Water pipe problems can cause a lot of headaches, not to mention thousands of dollars in damage.
Watch out for these red flags, they can mean water pipe problems that prove costly. Learn how epoxy pipe lining can fix your pipes for good, and contact your local NuFlow Certified Contractor for help.
- Warped floors/wet spots
- Wrinkled or bubbled paint on walls or ceilings
- Walls that feel damp or cool
- Sound of water dripping
- Water has metallic taste or off-color
What Causes Leaks?
If your water is acidic, it can cause pinholes to form in the pipes and this causes leaks. These pinhole leaks are the main cause of copper pipe repair.
Age can also cause pinhole leaks. If the leaks happen in a place where they are not visible, you won’t even know they are there until you see water damage and/or mold. Plumbers believe the most common causes of pinhole leaks are:
Chloramines in the Water System
Chloramines are used to disinfect drinking water, but over time can have a corrosive effect on the pipes that carry it resulting in pinhole leaks or other plumbing issues.
Old Water Heater Corrosion
Pinhole leaks can also be created by bits of corrosion from old water heaters. Steel particles collect inside the hot-water pipes causing the interior of those pipes to deteriorate and eventually leak.
High Water Pressure
The force and velocity of high water pressure inside pipes can cause erosion. The maximum pressure allowed by the plumbing code is 80 pounds, but 60 pounds is the maximum recommended pressure.
NUFLOW REPAIRS COPPER PIPES
Copper pipe repair or replacement can be costly. However, with NuFlow your pipes will be thoroughly cleaned and then coated with our epoxy pipe lining making them as good as new. NuFlow’s system repairs your original copper pipes while they remain in place. This highly affordable epoxy pipe repair negates the need to tear up your yard, walls, floors, or other areas of your home or building. It is a non-invasive procedure, and your family or office workers can go about their normal daily routines.