How Do Fluid Flow Velocities Impact Pipes?

Feb 22, 2023

Fluid flow velocities can have a significant impact on the pipes in your home, and if not managed correctly, it can lead to a range of problems such as water damage to your property. The severity of the water damage can depend on what occurred and the length of time that the water has been there. Here are two ways that fluid flow velocities can affect the pipes in your home.

Corrosion: High water velocity can cause your pipes to corrode over time as it can prevent the protective corrosion layer inside a copper pipe from thickening, leaving internal areas exposed. When water is present in the pipes for extended periods, rust can form resulting in the breakdown of the pipes, meaning leaks and other types of damage.

Burst Pipes: If there is an increase in the constant flow of water there will also be an increase in the overall moisture. When that moisture meets exterior walls, doors, and windows, it freezes. When water freezes, it expands, which can increase the pressure on your pipes, causing them to break. Burst pipes can cause significant damage to your home, leading to flooding and other types of water damage.

Fluid flow velocities can have a significant impact on the pipes in your home if not monitored. If you’re unsure about how to properly maintain your home’s pipes or have experienced water damage, contact the Insurance Litigation Group today for a no-charge home inspection and damage assessment! Let our experienced and aggressive adjusters and insurance attorneys help get you paid for what you may be entitled to under your policy.

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