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Corrosion Problems

Many rural properties in Mid Wales are on private water supplies, either from a well or borehole. Because of the local geology, most of those properties supplied by a well will experience some degree of corrosion in the plumbing system caused by acidic water. Typically this will result in a blue green deposit showing up on sanitary ware, especially below a dripping tap, and some people can notice a green tint in their hair after washing it! One of the most vulnerable parts of the system to corrosion is the hot water cylinder, as it’s often made of copper that’s thinner than the rest of the pipework, and this can result in damaging leaks and expensive repairs. Burst pipes anywhere on the system can also cause extensive damage, especially if they occur when nobodies around.

The best, and most cost effective way to solve this problem is to install a PH correction unit on the incoming water supply pipe. Basically, this is a cylinder around 900mm high by 300mm in diameter that’s usually filled with crushed natural limestone. As the incoming water flows through the unit the acid water is neutralised by a chemical reaction that occurs with the limestone; this prevents the acid attacking the copper cylinder and pipework present in your hot and cold water system.

If you have acidic water then we can specify, supply, fit and maintain a PH unit to suit your particular requirements. For further information please complete the ‘contact us’ section on the home page.

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