Plumbing systems are designed to last for 60 or more years, but that doesn’t mean they’re invincible to corrosion. The expertly trained technicians at Snowbridge Inc. can help you slow the effects of pipe corrosion, repair the damage, and prevent it in the future. Our team uses the most advanced technology to inspect your plumbing system and handle any issues that arise. Whether you’re dealing with the challenges of an older property or just purchased a home and need to have the plumbing evaluated, our team can handle the job.
Causes of Pipe Corrosion
Age and continuous use of your plumbing system are two of main factors behind pipe corrosion, but there are other elements that may also speed up the process.
- Calcium: Calcium and other minerals in the water can create buildup in the pipes. If not removed, that buildup can increase the rate of corrosion.
- Oxygen: Oxygen in the water can degrade metal pipes, creating rust. Rust pieces and other debris can become deposited into the water creating clogs.
- Water pH level: The protective barrier of copper pipe systems can be damaged if the pH is under a certain level.
- Water velocity: Extreme water velocity can create corrosion, especially at the pipe elbows where water turbulence can be most damaging.
Pipe corrosion caused by these issues and more can be damaging to your plumbing system and your water supply.
Treating Pipe Corrosion in Colorado
Ignoring your plumbing is a sure way to run into major problems down the road. At the first signs of corrosion, restore the integrity of your pipes with trenchless pipe lining. Unlike traditional plumbing repair methods, pipe lining only requires one or two small access holes on your property. A liner is coated in epoxy resin and inserted through the access hole into you pipes. Water or air is used to inflate the pipe, pushing the resin into the pipe’s inner walls. When heat is applied, the resin hardens, creating an entirely new pipe lining inside the corroded pipe.
How to Prevent Pipe Corrosion
One of the best proactive moves you can take against pipe corrosion is to schedule a routine camera inspection for your plumbing. A sewer camera inspection allows our highly skilled technicians to determine which pipes have been compromised by corrosion and other common threats, like pipe debris and tree root invasion. The high-definition camera sends back a live picture of the inside of the pipes. Images from that video can be saved and used as a comparison once the pipes are repaired and cleaned.
Work with the Leading Pipe Professionals in Breckenridge
As plumbing professionals, the Snowbridge Inc. team completes each job with state-of-the-art equipment to inspect your pipes. These advanced tools allow us to identify your piping material, plumbing age, and determine the condition of your system. By utilizing a camera inspection each year, you can detect small plumbing issues, like pipe corrosion, before they become emergency plumbing repair needs.
Schedule your appointment with the Snowbridge Inc. team today and allow our advanced equipment and friendly technicians help you extend the life of your plumbing.