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Copper Pipes

Pinhole leaks are tiny, destructive openings in copper pipes. Although many plumbers now use PEX piping, millions of homes still have copper pipes. Pinhole leaks can cause the entire plumbing system to fail. They happen when corrosion inside a pipe gets severe enough to reach the pipe’s exterior. It can occur if the velocity of the water going through the pipe is very high, or when pipe fittings are too close together.

Misplacement of pipe fittings may be considered a construction defect due to poor workmanship. Dripping noises or higher water bills are indications of pinhole leaks. Mildew or water stains on walls, as well as areas of mold, are another clue.

Copper pipes are usually in the walls and are the supply line of the water in your house. These are pressurized lines that spring pinhole leaks and caused water to flow in your walls unbeknownst to you. Sometimes they are more noticeable, and cause a sudden gush of water. Other times a leak can occur in the walls, causing extensive damage. Please be cautious around your home and noticing any signs of moisture in the walls including staining discoloration, musty smells, flies or anything unusual. Insurance companies often try to deny these claims if they believe that the leak was ongoing for 14 days or more. It is important to report your claim to the insurance company immediately as soon as you notice the leak. If you notice a leak ongoing for more than two weeks and fail to report it your claim may be properly denied.

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Progressive
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ST_JOHNS
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Capital
Tower-Hill
Universal
CITYZEN
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Omega
Safe-Harbar
Front-line
Florida
GEoVera
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Lexington
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