What Causes Pinhole Leaks?

What causes pinhole leaks?

Pinhole leaks are usually caused by aging of your pipes. Over time, the minerals in the water start to corrode the copper. You may hear a constant drip somewhere over your head, or you’ll feel a spray on your head when you’re in your basement. A North Windham CT customer called us because she got sprayed when running a load of wash. She wrapped the pipe and put a bucket underneath to catch the water until we arrived to make the repair.

Pinhole leaks can cause bigger issues

If you start to smell a musty odor, that could also point to pinholes leaks. Water will seep into your insulation and drywall which will turn into an even bigger mold issue. Replacing a section of piping is much less expensive than a mold remediation process. If you suspect pinhole leaks in your home, please call a licensed plumber ASAP. Numerous pinhole leaks throughout your home may indicate a need for a water treatment system.

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Rapid Service is located in Columbia CT. We offer plumbing, electrical and heating repairs and installations for Eastern CT homeowners. Our Plumbing Installations include: well pumps, well tanks, water heaters, sump pumps, sewage pumps, toilets and water treatment systems. Plumbing Repairs include: clogged drains, frozen pipes, burst pipes, appliance hookups, clogged toilets, leaking pipes and odor or leak detection. Electrical Installations include service changes, panel upgrades, generators, electric heat, surge protection, outside lighting and interior fixtures. Electrical Repairs include faulty outlets, GFIs, and updating wiring and circuits. Heating Installations include oil or gas boilers. Heating Repairs include baseboard, piping, valves and coils. We offer FULL Kitchen Remodeling and Bathroom Remodeling services too!  Some of the towns we cover are: Columbia, Willimantic, Andover, Coventry, Bolton, Vernon, Ellington, Willington, Tolland, Mansfield, Willlimantic, Ashford, Chaplin, Windham, Lebanon, Colchester, Hebron, Marlborough, Glastonbury, Manchester, Portland, Middletown, East Hampton, Bozrah, Norwich, Franklin, Sprague, Lisbon, Scotland, Canterbury, Guilford, Madison, Haddam, Chester, Deep River, Essex, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, Waterford, New London, Montville, Groton, Ledyard, Stonington, & North Stonington CT.