• Howard Gallagher

How To Descale Your Pipes

Hard Water is an issue that affects your plumbing system. Hard water can exist in any part of the country the most common regions are the southwest state. It can affect your water pressure negatively. Even though mineral buildup on your pipes can happen quickly. Descaling your pipes can be a quick and affordable process. It’s time to flush your water lines and descale your pipes. Here is everything you need to know in regards to descaling your pipe.

Mineral Buildup


The process of magnesium, potassium and calcium deposit in your water is quite simple. Rain flows down into the ground and enters through the pipes in your home. When the water is heated, it leaves the residual mineral sediment on various surfaces. This mineral buildup can end up in your shower or washer. A tell tale sign of mineral buildup is decreased water pressure over time. This is because of faucet or showerhead buildup.


Descale Your Pipe Tips


You will need 2 items 2 gallon jug of vinegar and water heater. There are chemical cleaners. However to extend the life expectancy of your unit. We suggest only using natural cleaners like vinegar or citric acid. Empty pipes by turning on the faucets and flush your toilets. Turn off your water heater . Attach a garden hose to the bottom valve of the water heater. Start draining your unit at least 2 gallons of water and start refilling the tank with vinegar. Once the tank is replaced with vinegar and water solution, Turn the water heater back on. Hot water supply valves back on. Open hot water taps around the home until you smell vinegar. After that close the water taps and let it sit in your system. You need to leave the vinegar and solution in your plumbing system for at least 24 hours. Flush your pipes until you can no longer smell vinegar .The vinegar taste may be in the pipes for some time afterwards, but it is completely harmless .



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