“Disinfect Water Pipes?”

Did you ever disinfect your water pipes? When was the last time you thought about how clean your water is? A lot of people are intimidated by the thought of drinking tap water because they just don’t know how clean it is. We all know how dirty the construction process can be. Pipe is shipped to the site (sometimes from other countries) unprotected. Suppliers leave pipe lying unprotected in storage yards, and then plumbers leave it on the job site unprotected. At the conclusion of the construction process, the pipes are flushed, and the general contractor/ owner etc. makes the assumption the job is done. But if they didn’t disinfect the water pipes problems remain. In our 40 years of plumbing and construction experience, we have flushed out spiders, mice, snakes, and mud, but we know that flushing alone does not clear the lines of bacteria. This is not a hidden fact: it’s just not talked about as much as it should be. When the State and Federal governments construct a new building it is mandatory to disinfect water pipes. It is written in the law and is included in the specifications for all construction. If its a good idea to disinfect water pipes for a school or court house, don’t you think it’s a good idea to disinfect water pipes at your home or business?

At least 1/3 of gastrointestinal illness is caused by water-borne parasites such as Cryptosporidium, E Coli, and Giardia Lamblia. These parasites can cause excruciating symptoms. They are also responsible for approximately 1,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. Our municipalities do their best to protect us by keeping the water supply safe, but once the water leaves the municipal system, the safety of the water is up to each property owner. You can protect your health by protecting your water supply. If you disinfect water pipes you are eliminating a potential or even an exisitng hazard

The fact is that municipal water contains less than 2 parts per million of chlorine, while disinfection requires at least 50 parts per million. City water departments mandated disinfection of new water mains and assumed that local building inspectors were enforcing disinfection for all public buildings and restaurants under the Title 22, UPC & CPC codes. However, we have found that in many smaller jurisdictions, these mandates had not been enforced due to a lack of available information. This problem is being addressed, and inspectors are becoming better informed. You can be both safe and prepared with inspection and testing your water pipes, and we can disinfect your water pipes.

Our Service

U.S. Trenchless of Sacramento and San Jose provides the same kind of disinfection used by the most stringent water authorities. Typically, to disinfect water pipes, takes 24 hours and completely eliminates live parasites. It is also very affordable.

The Culprits

2169365-150x150Cryptosporidium

This nasty protozoan can lead to acute and chronic cramps, diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Water treatment technology cannot filter out cryptosporidium due to its small size (5 microns), so it can easily slip into the water supply. What’s more, cryptosporidium is resistant to chlorine.

This insidious parasite hatches its eggs in the digestive tract, leading to weeks of physical misery. In 1993, the Milwaukee water supply became contaminated with cryptosporidium, and more than 100 people died as a result. Escape tragedy by knowing the facts about water pollution in your locality. The best way to avoid cryptosporidium poisoning is to filter your home water with a good quality filter that can trap microbes smaller than 5 microns in size. For information about water filters that trap cryptosporidium click here. Boiling water for at least 1 minute can also help.

cdc-image-of-e-coli-150x150E Coli

These tiny bacteria can also enter our systems through the water supply and take up residence in our bodies. Though E Coli is not as threatening as Cryptosporidium, it can still cause painful symptoms including abdominal pain, bloody stools, inflammation, nausea, vomiting, cramping, fever, and occasionally death. When E Coli is present in water, it suggests the water has been contaminated with fecal material.

As with Cryptosporidium, a good water filter should keep you safe from E Coli. For water filters that trap E Coli click here. Boiling water for at least 1 minute can also help.

giardia-150x150Giardia lamblia

Like Cryptosporidium, the parasitic protozoa, is also chlorine resistant. Its symptoms mimic those of colitis, often leading to incorrect diagnosis. Typical symptoms include cramps, diarrhea, and nausea.

As with E Coli and Cryptosporidium, a good quality water filter can trap Giardia. For water filters that trap Giardia lamblia click here. Boiling water for at least 1 minute can also help.

Contact U.S. Trenchless of Sacramento and San Jose to disinfect your water pipes, and for all your pipeline inspection, pipe lining or repair needs.