If you’ve read our last blog, then you already know that high water pressure can cause your pipes to prematurely break down, which could lead to expensive repairs or replacement. Protect your pocketbook and your plumbing by reducing your water pressure! High water pressure isn’t the only thing that can put unnecessary stress on your pipes! The following is your guide to hard water and your pipes from our Edwardsville plumber:

  • Hard water – Hard water can hurt your pipes in two main ways, clogs and corrosion. The minerals in hard water can build up on the inside of your pipes, which can restrict the flow of water and eventually lead to clogs. This can also lead to higher water pressure, which we’ve already learned is a bad thing for your pipes. Hard water can also shorten the lifespan of your pipes, because it causes corrosion at the fittings and joints.  One of the most obvious signs of hard water is a buildup of a white, filmy substance on your faucets or showerheads. Check out our previous blog to learn more common signs of hard water. The best way to prevent hard water from causing a problem for your pipes is to soften it with a water softener!

Don’t let hard water or high water pressure cause you to have to fix expensive leaks or pay for replacement pipes. Keep your pipes in great shape by reducing stress! Do you have any questions or concerns about preserving your pipes? If so, please contact us right away! We are always happy to help.