3 Methods of Fixing Clogs in Water Lines

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When homeowners think of the term “clog,” they immediately associate it with drains. Clogs closing off drains in kitchens and bathrooms rank among the most frequent hassles that can afflict plumbing. However, other parts of home plumbing can suffer from aggravating blockages, such as the water lines that bring water to you. These clogs usual occur because of a build-up of minerals along the interior of the pipes due to impurities in the municipal water supply.

When you start to notice a drop in water pressure in your home, or if water ceases coming out of some taps entirely, you may have water supply line clogs. Unclogging them requires professional plumbers: there’s no plunger you can use to affect an incoming water line!

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How Plumbers Fix Clogged Water Lines

Before using any of these repair methods, plumbers will check to make sure there isn’t a faulty fixture or blocked faucet aerator causing the trouble. After ascertaining that a clogged water supply pipes is the culprit, they can use these methods:

  1. Pipe removal and cleaning: The plumbers locate the pipes with the clogs and detach them from the rest of the plumbing. They then use powerful cleaners to thoroughly remove the deposits from the inside, then restore the pipe to place and test the water flow.
  2. Pipe replacement: This is the common solution for when pipe clogging has become extreme and/or the pipe is made from corroded older material. Plumbers will track down the pipes that are causing the trouble and remove them and put in new pipes, usually made of more corrosive-resistant material (copper, PEX, CPVC) and with a larger diameter to reduce water pressure.
  3. Air pressure: This is essentially the “plunger” for a water supply pipe. Plumbers attach an air hose line to the faucet affected by a local clog. They blast air pressure into the faucet, then run the water to watch for dislodged corrosion, calcite, etc.

Consider Installing a Water Softener

If the deposits that clogged your water supply pipes came from hard water (water with high mineral content), you should consider installing a whole-house water softener to prevent this problem in the future. Your plumber can help you schedule installation and select a model.

Bell Plumbing and Heating has offered water line repair and other plumbing services in Englewood, CO since 1926. We also carry a line of water softeners to help keep your plumbing healthy. Contact us any time of the day or night when you need skilled assistance with your plumbing.

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