Get Help Now:  804.282.1281
What Others Say About DKI
"We were extremely pleased with all your 
work and the efficiency in which all 
aspects were completed."
- Anne T.
"Thank you for your kindness and patience, 
your workers were both professional and 
friendly, I am completely satisfied with their 
work. You can be sure I will call you if I ever 
need your services again."
- Judith V.
"Thank you isn't enough for all of your hard 
work and effort. I really do appreciate all 
what you did"
- Craig
"Thank you so much for all you've done, I 
truly appreciate your caring and professional 
manner"
- Susan S.
"Your work crew did a fantastic job at 
cleaning my house"
- Vera B
"A big Thank You the crew did a great job we 
appreciate it"
- Maureen S
  • 1
Blog
12/11/2019
Calcium buildup in your pipes is a very annoying problem that can reduce their ability to deliver water effectively. To get a quick fix for calcium buildup, read this post by Walker & Frick Construction Co. in Richmond, VA.
 
The plumbing system in your home is meant to supply water to the different areas that may need it (from the toilet, to the sink, the dishwasher, and more). It is so important so you can lead a comfortable and sanitary life, that having something fail in it can become a huge annoyance. Calcium buildup on your pipes, for example, is one of those annoyances. It basically happens because of the minerals that are in water. After some time, they build up, clogging the pipes and in some cases, rendering them completely useless. If you've noticed that calcium buildup has messed with your home's normal functioning, the following post will share tips on how you can deal with it and reinstate your normal water supply.

If water, fire, smoke, mold, or other mishap has taken a toll of your home and it now requires professional property restoration in Richmond, VA, call Walker & Frick Construction Co. at 804 282 128.

The first step, before you do anything to your pipes, is to determine how big the clog is. Doing that will allow you to decide if you can take on this restoration project on your own. If the clog is too big, you'll be better off calling a professional company for it. You can assess the situation opening up the faucet and noticing the water supply. You may also take a look into the pipes and see how clogged they are.

The work you're about to do can get messy. If you're not careful, your floor, your belongings, and more, could get swamped with water. For that reason, before you even begin, you need to shut down the water supply for the pipes you will be working on. Simply, close the valve, and you'll be ready to go.

If you need professional assistance to get your home back to normal, trust in Walker & Frick Construction Co. Call 804 282 128 to get a free estimate on property restoration in Richmond, VA.

If you manage a household, then you're aware of the amazing cleaning powers that vinegar has. When used correctly, it can be ultimate cleaning solution. In this case, you want to 'clean' the pipes from calcium accumulating on them. To use it, you need to mix it with water and submerge the damaged pipe into it for a few minutes until the calcium dissolves. If you need extra power to deal with the situation, add baking soda to the mix.

Vinegar and baking soda may be great cleaning supplies, but in especially complicated circumstances, they may not be able to tackle the problem on their own. For those cases, you will need to resort to hydrochloric acid. However, before you use it you should be careful. For starters, do not use this on pipes that supply drinking water. Other than that, read the instructions fully to avoid a mishap. Likewise, know that this solution is incredibly corrosive, which means you won't be able to use it often.

Know that you can turn to Walker & Frick Construction Co. if you require professional assistance to keep your home functional and safe. Call 804 282 128 to learn more about their services, or if you require property restoration in Richmond, VA.

Even if you used the most abrasive solution, it's possible there will be some residual calcium still in and around the pipe. To get rid of it, you will need to scrub it off with either a brush or a sponge. The more detailed you are with this, the better water delivery you will have afterwards.

Last but definitely not least, you will need to take some measures to keep this situation from happening again. This is only a temporary solution and if there are a lot of minerals in your water, you can rest assured, the pipes will get clogged once more. To end it once and for all, you can invest in a water system that can help you.

Do you need construction services, mold remediation, water damage restoration, emergency responses, among many other services? Call Walker & Frick Construction Co., the property restoration professionals in Richmond, VA at 804 282 128.