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.
In the event of a plumbing emergency, it is essential to know how and where to switch off your home’s main water supply, as well as the isolation valves on your several plumbing fixtures. A broken line, burst pipe, or sewage backup can cause severe damage to your home and possibly cost you thousands in water damage and water bills.