pH Neutralising

Water with a pH less than 7 is acidic and corrosive and can create issues of water weeping and leaking especially around the hot water cylinder area and in solar panels. When copper pipe is bent, the outer surface is stretched and is more vulnerable to “pinhole” corrosion. Blue/green/turquoise staining where a tap drips is copper being corroded – this can stain light laundry and even blonde hair. Ingesting heavy metals is a health concern.

Raising pH is simple. A colum of treatment media in a fibreglass reinforced plastic tank is installed before the water enters the building to raise the pH to 7 (neutral) or slightly above for alkaline water and an immediate solution to the problem.

Using a faster dissolving media or mixing two medias to achieve a fine layer of material deposited on the inside of the pipework initially can help to arrest pitting with on-going damage reduced. Typical average household maintenance thereafter is an annual top-up of a bag of media, which we arrange as part of our automated maintenance service.