Clogs or leaks in your pipes can be caused by a variety of factors. Sometimes this means all new plumbing, but that can come with a high cost and inconvenience. In this post, we’ll discuss another option: Descaling. Descaling your sewer pipes is the process of removing all the grime, minerals, and rust from inside the pipes, helping them last longer.
HOW IT WORKS
There are two primary ways to clean or descale your pipes. One involves using force to scrub the pipes clean, the other is by using chemicals to break up the materials caught in the pipe so you can then wash them away. Trenchless Replacement Specialists use a tiny camera to inspect the pipes to determine damage. Based on that inspection and whether the pipes carry water to or from a home will help determine the best method of descaling.
Hydro jetting is the descaling method most common when a pipe is badly clogged. A blast of water will help remove any blockages or debris. After the first blast, we’ll attach a special descaling nozzle that will send pressurized water through the pipe. A rotating chain makes sure that the stream hits all sides of the pipe, fully clearing any rust or minerals that have built up inside.
Chemical descaling is more common if the blockage is relatively minimal. Flushing acidic chemicals down the pipe will weaken calcium and magnesium deposits as well as the rust.
GOOD FOR THE PIPES
Descaling is a safe and effective way to clear your pipes. Clearing your pipes instead of replacing them saves you time and money. Descaling also improves water flow and drainage at your property. If you are experiencing ongoing backups or other sewage problems, descaling may be an option for you. Trenchless Replacement Specialists offers descaling service using state-of-the-art equipment and technology. If necessary, we can replace your pipes as well, with no digging! Make an appointment online or call us at 432-580-7693.