Last week we talked about sediment in the pipes of the house. In general, we wanted to examine 4 important reasons together that our time was sufficient for only one. Today we want to compare other reasons.
The second reason: high temperature of hot water
As mentioned in the previous part of the article, the probability of hot water pipe sedimentation is higher than that of cold water. Because the higher the temperature of the water, the rusting and erosion of the metal pipes happens faster, and the minerals and salts in the water settle easily, and with the help of the available heat, the water inside the pipes evaporates more. This is while the sedimentation process is much slower for cold water.
The third reason: improper functioning of the building’s water pump or a decrease in water pressure in the area
The lower the speed of the water flow inside the pipes, the easier the existing minerals settle and accumulate. And conversely! The higher the water pressure in the pipes, the longer the life of the building’s plumbing system will be and it will prevent premature wear and tear of the building’s plumbing.
Therefore, areas with lower water pressure or buildings where the water pump does not work well will experience cold or hot water blockage and pipe deposits in a shorter period of time.
The fourth reason: the plumbing system of the building
The oldness of the branches or the small diameter of the pipes of the building accelerates the process of rusting, erosion and their destruction, and as a result, it makes it much easier for the pipes to get sedimented.
Hot water pipe sedimentation and scaling methods
And in this part, we will introduce and describe the methods of descaling and scaling of hot water pipes. These methods are very important for plumbing in Toronto.
Use of anti-scaling solutions
These acidic solutions, with their special formulation, are the first and simplest method we suggest, which are very easy to use and have a reasonable price, and are able to remove the sediment and mass on the pipes of heating or cooling systems.
These compounds may cause respiratory problems or cause damage to the building’s plumbing system if used inappropriately and excessively. So don’t forget to pay attention to the instructions on the product before using it!
Such homemade solutions, such as combining water with: baking soda, vinegar, salt, etc., are much less dangerous despite their effectiveness.
Note: The miter descaler solution is not approved by the Ministry of Health to remove the pipe sediment.
Among the disadvantages of using this method, it can be mentioned that in the long term, cracks appear in the pipes, and the anti-scaling solution causes water to leak from these cracks by removing the sediment. In this situation, we recommend replacing the pipes.
Using electric purification technology
In this method, a kind of magnetic field is created by a device, and when the water passes through this field and the fluctuating energy, the structure of the solutes and minerals changes and they are taken from the water. During this process, the percentage of purity and solubility of water increases. Over time, minerals and changed solutes will gradually come out of the pipe and the percentage of sediment clogging will decrease. We recommend reading the tutorial on how to make a strong homemade pipe opener solution.
One of the positive features of this device is that it can be installed on different types of pipes.