If you have hard water in your home, you might have noticed white stains on your plumbing fixtures and even shower walls. The white stains are calcium deposits, also known as limescale. Calcium buildup is not only unsightly, but it can also clog pipes and reduce the lifespan of plumbing fixtures. If left untreated or not removed, it can cause major plumbing issues over time.
In this blog post, Mr. Rooter Plumbing covers some of the tried and tested ways to remove calcium buildup from your plumbing fixtures.
For pipes, pour the vinegar solution into the drain and rinse with hot water after letting the solution sit for 30 minutes.
Caution: Muriatic acid is a strong and potentially hazardous chemical. Make sure you use appropriate protective gear, including gloves and goggles. Also, work in a well-ventilated area.
If you’re unable to get rid of the calcium deposits, it’s best to leave it to a professional plumbing service. Professional plumbers have the experience and expertise to safely and effectively remove calcium buildup from your pipes and fixtures. They will also be able to identify any underlying issues that may be causing the calcium buildup, such as corrosion or hard water.
A water softener is the most effective way to prevent calcium buildup in your pipes. It removes the minerals that cause hard water, which in turn prevents them from building up on the inside of your pipes.
PEX piping is less susceptible to calcium buildup than traditional copper pipes. This is because it is made of flexible plastic that is not as easily corroded by hard water.
Regularly cleaning your faucet aerators, showerheads, and water heaters can help prevent calcium buildup from forming. You can also use a vinegar solution to descale your faucets and showerheads.
For all the plumbing issues you can’t resolve yourself, turn to the expert plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing. We provide a comprehensive range of services, such as plumbing repair, faucet replacement, water line installation, pipe replacement, and many more. Contact us today to book an appointment.