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What You Need to Know About Corroded Pipes

This time of year is busy. Between Thanksgiving, Black Friday and holiday shopping, it can be a chaotic season. Plus, it’s one that is often centered around lots of cooking and entertaining.

This can be a bad combination for your plumbing systems as for many households it means that the times of greatest strain coincide with the times of overlooked maintenance and care.

Avoid this common issue by taking some time to clean and inspect your pipes this fall. After all, while Black Friday is great, black pipes are not.

Are You Noticing Copper Residue?

If you have copper pipes that are turning black, that is a sign of corrosion. A number of impurities can lead to this issue, including high sulfur levels and sewer gas in your plumbing system. This also can happen if your copper pipes are coming into contact with galvanized steel or if you have low-quality pipes with lots of impurities.

cooper corrosion

Whatever the reason, it’s important to locate and resolve the issue to avoid further corrosion. If you notice signs of corrosion, contact a professional for an inspection of your entire system.

Is Your Water Heater Corroded?

corroded water heater If you notice black specks coming out of your hot-water faucets, that could be a sign that your hot water heater is corroded. Minerals and sediment inevitably build up over time in your water heater.

While regularly cleaning helps to avoid this, over time your heater can become corroded, leading to a variety of issues.

If you notice black specks coming out of your faucets, it’s a good idea to have your water heater inspected to determine if there is any corrosion.

Water heater corrosion can lead to water impurities, leaks and water damage, so it’s important to address this issue as soon as possible.

The Importance of Pipe Cleaning

If your pipes become corroded, it can lead to black pipes and in some cases even black water. This can be incredibly dangerous and can mean that your home’s water supply has high toxicity levels.

Pipe cleaning is one way that you can help avoid pipe corrosion and keep your pipes in good condition. In some cases, repiping is also necessary to keep your plumbing system working properly and to keep your home’s water safe.

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If you notice any signs of corrosion, it’s important to have your pipes inspected and cleaned as soon as possible to ensure the quality of your home’s water supply.

Pipe corrosion can be costly and dangerous. If you have concerns about the quality of your home’s pipes or water supply, call a local professional for an inspection and cleaning.

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