Do you have issues with plumbing leaks? Are you wondering why your home has broken pipes? Do you want to find solutions to prevent these issues in the future?
Broken pipes can be a severe problem for homeowners. Beyond paying for the repairs, broken pipes can also lead to expensive water damage. If you are going to prevent these problems, you need to find the reasons why your home has broken pipes.
While it isn’t as much of an issue here as in other places, pipes can freeze in Las Vegas. There are a few nights each year with temperatures below freezing. If the water in a pipe freezes, the expansion can cause it to break. The best way to avoid this is to find pipes at risk and insulate them.
As you may already know, Las Vegas has issues with hard water. With high mineral content, deposits can build up in pipes. The deposits can restrict water flow and contribute to pipe corrosion. The best way to prevent this is to install a water softener. The softener will protect your plumbing by reducing mineral content.
An old tree with extensive roots can be a threat to exterior pipes. They often invade sewer lines and cause damage. Roots can also put pressure on the supply lines leading to the house. The best way to prevent this is to avoid planting trees near pipes.
Beyond hard water, several other factors can contribute to pipe corrosion. Pouring harsh cleansers or other chemicals down the drain can be one issue. In some cases, the water supply might have contaminants that increase the risk of corrosion. Homeowners can prevent some forms of corrosion by installing a water filtration system.
Some of the older plastic pipe materials are more prone to defects than others. One example is polybutylene. They were once popular because of the low cost and ease of installation. It was only after years of use that people became aware of the material’s issue with leaks. The only way to prevent these leaks is to replace the defective pipes.
Contact the Red Rock Water Systems team to learn more about home water products. We are a local company with 22 years of experience with water systems. We would be happy to offer a free estimate or provide more information.
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