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Why You May Need to Have a Pipe Replaced

When plumbing pipes are first installed, they are designed so that they can last quite a while. In some cases, this could be up to a century. However, in other cases, pipes must be replaced. If you want to forego replacing your pipes for as long as possible, it is important that you know what sorts of problems can occur that will lead to you needing new ones. Uncover what some of the causes are below.

Corrosion

While the majority of pipes installed today are made of copper because it is more resistant to rust than other metals, there is still the possibility that they too can corrode. When a copper pipe comes into contact with chlorine or formaldehyde in the air or soil, the pipes will react poorly and likely begin the corrosion process.

Lime Scale

We’ve spoken about lime scale before, but in this case we’re referring to the mineral buildup that is caused by hard water being in your pipes for a long period of time. This blocks the inside of your pipes by filling them with hard calculus so that it becomes harder and harder for water to move through them. Once lime scale reaches a certain severity, all you can do is have your pipes replaced.

Need Pipes Replaced?

If you think your pipes are being compromised by corrosion or lime scale, call High 5 Plumbing today at (720) 330-4868! We can figure out if you truly do need pipes replaced and get the job done right! Contact us today for more information.