Plumbing in Rosenberg, TX – What Can Cause a Copper Pipe to Leak?

Broken pipe

Marvin Ohl, an experienced plumber and owner at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg, explains to us all about his experience in dealing with copper pipes that leak.  When a copper pipe leaks it is usually due to two situations, either from accidental damage or wear and tear. Sometimes a copper pipe can also start to leak because the pipe was not appropriately fixed and will end up needing further work in order to correct this mistake.

There are plenty of people in the Rosenberg area that, when they notice there is a leaking pipe, will immediately pick up the phone to contact an emergency plumber.  However, as Ohl states, the first thing you should do before contact a plumber is turn off the water. If the water is shut off then the emergency is averted for the time being and then you can opt to have a plumber show up during regular business hours or if it truly is an emergency and you need your home’s plumbing in order right away, opt for an emergency plumber in Rosenberg.

One good practice is to periodically inspect the pipes to ensure that they are clean from any type of grease in order to help prevent the possibility of a leak from starting on a copper pipe.  Depending on the quality of the copper pipe, leaking pipes normally start to corrode due to flux left on the pipe work itself.  It is normally the acid that starts to attack the copper which will cause a green mold to appear over the pipe, and over time, this mold will eat away at the pipe, reducing its integrity, until it is weak and a leak occurs.

Another reason with why a leak my start is due to water, air and the copper itself. All the 3 types of these ingredients will start the corrosion process of the pipe leading to the corrosion eventually eroding away the integrity of the copper pipe, causing a leak. Of course, with copper pipes, water and air will take many, many years to do its damage to the pipes.

When corrosion from the inside of the pipe begins, this is normally due to air that has been trapped inside the plumbing system. The corrosion in the pipe unfortunately will not be visible to the naked eye and unfortunately it is irreversible, unless that is, it is part of your central heating, where you can place a liquid inside. Any special liquid that is chemically designed to stop water leaks or help mitigate a very slow leak will start to work and stop a very slow leak.

Once the green mold begins to proliferate on a copper pipe, it is like a disease and it will eventually spread. The best recourse that can be accomplished is to stop the outer copper pipe from any further corrosion by cleaning the area and always attempting to keep the area dry.  If you have a problem with your home’s plumbing leaking or for any other plumbing-related problems then give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg a call today to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg is a full turn-key solution for professional plumbing repairs, installation, service and maintenance for both residential and commercial plumbing in Rosenberg, TX. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg, we have on-call professional and friendly emergency plumbers that are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and three hundred and sixty-five days out of the year for your convenience. We understand that problems and emergencies with your plumbing can arise at any time and as is more often the case at the most inconvenient times and this is why we offer 24-hour services throughout the Houston Metropolitan area.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s professional and experienced expert plumbers will take care of all of your plumbing-related needs. So, if you need professional plumbing in Rosenberg, TX, you can count on our plumbers to provide on time plumbing related service for you throughout the Houston, Katy, Rosenberg and Sugar Land, TX area. If you are looking for a professional plumbing service company to make repairs, maintenance, or installation services then you need to look no further than Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, Texas for all of your plumbing needs.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg is one of the most prestige and trusted local plumbing companies in the Houston area. Our high standards of service, customer satisfaction and explicit attention to detail is what makes us one of the most trusted plumbing service companies that both homeowners and businesses in the area can rely on time after time. When you give us a call, you can rest assured knowing that you are in very capable and professional hands and will receive the best plumbing services in the area. Our commitment to service and excellence is reflected in our rock-solid A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

If you are having a plumbing-related problem in your home or office and you need professional assistance, then do not hesitate to reach out to Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg today. One of our professional and friendly plumbers will take care of your plumbing in Rosenberg, TX. Give us a call and one of our team members will be more than happy to answer any of your questions or concerns and schedule an appointment with you at your earliest convenience in order to assess the plumbing problems and to resolve the issues promptly. Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg a call today if you are looking for professional plumbing in Rosenberg, TX that you can count on. If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay.