While the bathroom in your home provides privacy for illness or health habits that are unpleasant, many do not realize the damage that they could be causing to plumbing if your pipes are repeatedly exposed to the buildup related to vomit residue. To simply put it, an excess of acidic water, which is found in the stomach, can corrode your home’s pipes. Water with low pH and high acidity will dissolve metal pipes over time. As the pipes start to erode, many negative results take place, such as cracks that cause leaks and the increase of heavy metals in your water drinking supply.
Oftentimes, vomit components are undigested and empty into the plumbing into a solid form. This material causes clogs in pipes and can take a long time to completely dissolve and pass through the septic system, thus creating many problems for you as the homeowner. Some common health problems that involve frequent vomiting are migraine headaches, bulimia, intestinal blockage, and gastroparesis, to name a few. If you or a loved one suffer from these conditions, the experts at Beyer Plumbing in San Antonio can help you to reverse damage caused to your plumbing before the problem gets too bad to hopefully save you from the high costs of increased pipe erosion. Excessive vomit will pose a threat to the health of the plumbing in your home, but we can help you take action to get this situation under control and preserve your pipes.
The Component and the Damage
Most people are not thinking about their pipes when they are ill; however, this kind of awareness can save you from many costly repairs. Your plumbing pipes are not indestructible. Stomach acids can cause extensive damage to your pipes depending on their age and their current condition. Scale is known as water that has a high pH. When scale builds up on pipes and plumbing fixtures, it can drastically affect the efficiency of the plumbing in your home. Astoundingly, even if the plumbing in your home is PVC piping, if the pH in your water is off and the acid levels are too high, this can cause your pipes to melt. It is easy to see that without awareness being raised on this hidden plumbing catastrophe, you could be facing big trouble with the life expectancy of the plumbing in your home.
Corrective Maintenance to Avoid Pipe Corrosion
Everyone gets sick occasionally, and these occasional vomiting episodes do not pose a high risk of damage to plumbing in your home. On an occasional basis, the water that runs through the pipes is able to return back to a lower pH, and the residue buildup eventually erodes and passes. The effects of the damage to your pipes, however, are completely different when vomiting is excessive, and the pipes are constantly flushing this waste through the septic system. After a vomiting episode, it is important to thoroughly flush your pipes. Simply pouring a small amount of baking soda followed by a splash of vinegar and flushing with hot water will clean the residue and cleanse the pipes to prevent buildup. If there is extensive clumping from stomach waste, special care should be taken to ensure that all of the waste in the pipes is broken down so that it does not harden and cause backups in the plumbing due to blockages in water flow.
Drain Cleaning for Your Needs
Over time, the extended use of pipe cleaning products such as Drano can cause more harm than good to your pipes. If you are unsure of the job you are trying to tackle with your plumbing, it is best to call a qualified professional.
When the job seems too big, our experts offer services to thoroughly clean your pipes and ensure that the water flow is restored while also improving efficiency. Our experts always provide a cost estimate before any job and promise to offer you the best service for your issue.
How Expensive Is This Type of Damage?
Repairing, or at worst, having to replace your plumbing, is always a job you want to avoid. As your trusted professional, we will be honest and make sure we are using the most cost-efficient repair method for your problem. Underground water leak repair can be expensive due to having to dig through the ground to get to the pipe system, thoroughly assessing damage to the pipes, and conducting leak detection services. Our professionals at Beyer Plumbing in San Antonio are trained and qualified to give you the most accurate diagnosis and cost-effective treatment plan to remedy your plumbing issues. With the plumbing plans we offer, you as the homeowner are extended further peace of mind. You will be on top of all potential leaks before they take place and enjoy increased overall efficiency resulting in lower utility bills and extended equipment life. You can trust the quality of our work and the dependability of our staff.
Vomit: The Ugly Truth
Simply put, vomit is not good for your pipes, and you should avoid exposing your plumbing to this potentially hazardous material. Preventative maintenance of pipes by qualified professionals will help keep your drains flushing smoothly and water in your pipes flowing freely. If the proper pH is maintained in the water flushing through your pipes, you have less to worry about in the long run. While vomit causes a potential threat to your plumbing system, a good knowledge of how to perform maintenance of your septic system and recognizing early warning signs of buildup and erosion will save you as the homeowner from many costly plumbing repairs. The ugly truth about vomit is that it can be very damaging to your plumbing. However, with the help of a qualified professional, you can take action to tackle this hidden plumbing threat.
Beyer Plumbing to the Rescue
With their knowledge and expertise, you can be sure that Beyer Plumbing has what it takes to tackle all of your plumbing problems. Our services feature our unique “Beyer Plumbing Plan” which gives our customers peace of mind and many savings opportunities. Our experts have been in business for over a decade and have earned a reputation for honest and open communication, exceeding customer expectations, arriving promptly to every service call, and providing quality service that stands the test of time.
From emergency services to new water softener systems and hot water tank installation, and everything in between, our experts have been serving your community for over a decade and are looking forward to hearing from you. There is no job too big or small, and our professionals are happy to help you with all of your home’s plumbing needs. You can count on us for leak detection, basic pipe cleaning, pipe repair and replacement, commercial plumbing services, plumbing system inspections, and a host of water quality solutions.
Call us today to get started with a plan to help you save money and improve the life of your home’s plumbing. To get your most pressing home questions answered, call us today. At Beyer’s Plumbing in Antonio, we are here to serve you.