One of the most frequent plumbing issues that plague homes nowadays is pinhole leaking. These small leaks mostly damage copper piping. Copper is the most popular metal used in today’s plumbing because it is light and corrosion-resistant; however, it is prone to this kind of leaks. Pinhole leaks also present a major frustration for plumbers because nobody completely understands why they occur. A condition called pitted corrosion influences copper pipes, resulting in the pin-sized leaks in the weakened metal. The origin of this kind of corrosion is still unknown, usually copper resists corrosion well.
The word “pinhole” speaks for itself, meaning that these leaks are really tiny. In spite of their size, these leaks can develop simultaneously in a couple of places, leading to deterioration of walls and floors as well as increasing water waste. They can occur anywhere and often for no apparent reason. Your plumbing can be taken care of with regular maintenance performed every year, but pinhole leaking will continue to waste water, create mold, and eat through drywall.
Sometimes the homeowners notice that there is some kind of a problem with their plumbing but they are not sure what that might be. The thing is that the pinhole leak is not easily detectable and might occur in places that are hard to reach.
Unfortunately pinhole leaks have spread widely at homes and business facilities in recent years. And mere aging of the pipes is not the primary cause for this. Pinhole leaks in copper pipes appear in such spots where they are not seen until the significant water damage and mold infection become evident. Different plumbers explain these leaks in different ways, but several causes stand out. The three most common of these are chloramines (a major source of corrosion on the interior surfaces of copper pipes) in municipal water systems, particles of corrosion from aging water heaters, and high water pressure inside the pipes.
So repairing of the pinhole leaks as soon as you notice them would be the best defense against troublesome condition. After you discovered a leak somewhere in your home (an increase in water bills, yellowed spots on the walls, bumps under the carpet, mold and mildew appearing in odd places) call Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning. We have over 50 years of experience dealing with plumbing issues and we will take care of any pinhole leaks in Pomona Valley homes fast and do our best to prevent them from reappearing in other places.
Our skilled and knowledgeable team at Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning has the necessary tools and uses latest technology to detect pinhole leaks promptly and efficiently.
Top-notch training and advanced equipment are necessary attributes of our service technicians. Our goal is to save your property and solve the pinhole leak problem once and for all! Contact us today!