Your home’s water line is the pipe that brings water from the municipal water main into your home. It is obviously a vital part of your home’s plumbing system. It will also probably last a good long time. Water lines are designed to last up to a hundred years under the right circumstances. If you want your water line to last as long as possible, though, you are going to need to be aware of certain problems that can end up severely shortening its lifespan. Let’s take a look at some of the water line problems that you need to be aware of.
Tree roots are always seeking out new water sources to help them grow. If you happen to have a couple of trees on your property, there is a fair chance that a root will eventually find its way into your water line. Once there, it will grow and expand into an entire root system. This will eventually restrict the flow of water through your water line, as well as punch several holes in the pipe. Annual pipe inspection can help us find any roots in your line before they grow out of control, and then remove them.
Copper pipes are remarkably resistant to many forms of corrosion, but not all of them. There are still some types of corrosion, like formicary and pitted corrosion, that can weaken the pipe and open leaks. It is important to have your water line inspected for leaks, so that we can have them patched as soon as possible. As long as we catch them early enough, your water line should still last a good long time.
If your water line needs inspection, call The Sunny Plumber. We provide pipe inspection services throughout Phoenix, AZ.