Get the Facts on Copper Pipe Leaks

Do you have copper pipes in your home? If so, you’ve got a durable and strong system for delivering clean water to your home for drinking, cooking, and other purposes. Although they’re projected to last about 20 to 25 years, they don’t last forever. Leaks are one of the most common problems that affect copper pipes. If you notice warm or hot spots on the floor, wet carpet, spots on your walls or ceilings, or abnormally high water bills, it could mean you have a leak in your pipes. If you notice any of these issues, you should call the plumbing contractors in Brevard, NC at Hamilton Well & Pump.

There are many things that can cause copper pipe leaks. Pinhole leaks are one of the most common. This is the perforation of the copper pipe, tube, or fittings used in your plumbing system. It’s often the result of pitting corrosion on the interior surface of the copper pipe.

Even though we don’t know exactly what causes this internal pitting corrosion, it’s believed that the minerals in the water cause this problem. Your home’s water pressure can also cause leaks. If the pipes installed in your home are too small in diameter for the pressure and flow of water that’s coming through, it could lead to big problems.

Regardless of what causes your copper pipes to leak, it requires the help of highly-skilled, trained, and licensed plumbing contractors. That’s when it’s time to call Hamilton Well & Pump in Brevard, NC.

When you ignore leaks—from copper or any other type of pipe—they can cause damage to your walls, ceilings, floors, and even the structure of your home. They can also lead to the growth of dangerous mold. But things don’t have to go this far. Hamilton Well & Pump offers a full range of plumbing services including leak detection and repair. We also offer water well drilling, service, and repair. Call us for all your water and plumbing needs in Brevard and Transylvania County.