Pipe Descaling in Great Falls
Are you concerned about frequent sewer backups or clogs in your drains? Do you feel like your home isn’t getting enough water and you’re not sure why?
Call us at The Pipe Doctor and we’ll come find out. One of the things we’ll check for is scale in your pipes. If it turns out that you need to descale your plumbing pipes, we’ll get that done for you, too. Here’s what you need to know about the process.
What is Pipe Descaling?
Scale is a substance that builds up in your pipes and that can block them completely. It is made up of minerals deposited from the water that flows through the pipes as well as other substances that get caught in the rough texture that the minerals create.
As time passes, this substance hardens until it seems like rock. When you get enough layers of this on the inside of your pipes, waste and water can’t flow through them as you need it to.
Pipe descaling involves removing scale so that your pipes are clean on the inside and water can flow freely through them again.
How to Descale Pipes
When we come to descale your plumbing pipes or start descaling your sewer pipe, we’ll almost always use hydro jetting. This technique involves shooting a very concentrated stream of water into your pipes. Our equipment allows us to control the concentration of the water and where it goes.
We’ll aim the hydro jet at your scale. The water is so powerful that it can break up the hard pieces of scale. They will fall off the sides of your pipes. Sometimes, we have to go in and remove these pieces manually. Other times, we can use chemicals to further dissolve them or we can spray them all the way to your city sewer line.
If we deem hydro jetting a poor solution to your scale, we’ll use one of the other methods at our disposal to get rid of it. No matter what, we’ll get rid of the problem so your pipes can function normally again.
Call The Pipe Doctor whenever you need to descale plumbing pipes. We’ll have a local plumber in Great Falls come to you right away and work fast so you can get on with your life. Make your appointment today!