Chloramines – The Pinhole Leak Problem

Whole House Complete Filtration System Orange County CA

Chloramines, a combination of chlorine and ammonia, are being added to the municipal water supply in many areas. It is currently the most popular water disinfectant being used. However, this chemical is being implicated in an epidemic of pinhole leaks in copper plumbing all over Southern California.

In Southern California, lawsuits have been filed by two developers against Moulton Niguel Water District, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Santa Margarita Water District.  Pinhole leaks have been surfacing in the Talega community of San Clemente, throughout Ladera Ranch, and in other areas of South Orange County. We install a lot of our whole house water filter systems in these areas to stop the pinholes from occurring or coming back.

Chloramines cause the yellow cake substance that starts pinhole leaks in Ladera Ranch CA

Shapell Industries filed a complaint in Orange County Superior Court alleging water delivered by Moulton Niguel Water District to two Laguna Niguel communities – San Joaquin Hills and Hillcrest – was treated with chloramine, a disinfectant Shapell claims is known to cause pinhole leaks in copper pipes. The complaint states that Shapell will be forced to repair and replace plumbing in over 400 homes, and they are asking for $5 million in damages.

Lennar Homes has also brought suit, alleging leaks in at least 61 homes are the direct result of “corrosive, aggressive, and/or improperly treated water” supplied by the districts.

YOUR BEST PROTECTION STARTS WITH REMOVING THE CHLORAMINES FROM YOUR WATER.  Change the chemistry of your water so your copper plumbing does not get attacked by the chemicals in your water.

Pinhole leaks do a lot of damage to a home.

Most filters are not effective for chloramine removal, so you need truly comprehensive, specially designed systems like Pure Elements Water HealthyHome Solution system.

Our systems work! We guarantee them!


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