Copper Pipe Repair

Copper Pipe Problems & Repairing Solutions

Many homes built in the 1960s and 1970s have copper pipes in the plumbing systems. The reason is because copper is long lasting – the problem is it doesn’t last forever. Copper pipes should be replaced every 20 years and on occasion even sooner than that. Over the years not only does corrosive residue begin to build up, but also the copper actually begins to wear down and leaches into the water. Mixed with all the other chemicals that are allowed in the U.S. water system, this can create a toxic chemical cocktail.

How Did That Get in There?

Copper can enter the water through contact with the plumbing. Then it leaches into the water by dissolving or wearing away of metal caused by a chemical reaction between water and your plumbing. Copper leaches into water mostly from pipes, but fixtures, brass faucets, and fittings can also be a source. The amount of copper in your water depends on all the different minerals already in the water, how long the water remains in the pipes, the amount of wear inside the pipes, and the water’s acidity and temperature.

How Did That Get in There?

Copper can enter the water through contact with the plumbing. Then it leaches into the water by dissolving or wearing away of metal caused by a chemical reaction between water and your plumbing. Copper leaches into water mostly from pipes, but fixtures, brass faucets, and fittings can also be a source. The amount of copper in your water depends on all the different minerals already in the water, how long the water remains in the pipes, the amount of wear inside the pipes, and the water’s acidity and temperature.

The Benefits of Copper Pipe Repair

When Nu Flow adds their patented pull-in-place structural lining throughout your home, you will notice several benefits including:

  • Longer pipe life

  • Little disruption to your daily life

  • Home and landscaping remain unharmed, no digging!

  • Big savings over re-piping or replacing pipes

  • Less copper contamination in your water

Copper Pipes Repairing

You can combat the issues that copper pipes are causing in your home by calling Nu Flow. Our system can repair your pipes without having to replace them. This incredible system leaves your pipes in place. All pipes are cleaned of years of build-up, which will give you improved water flow. Once the pipes are dry, Nu Flow then lines all your pipes with its epoxy lining giving you brand new pipes for a fraction of the cost of replacing them.

Contact Nu Flow Tech for copper pipe repair service.

Copper – The Good & Bad

Copper is a mineral and it’s a nutrient that human bodies need but just like most things, copper is okay in small doses but at high concentrations it can be toxic. If copper, as well as several other minerals, is consumed in mass quantities it can produce damaging oxidant radicals.

Excess stores of copper and iron can lead to the development of diseases in older age:

  • Alzheimer’s

  • Arteriosclerosis

  • Diabetes

  • other neurodegenerative diseases