I always took my home's heating and cooling system for granted. That is until I found myself battling one of the hottest days in years and my air conditioner simply refused to turn on. After contacting my local HVAC contractor, I learned that my cooling coils had frozen over from a lack of maintenance. He did get my AC back up and running that day, but he also helped me to look at my heating and cooling system in a whole new light. I have spent a lot of time over the last few years learning more about how to properly maintain my HVAC system and ultimately lower my energy costs. Today, I would like to share this knowledge with you so that I can help you to avoid some of the costly mistakes I have made in the past.
If you have old plumbing pipes in your home it can be expensive to have them all replaced. Instead of doing this, you should hire a plumber to see if lining your pipes would be a good option for you. If you cannot decide if you would like to do this, below are two reasons you should consider it.
Keep Pipes Healthy
The older plumbing pipes get, the more susceptible to damage they become because they break down little by little over time. One thing that can cause damage is the water flow capacity that goes through the pipes. Over time, this water flow can put a large strain on your pipes and when this happens pressure builds up against the pipe walls. This will start the pipe walls to weaken. If you put a liner in your pipes this protects the walls so the water capacity flow will not damage them, such as causing small cracks or even burst pipes.
Another thing that can cause damage to old plumbing pipes that pipe lining will take care of is mineral deposits. This is because these deposits can grow on the inside of the pipes, which can cause a lot of water clogs, as well as leaks. This could also cause your water to become contaminated. Over time, these material deposits cause your pipes to completely break down.
Prevent Landscaping Problems
If you choose to have your pipes replaced, your yard will have to be excavated which can result in a lot of landscaping problems. Because pipe lining does not require any type of digging you would not have to have this problem.
One method of installing pipe lining is known as the pull in place (PIP). A liner that has been saturated with epoxy is pulled into the pipes using special equipment. Once the epoxy is inside the pipes it cures within a couple of hours and the job is finished. The plumber uses two access points to install pipe lining, one access point is to feed the liner into the pipes and the other access point is to pull the liner in place.
If there is only one access point, the plumber will use the inversion method of installing the lining. They will first clean the lines and the liner is shot into or pulled into the pipes via inversion.
Once your pipes are lined there will be no joints. This helps prevent roots from invading the pipes. This lining also prevents calcification from occurring because calcium deposits cannot adhere to the lining.
Contact a plumber in your area to learn much more about pipe lining. The plumber can come to your property to determine how many access points you have so they will know what they need to do. Visit a website like http://www.cblucashvac.com to learn more.Share
18 April 2017