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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. Repairing water pipes is not cheap and nor is it a something that most people want to spend money on, that it why it is important to take the cleaning process seriously. 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. Your pipes will begin to have buildup on the inside of your pipes; this is a problem that can be erased by installing a water softener. Water softeners use salt and potassium filters to trap the unwanted minerals and clean up your water. This will cause your water to taste better and your pipes will be 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. These cleaners usually require you to pour them into your homes main water supply, but it is very important for you to flush the water and the chemical before you start using or drink 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 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 take care of this problem, a lime remover can be added to your water tank. After the product sits in the tank you will run the water through your faucets until the water is free from bubbles and 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, if you need help with this process you can seek professional advice.