Greenwood Plumbing tips to help Homeowner’s stop water line corrosion:
Have you recently noticed blue stains on your sinks, tubs or fixtures in your home? Did you know that laundry and even blonde hair can be tinted blue? Besides actual piping failure, these stains can also identify copper corrosion. Corrosion in plumbing systems is due to physical and chemical reactions between the pipe material and water. It’s important to have your water lines inspected by a Licensed Plumber.
The main causes of pipe corrosion are:
- Low pH (acid water) typically found on private well water
- Improper grounding of electrical appliances to the copper piping
- High velocity of water, relative to the size of the piping, causing hydraulic wear on the piping
- Poor plumbing installation practices
- Sand, sediment or other grit
What can be done to help prevent water line corrosion? Follow these simple steps!
- Check to see if there are unnecessary electrical appliances or wiring connected to the piping
- Make sure piping system is properly grounded
- Verify to see that there is electrical continuity throughout piping system
- Check for pH and see if water is corrosive