As homes age, the plumbing system ages too. Over time, buildup within the pipes can accumulate and literally ‘scale’ the interior sides of the pipe, causing them to become more narrow and more prone to drain clogs. Pipe scale can cause water to flow and drain slowly. If you need pipe descaling or drain cleaning, you can rely on Schroeder Plumbing. We offer a wide range of professional plumbing services. We can send a skilled plumber to your Mesa, AZ, home to inspect your plumbing system and suggest the ideal maintenance and repairs needed for it to function optimally. If you’re dealing with slow drains or frequent clogs, you might need a descaling service.
What Is Pipe Descaling?
Pipe scale is caused by a buildup of hard minerals, corrosion, and debris. The buildup sticks to the sides of the pipes and makes it easy for clogs to develop. Water tends to move more slowly through pipes that are heavy with scale. When you contact a plumber for pipe descaling, they can systematically remove the pipe scale so that water flows smoothly and more quickly through your pipes again.
What Is the Descaling Process
A professional generally has a choice of three types of descaling techniques for removing scales from pipes. The type of technique a plumber chooses depends on the pipes and the level of scale that’s affecting them. Once they select the best descaling process for your pipes, they can get to work. Once the pipes are descaled, you should notice an improvement in how your plumbing system works. We’ll visit your Mesa, AZ, home to carefully inspect your system and recommend the ideal descaling process for your pipes.
What Are the Three Methods of Descaling Pipes?
A plumber has three descaling methods to choose from when descaling your pipes. These methods include hydro jetting, chemical descaling, and electronic descaling. When you contact Schroeder Plumbing, we can assess your pipes and recommend the ideal method for descaling them.
Hydro Jetting Descaling
Hydro jetting is a common means for performing drain cleaning service, and it’s also used to descale pipes. To perform descaling by hydro jetting, your plumber will select a nozzle and cleaning tool to use with the hydro jetting hose. Then, they’ll insert the nozzle into the pipe and turn on the equipment. The powerful jets of water will loosen and remove any debris that’s clinging to the interior of the pipes as well as any clogs that may be developing. Unfortunately, high-pressure water may not be enough to dislodge a severe scale buildup. In cases where the scaling is severe, a different method might be chosen.
Chemical descaling makes use of certain chemicals that can chemically break down mineral and rust deposits in your pipes. This type of process works well when there aren’t current blockages because the level of scale on the pipes is significant. These chemicals are not commercial drain cleaners; so this isn’t a process that Mesa, AZ, property owners should attempt. These are professional-grade chemicals and techniques that plumbing pros are trained to manage.
Electronic descaling is a device that a professional can install in your plumbing system. The device produces a low-voltage current that charges the hard water minerals that collect on the pipes’ surface. Once charged, the minerals aren’t able to build up atop one another, narrowing the diameter of the pipe. In that case, they simply flow through the pipe along with the water. Electronic descaling can enhance the longevity of your plumbing system by preventing scaling from occurring. A plumber from our team can discuss if this type of process is ideal for your pipes.
Why Is Descaling Important?
Descaling is a process that’s similar to drain cleaning, except that the process scours mineral buildup that regular drain cleaning measures do not. You don’t want your pipes to become caked with hard water mineral buildup or rust because it can speed up their deterioration. The stress of the scales can lead to a weakening of your pipes and can certainly cause more frequent clogs to occur, which also places stress on pipes. Clogs can cause pipes to loose at the seams and leak. Clogs can cause pipe damage, forcing you to replace the pipe. No one wants leaks because the water can damage flooring, walls, and cause a mold outbreak.
Descaling is an important form of plumbing maintenance. If you have frequent leaks and you’ve already had your pipes cleaned, you may need descaling. Your Schroeder Plumbing pro will be able to advise you based on the condition of your plumbing system. No plumbing system lasts forever, but descaling can help you support the longevity of yours.
What About DIY Methods of Descaling?
Being a do-it-yourselfer is a commendable trait, but sometimes it’s simply more advantageous to call in an expert. Unless you happen to be a plumber, it’s probably best to let a plumbing professional descale your pipes. Remember that your plumbing system is an essential system of your home. As such, it’s an asset. If you attempt to descale your pipes and something goes amiss, you can do serious damage to your plumbing system. A trained plumber also has the ideal equipment and training to conduct descaling and other plumbing services. Rather than attempt DIY methods of drain cleaning and descaling, it’s safest to let a pro tackle the job.
If you need a plumber to descale your pipes in Mesa or nearby, you can rely on Schroeder Plumbing and our fair pricing. We can recommend the ideal method for descaling your pipes. Then, we’ll work efficiently until the job is done. Contact us to discuss this service further or to schedule a service call. We look forward to helping you maintain your plumbing system.