When managing a large property, the last thing you want is to incur hefty and frequent maintenance costs. Highrise buildings have an extensive network of pipes supplying water to the entire property.
Failing to keep the system of pipes in good working order can lead you to incur massive losses. In addition to using the aluminium pipes and fittings, here some other ways to increase the longevity of your pipes, according to Airenergy.com.au.
1. Treat your hard water
Hard water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium minerals and other trace metals. While these minerals might be harmless to ingest, they are damaging to your plumbing system. Rainwater is initially soft and becomes hard after absorbing these minerals as it flows over the surface.
Hard water reacts with cleaning products to creating build-ups within the piping systems. The buildup restricts the flow of water.
The restriction increases stress on your fixtures and pipes, lowering the longevity of your pipes. Mineral deposits also decrease the efficiency with which your appliances operate while increasing failure rate.
2. Get a professional to clean your drains
Food debris, oils, and fats, and even hairs can clog your pipes and cause them to back up. In such instances, it’s only natural for people to turn to locally available chemicals to clear the clogs. While you will unblock the drains, use of chemicals does more harm than good.
These chemicals tend to be corrosive, meaning that they will eat away your pipes from the inside. Worse still, such solutions don’t do a thorough job clearing the clogs.
That means you’ll have to reapply them every 3–6 months. High frequency of use increases the amount of damage you’re inflicting on your plumbing system.
Many property owners contend with frequent breakdowns of their plumbing systems, and it causes them to incur hefty repair costs. By taking some proactive measures, you can increase the longevity of the plumbing system.