Why You Should Descale Your Pipes

Why You Should Descale Your Pipes

Oct 12

Your pipes are the lifeline to your water supply. So, naturally, you will want your pipes to function the way they were intended and keep the water flowing without any issues. Unfortunately, sometimes you’ll encounter problems such as slow running water or no water running at all.

One cause of a slow drain or limited water supply could be due to hardened scale buildup in your pipes. The scale is hard water that has condensed into deposits. The hardened scale consists of concentrated amounts of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals. Here’s why descaling your pipes is an essential part of home maintenance.

Weakened Pipe Walls

If left untreated pipes that are clogged with scale can cause corrosion and weaken pipe walls. If it’s gone too far, then most likely you will have to replace them and that can be a costly headache.

Hard Water and Other Plumbing Issues

Hard water can cause other plumbing issues. It’s important to test for hard water to avoid buildup on plumbing fixtures and appliances. Your water heater could be susceptible to hard water deposits and can cause other appliances to operate less efficiently as well.

Increased Energy Bills

When you have scale buildup in your water heater, not only does it reduce its life expectancy, but it can also cause more energy use. Using more energy also means a higher energy bill. Mineral deposits make it harder for your water heater to take longer to heat water which ultimately makes it work harder and longer.

If you are experiencing slow drains, it could be time for a drain cleaning. Pressure water jetting is one of the safest and most effective ways to get your drain pipes clean and remove stubborn, hardened scale. For the toughest of clogged water lines, it’s best to consult a professional plumber. AAA Service is available for all your plumbing needs. Contact us today!