Types of Pipe Corrosion Found in a London Home

Updated on Monday 12th November 2018

One of the most unpleasant plumbing issues is pipe corrosion. Our plumbers in London deal with it in any type of building, be it residential or commercial, and even if it cannot be seen inside the pipes, it can be seen when turning on the water and red rust starts pouring with it. It is very important to treat pipe corrosion in accordance with its type, however, for a proper diagnosis, it is required to request the services of plumbing professionals in London.

What are the main types of pipe corrosion?

Before starting to replace the pipes, it is best to find out the type of pipe corrosion you have in your home in London. Our plumbers also mention that different pipes can be subject to various types of pipe corrosion even if they are located in the same building.

These are the most met types of pipe corrosion:
  •           galvanic corrosion is perhaps one of the most common types of pipe corrosion – you can notice it when the water turns blue or green;
  •           erosion corrosion is one of the most dangerous types of pipe corrosion as it can lead to major leaks if not detected on time;
  •           bacterial corrosion is one of the fastest-developing types of corrosion and can damage a pipe in just a few months.

Water chemistry can also have a negative impact on the pipes in your London home, as a low pH of water can damage the pipes. Corrosion can also appear when the water is highly oxygenated or if you let hot water to run for long periods of time through the pipes.

Our plumbers in London can fix various types of piping issues, including those related to corrosion.

Is it possible to prevent pipe corrosion?

Unfortunately, there is very little that can be done to prevent pipe corrosion, however, a good maintenance of the piping system will definitely help you prolong their life and delay the appearance of corrosion. This is why regular inspections are recommended and replacing old pipes is necessary when buying a home. The pipes can also be coated and thus, corrosion can be delayed for years.

Our London plumbers offer many services, including maintenance and pipe coating services, so you can enjoy your home without dealing with severe plumbing problems. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any help related to the piping system in your London home.
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