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Calcium buildup, when left to its own devices, can completely ruin your pipes. To learn how to deal with it on your own, read this post that Daniel's DKI in Indio has put together for you. 

The pipes that deliver water through your home make your life much easier. Without them, you wouldn't be able to shower, wash your hands, clean the dishes, and much more. However, the water they supply to your home is full of minerals. While this doesn't have much impact on your daily life, it can cause headaches in the long run. This is because those minerals can get trapped inside the pipes. Over time, that clog will become so big that your pipes will no longer work as desired and may even be rendered useless. This is not only annoying but given the stated importance of your pipes, not having running water through your home can be troubling. For this reason, assessing the condition of your pipes regularly and taking steps to get rid of calcium buildup is essential. To learn how to do this, continue reading the post below.

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How to Get Rid of Calcium Buildup in Your Pipes

Evaluate the Situation

Before you even begin this restoration project, you have to learn how big the issue is, where it is located, and if you can handle it on your own. To that end, you must spend some time evaluating the situation. If, after doing so, you decide that this is too much for you to handle, you can call a professional property restoration team that can take care of it for you safely and expertly.

Shut Down the Damaged Pipe

Lest you want to spend the rest of the day getting rid of spilled water and/or wasting this precious resource, you should cut off the water supply to the damaged pipe. Do this before you start the maintenance project, so you don't end up with a mess in your home. This will also help you work on the clog much more easily and effectively.

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Use Vinegar for Your Pipes

Vinegar can save you a lot of trouble when cleaning your home, and this case is not the exception. You can use this ultimate cleaning solution to help you in this situation, too. All you have to do is mix a bit of vinegar and water and submerge the clogged pipe in it for a few minutes. You'll notice that the calcium will start to disintegrate. If this isn't the case and the pipe is still clogged, adding a bit of baking soda to the mix can help you.

Use Hydrochloric Acid

If the clog is too much for the vinegar, water, and baking soda mix you created above, you can turn to hydrochloric acid. Dilute it and submerge the pipe in it again. This will surely get rid of the clog, but it can be very damaging to your pipes (and to you as well). Be very careful when handling it, and make sure not to use it too often. It's also crucial that you avoid using it on pipes that supply drinking water.

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Scrub, Scrub, Scrub!

Once you have gotten most of the calcium out of your pipe, it's time to remove the rest of the residue that remains in there. To that end, you will need a brush or a sponge. After you've grabbed your preferred tool, you will need to scrub, scrub, scrub the pipe with it until it's squeaky clean. This will seriously improve your water delivery.

Keep It From Happening Again

Last but not least, you will have to prevent this from happening again. As mentioned above, calcium buildup takes place over time because of all the minerals present in the water. This means that you will have to go through this process every so often to get rid of the calcium that builds up. If you want to avoid this issue altogether, however, you can get a water treatment system that can eliminate the excess minerals in your water.

Call Daniel's DKI at (760) 320-2128 to learn more about the services they offer and how they can assist you, or if your home requires professional property restoration in Indio to stay good as new for longer.