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How Corrosion Leads to Leaks

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Corroded pipes can be caused by years of wear and tear, harsh chemical drain cleaners and DIY drain cleaning methods. If you have corroded pipes, it’s important to contact your local plumber in Harrisonburg, VA right away to schedule a leak detection service. Speedy Rooter Plumbing explains why 

Low pH

Ph is the level of water acidity that’s measured from zero to 14, with zero being most acidic, 14 is the most alkaline, and seven being neutral. If your water’s pH is more acidic, it can corrode pipes in older homes, as these usually have copper or cast iron pipes. When left unresolved, corroded pipes will eventually develop holes and cracks that lead to leaks. Leak detection in Harrisonburg, VA can help determine the exact location of the leak, so we can mitigate the damage.

Extreme Temperatures

Oxidation can cause rust and corrode the interior of your pipes. Over time, this can make your metal pipes thinner and more vulnerable to cracks, holes and other forms of damage. Leak detection services can help you identify the source of the leaks and have these resolved before it can cause serious water damage to your property.

If you already have corroded pipes, extreme water temperatures can speed up the oxidation process and lead to several issues. If you notice signs of corroded pipes on your property, it’s best to schedule underground leak detection with your local plumber to determine if leaks have formed.

Chemical Drain Cleaners

Chemical drain cleaners can unclog your pipes, but they can also burn holes in your pipes. It's crucial that you know what to use and not to use when cleaning drains. You can consult a leak detection specialist to locate any leaks on your property. When dealing with clogged pipes, it’s best to turn to a professional plumber rather than trying to resolve the problem on your own. As experts in the field, we have access to effective drain cleaning methods that get rid of blockages efficiently without damaging your pipes.

Speedy Rooter Plumbing offers quality plumbing services, including water leak detection and repairs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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