Is your water bill higher than you believe it should be? The reason may be a leak in one of your pipes.
Unlike many plumbing problems that can be detected on sight, a leaky pipe may be hidden from view, and even if you inspect your pipes the trouble may be small enough to avoid detection. This is certainly the case with pinhole leaks, which are commonly found in copper pipes. Whether caused by chlorine particles in the air or soil that degrades the copper, the result is a pitted corrosion process that can open enough space to leak a couple of drops of water at a time. That doesn’t sound like much, but if it happens every few minutes of every hour of every day, the result is going to be higher water bills and, eventually, widespread water damage.
Unfortunately, such leaks routinely remain undetected until the area around the leak has already
further rotted out the copper pipe. There’s no easy answer to why such leaks happen in the first place. The good news is that it’s easy to avoid potential pinhole leaks by simply having your plumbing inspected at least once a year. The professionals at Drain Express can find and patch
any pinhole leaks long before they have time to damage the plumbing system too heavily. That results in a potential savings in repair costs of thousands of dollars – not to mention getting your water bill back under control.