Water damage claims can lead in nonrenewal of policies or higher insurance premiums.
Undetected water leaks can lead in mold growth.
Replacing or repairing sections of copper pipe, which are under a slab are very expensive and temporary.
Pinhole leaks can damage furniture, ceilings, flooring, walls, and individual belongings.
Damage that arises from pinhole leaks maybe expensive than the re-pipe or repair.
Why this happen to me?
In copper pipes pinhole leaks is commonly referred as “pitting”; and it started more than a decade ago in different parts within the United States.
Studies have indicated that some pitting maybe due to a combination of trace elements in water, chlorine, high pH levels, and absence of natural organic materials that have reduced in drinking water.
Natural organic matter inclines to contribute to the mineral scale build-up, which occur naturally inside the walls of pipe; which ends up insulating and protecting the pipes from pitting.
Repiping your pipe with CPVC pipes is one of the most cost effective and efficient solution for this problem.
What to look from a plumbing contractor
Look for a plumbing contractor who will offer hundred percent customer satisfaction as well as peace of mind.
Plumbers who will drop their cloths over their work areas and walking paths to protect your house’s flooring.
A contractor who know how inconvenient it’s for you to be without water even for one day, hence they can work to solve the problem.
A company that is well equipped, and stocked with supplies and parts necessary to provide efficient and quick service.
An ideal contractor will test each re-pipe at about 150 psi, this is 3 times the normal working pressure in most water pipe system. This is to make sure their products and workmanship are water tight and meet the required standard.
It is advisable piping to be plumbed through attic spaces as well as concealed in walls where possible.
Also, the piping in attic should be secured and insulated to protect against the extreme attic temperature and water hammer noises.