Rust Never Sleeps
Corrosion, commonly known as rusting, can seldom be completely prevented. But in most cases it can be minimized and controlled – provided proper steps are taken.
Corrosion is the most common form of environmental attack on materials. Oxygen from the air reacts with metals turning them back into compounds similar to their original ores. The environment will eventually destroy any metallic material.
Failure from corrosion is not limited to metallic materials. All plastics exposed to the elements will change their properties in some manner. Sun rays can produce embrittlement. Plasticizers can evaporate. Polymer chains may break up, destroying the product. And if the piece of plastic in question is part of a plumbing system, further damage can occur.
The rate at which environmental degradation failure occurs is dependent on many important factors. It can be exacerbated by improper use, poor maintenance and the like. And that's where legal exposure can occur as well.
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