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5 Factors That Impacts Your Pipe’s Early Deterioration

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Supposedly, our pipe system should last for at least 40 years. On the other hand, if your pipe is already deteriorating even if it’s just been installed a few years ago, this indicates that there are several physical, chemical and environmental factors that influences and impacts its early deterioration. The following are the factors that result to our pipes immediate deterioration. Keep in mind that when you notice these kinds of complications, try to take an instant action to resolve the dilemma.  

 

Changing internal water pressure

When it comes to water pressure, it should be constant and permanent and shouldn’t be too much for our pipes. When your water pressure alters from time to time, it weakens the pipe due to the changes of the amount of stress it gives. As excessive water pressure is present, it also provides too much stress resulting to our pipe’s early deterioration.

Most of the homeowners would probably be delighted with the gushing water pouring out of their shower heads, however, they don’t have any idea what this water pressure bring to their pipes. When you experience this kind of dilemma, try to ask for a plumber’s assistance and advice on what should be done if the problem persists.

 

Leakage

Leakage is the most common form of pipe problem. When there is a leakage, water will seep out your pipes even when not used and this would result in high water bill. Due to leakage, there will be a constant water flow that will erode pipe’s bedding making it exposed to soil moisture. Now this is the dreadful part, as your pipes are exposed to soil moisture, over time, corrosion will occur that results to your pipes’ deterioration. When the bedding is eroded, it diminishes the efficiency and structural performance of your sewer pipe. Thus, affecting the lifespan and durability of the sewer pipes.  

 

Water quality

The type of water that is being conveyed is most of the time the reason why it immediately deteriorates. For households that utilise metal pipes, it brings aggressive water that causes corrosion-causing drinking water. As corrosion occur, it gradually damages water pipes that precipitate our pipes to burst, collapse or leak. It will cause a further damage to our pipes if leaks are not found and not repaired immediately.

There are some instances when your area uses hard water. It staves off the chances of corrosion to occur most especially metal pipe such as cooper. The lime scale or the residue coming from the hard water will serve as an insulator to avert corrosion.

 

Flow velocity

If you use metal pipes in carrying out wastewater and sewage, it would be much better if these are lined. The purpose of relining the pipes is to support them from corrosion especially on a dead-end.  Most of the time, dead-ends are prone to corrosion on account that no water flows in them.

 

Backflow potential

Backflow is the source of the contamination of potable and non-potable water. This situation occurs when there is an imbalance of pressure happening within the cross-connections. This is deemed to be a deterioration factor because of the potable water that is being contamination by non-potable water. There are times that contaminants are not suitable for pipes that convey potable water. Thus, deterioration and corrosion will happen to the pipes that bring potable water.