipes. They are next to impossible to clear without a full pipe replacement. A water softener in your home can get rid of hard water before your pipes become too corroded.

Metals in Water

Trace metals in water can steal electrons from metal piping. This can cause early corrosion. Have your water tested and treated before you need a sewer pipe repair service to fix the damage.

High Water Pressure

High water pressure can cause water to flow through your pipes at a high velocity. This will speed up the corrosion process. If your water pressure is too high, make the necessary adjustments. It may also help especially if you suspect any of the other issues on this list.

Pipe corrosion is a natural process and will occur no matter what. But these factors we’ve discussed can speed things along. In any case, if you are in need of pipe repair or repiping services, contact Sewer Studs today.

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