We’ve got a brand new renovation tip – copper pipes! These water pipes running through the walls of your home can form tiny pinhole leaks. Water then drips, soaking the insulation, creating a breeding ground for mold. These leaks can cause corrosion and major drywall damage. Copper is a very low-cost material so a majority of homes were built with copper plumbing throughout them. Not all copper pipes experience corrosion however it is best to take proper precaution to avoid mold and mildew buildup. Pitting corrosion is difficult for a homeowner to identify before it becomes a larger problem and will often result in expensive repairs.
If you’re thinking of a possible renovation, keep in mind to check your pipes. If they happen to be copper, consider replacing them with a more sustainable material like PEX piping.
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Copper Pipe Corrosion