Water pipes are the most challenging part of your plumbing system. They can be damaged easily due to external and internal conditions, and when the problems with the pipes start affecting our water quality, things can get very nerve-wracking. Of course, the water inside the pipes is never 100%. There are always certain elements, minerals, and sediment inside our water. Unfortunately, these particles can clog the pipes and harms your water heater and your health. So, these sediments need to be rid of. You can do this by yourself or through a professional plumbing company. If you choose to do it on your own, we will talk about the steps of cleaning.
To get rid of the sediment in your pipes, you should first know there is sediment. So, how can you detect it?
The first step is to cover the drain with a towel. Afterward, unscrew the tip of the faucet using a washcloth. Then you will see the aerator, which has three parts. Carefully remove these parts and be careful about their placement (it will be important later). After removing them, thoroughly put these parts in a bowl with vinegar and baking soda and clean the rest of the residues with the help of a cloth or a needle. When you’re sure all the parts are clean, rinse the pieces with water. Then, put the pieces of the aerator together and screw them back. This was the first step. After this, using only cold water, you should open 4-5 faucets and run them for about 30 minutes. At the same time, run the outdoor hose. Hopefully, after half an hour, you can see your water clearing up.
Of course, the ideal scenario is preventing sedimentation in the first place. Luckily, whole-house water filters are effective methods to avoid excessive sedimentation. These devices filter out the excessive mineral and sediments in your water throughout the house and prevent sedimentation.
After cleaning the sediment, inspecting your house pipes is an excellent idea to ensure your pipes are clean. Most of the time, homeowners don’t have the necessary tools and knowledge to complete this inspection, but plumbers do. If you need an inspection of your pipes or don’t want to deal with the cleaning of the pipes on your own, you can always use the help of a professional plumber. If you are looking for a reliable plumbing company in your area, reach out to professionals of Atlanta Property Inspection. Our team will guide you in finding the most reliable plumbing professionals and give you peace of mind. Additionally, for any other situations which require a home inspection, our expert team of home inspectors will help you. Call us today to learn more.