If your pipelining system is older, it is at a high risk for corroded pipes. Corrosion is the culprit for a variety of plumbing issues, but our team at Hi-Tech Plumbing and Leak Detect has the experience and technology to stop it before it causes serious damage to your property. Our team services Bethany, Edmond, Nichols Hills, and Oklahoma City.
Causes of Pipe Corrosion
It is no surprise that corrosion occurs in older plumbing systems as a result of years of use. While in some ways corrosion is inevitable, there are a few factors that influence the severity and amount of corrosion in your lines.
- Water temperature – if your water temperatures are too hot, it can cause more corrosion
- Water velocity – how fast and the direction of water flow can speed up corrosion in your lines
- Chemicals in water – if your water is higher in calcium, it may cause more build-up which speeds up corrosion
- pH levels – low pH levels in copper lines have been shown to harm protective layers
- Oxygen in water – high oxygen levels may degrade metal and lead to rust
Impacts of Corrosion on Your Edmond Pipes
Corroded pipes don’t go away on their own and will just spread and become worse if not repaired quickly. In addition to posing serious health risks to the residents of your property, corrosion can also negatively impact your system through hot water heater failure, premature failure of your plumbing system, stained fixtures, and bad smells.
Symptoms of Corroded Pipes
If you are experiencing unusual smells, distasteful water, discolored water, or pipe leaks, it may mean that you have corroded pipes and should call a professional at Hi-Tech Plumbing and Leak Detect immediately. Unusual smells or taste of your water can be due to oxidation that is causing your water to become contaminated due to corrosion. Discolored water that is a red or brown color is a sure sign of pipe corrosion that indicates you have rust within your pipes. Leaking pipes also indicate corrosion because it is allowing for your pipes to weaken and leak due to their deterioration.
Our Solution to Pipe Corrosion
If you are experiencing symptoms of corroded pipes, our team at Hi-Tech Plumbing and Leak Detect will diagnose and repair your lines quickly using our advanced trenchless technology. All of our services begin with a sewer camera inspection allows us to get an accurate look at the condition of your pipelines so that we can recommend the best repair. Our technician will navigate a small, waterproof camera throughout your lines, pinpointing any areas or signs of corrosion.
If your pipe is showing minimal corrosion, it is important to stop it before it gets worse. Our trenchless service of pipe lining uses epoxy resin to completely coat the damaged sight, preventing spreading of corrosion and giving you a new and durable seal.In situations where your pipes are severely corroded pipe, pipe replacement also known as pipe bursting may be the best option. This works by inserting equipment into your pipes to break away the damaged area section and install a new one.
If you are concerned that you have corroded pipes, Hi-Tech Plumbing and Leak Detect will diagnose and repair your lines efficiently and at an affordable price. Call us today to schedule an appointment.