When there is high mineral content in your areas, such as limestone, chalk, and gypsum, the water becomes dense resulting in what we call hard water. This phenomenon causes white, solid films to form around faucets, drains, pipes, and appliances. When left alone, the mineral deposits begin to build up, creating what we now call limescale.
Imagine the big pile of sediments and other wastes that have built up and clogged your sewer line. Now, imagine how much waste goes through a city’s sewerage every day? With all the solid waste made up of grease, oil, and concealed fat mixed together with tissue paper and wet wipes, there is bound to be a big massive chunk of sediment build-up.
Like how a normal hammer sounds like when it starts banging on something, a water hammer sounds the same way. A water hammer is not just a problem that requires immediate attention because of its consequences, but also the sound it makes it also relatively annoying and unsettling to have in your home.
Pipeline systems can last for a very long time. Depending on how well you take care of your plumbing fixtures and the material they are made of, a pipeline system can live up to 100 years. Materials such as cast iron lines have an average lifespan of 75 to 100 years. Copper lines can exceed 50 years, and brass supply lines can last around 50 to 70 years.
Plumbing repairs and maintenance can be a bit expensive. Not just that, but the constant need for the use of household fixtures and HVAC units can also take a toll on your utility expenses. But, don’t worry! You can do a few things as a homeowner to significantly decrease your monthly plumbing expenses.