All pipelining systems are at risk for corrosion. And if your Philadelphia property’s pipes are older, your risk is much higher. Fortunately, The Pipe Shark has years of experience in preventing and repairing pipelines that have been impacted by corrosion.
What Causes Pipe Corrosion?
Pipe corrosion is common in older pipes, but there are certain factors that cause some pipes to corrode earlier than others.
- Water temperature: Extremely hotter water typically means more corrosion for your pipes and makes them more susceptible to rust.
- Water velocity: If your water flow is high or changes direction, the turbulence can cause corrosion.
- Chemicals in water: When your water has a higher level of calcium, it may cause more build-up which can speed up corrosion.
- pH levels: If your copper pipes’ pH level is too low, it can cause harm to the protective layer.
- Oxygen in water: High oxygen levels are shown to degrade metal and lead to rust.
If you suspect you have corroded pipes, it is important to repair them quickly. Putting off a repair too long can cause damage to resident’s health while also having a negative effect in other ways including premature failure of hot water heaters, premature failure of other plumbing systems, and stained fixtures and foul odors.
Signs you have corroded pipes
If you are concerned your pipes are corroding, keep an eye out for the following symptoms:
- Your water tastes or smells weird – oxidation may be causing your water to take up too many minerals, resulting in a strange smell or taste.
- Discolored water – keep an eye out for any discoloration in your water – especially in the morning. Corrosion in copper pipes can cause water to look blue/green while steel pipes may cause water to have a reddish/brown tint.
- Leaks – corrosion is a major cause for leaks or cracks in your pipeline. If you suspect you have a leak, it could also mean you have corrosion.
The Pipe Shark’s Approach to Corroded Pipes
At The Pipe Shark, we take diagnosing and repairing pipes that have been corroded seriously. With our trenchless technology, we are able to give you an accurate inspection and solution quickly.
Sewer Camera Inspection: Our camera inspection service allows us to get an inside and detailed look at your pipeline’s condition. By navigating a small, water-proof camera throughout your lines, we can pinpoint any signs of corrosion and recommend the best solution based on our findings.
Trenchless Pipe Lining: This method of sewer pipe lining is a great option if your pipes are showing minor signs of corrosion. By re-lining a damaged area of pipe, we are able to create a brand-new, durable seal that will stop further corrosion and protect your water flow.
Trenchless Pipe Bursting: Our trenchless service of pipe bursting may be the best solution if your pipe needs replacing. This process can be completed quickly by breaking away the old one and installing a new pipe all at once.
If your Philadelphia property’s pipes are suffering from corrosion, The Pipe Shark is here to provide a lasting and affordable solution, Call us today to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment!