Copper repipe is a replacement of the faulty copper water systems in your home with either Flowguard Gold CPVC or L type copper.
Although copper pipes have been one of the more commonly used piping materials for domestic water service and distribution in homes, it is not immune to problems typical of copper pipes, especially pinhole leaks. Customers living in and around the older communities of Beltsville, Laurel, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Silver Spring are reporting a lot of pinhole leaks with their copper pipes. Nearly 80% of the copper pipe plumbing problems including pinhole leaks, involve homes built prior to 1970.
Pinholes leaks may go undetected in walls for months, providing anideal environment for the growth of mildew or mold.
The pinhole leaks problem with copper pipes is very complex and according to WSSC web site (Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission), involves many potential theories. Research indicates that numerous factors maybe involved in copper pipe pinhole leaks including: manufacturing, copper pipes thickness, installation, corrosiveness of water and many other factors. For more information these other factors and complete information on pinhole leaks, visit the WSSC page dealing with "Pinhole Leaks in Copper Pipes".
Sure Signs of a Problem with Copper pipes:
- Pinhole Leaks in Copper Pipes
- Moist/damp spots in your drywall and floor
- Reduced water pressure and flow
- Rusty or discolored water
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or simply want us to check for pinhole leaks in your copper pipes, contact Atlantic Re-Plumbing LLC at 703-726-3883 or 1-800-298-5317. Take us up for a free estimate to take advantage of our special offer.