Protect Your Wallet and Your Water Pipes
Maintaining and cleaning your water pipes is very important. 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. Keeping your pipes clean might sound impossible but I will give you a few simple steps that will save you money and keep your pipes maintained.
Many people live in areas of the country with hard water; for these people it is important to install a water softener. This hard water contains all lot of minerals including calcium and lime. 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. Softeners work by circulating water through a salt filter that traps the unwanted minerals. Your water will taste better and you pipes will ultimately be a lot cleaner.
The next suggestion is to use commercial cleaners, there are a broad range of these cleaners on the market and they will work to keep your pipes clean at all times. Commercial cleaners use chemicals the rid your pipes of calcium deposits, lime and rust. To use these cleaners you pour them into your home's main water pipes and flush them throughout the house, you need to be sure that all the chemicals are flushed from the pipes before your use your home's water. 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. If you want to know the best cleaners for your home's pipes you can always get advice from a professional in your area.
Lime removal can help fix the lime buildup in your hot water pipes. 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. To help with this problem you should add a lime remover to your home's water tank. Run your home's water until you no longer see any bubbles or foam. If your home uses a lot of hot water or if your water has heavy lime you may need to repeat this process. Again, professionals will be able to help you if you are not sure what to do.