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.
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.
Frozen pipes are not just a December problem for households. The freezing season continues until February, and until then your pipes are not safe from the shredding ice crystals that can cause it from bursting. But a damaged pipe is the least of your concern. When pipes become damages, whether caused by freezing or not, a series of issues around the household plumbing system tends to follow.