Your plumber San Diego Expert Explains: How Should You Clean Your Water Pipes?

One part of regular home maintenance that is often ignored is routine maintenance of your water pipes. If you ignore this important issue for too long, you can be left with damaged water pipes that can be very expensive to repair. In order to prevent the rusting, mineral deposits, and clogs that occur over time, you must take a few simple steps to keep your pipes clean. Here are a few of the different chemical options that you have to help maintain your San Diego plumbing system.

Muriatic Acid

Muriatic acid is great at removing scale and mineral deposits. You may know this type of acid by its other name, hydrochloric acid. This type of acid is available for purchase in most grocery and hardware stores. Plus, it can be used with copper pipes. For the best results, you should use a pump to pour the chemical into your pipe and then allow the muriatic acid to soak for about one minute. After it has soaked, flush the sink with flowing water in order to rinse it off. It is highly recommended that you wear protective gear, such as gloves and goggles to avoid injury from splashing.

Water Softener

If you live somewhere that has hard water, then you may have noticed scale deposits showing up on your water pipes. These deposits are made up of calcium, lime and other minerals. If these are left unchecked, they can lead to clogs and eventual damage. We recommend that you install a water softener to avoid this buildup.

Commercial Grade Cleaners

If you have stains and mineral deposits that are particularly tough to remove, you may need to employ the use of commercial grade cleaners. Make sure to follow all of the directions.

Of course, if you ever need any additional assistance, you can call a plumbing San Diego expert from ACE Contractors. We’ll be more than happy to send someone out to assist.

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