So, what’s the story with chloramines and pinhole leaks?
Well, chloramines are being blamed for the rampant and epidemic amount of pinhole leaks that are happening in Southern California, specifically in South County.
These Orange County cities are the most affected: Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Ranch Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Trabuco Canyon, Dana Point, Newport Beach, Newport Coast and Talega.
Other cities that may have trouble as water quality continues to change in Orange County: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cowan Heights, Cypress, Dana Point, Emerald Bay, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Las Flores, Lemon Heights, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Modjeska Canyon, Newport Beach, North Tustin, Orange, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Rancho Mission Viejo, Red Hill, Rossmoor, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Silverado, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.
*Update as of 9/16/20 it is almost everywhere. Torrance, Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes have all had trouble.
*Note: Chloramines played a major role in introducing the lead into the water in Flint MI – and are problematic in 50 states (just ask Erin Brokovich).
The additional amount of ammonia, that’s being added in the imported water, is reacting with the copper and pipes to create pinhole leaks, which aren’t discovered immediately. They tend to seep and then spray a little bit and once their damage is exposed, it’s extremely costly and it’s a big insurance problem.
So what’s happening now is insurance companies tend to be paying the first claim and possibly the second claim and then we’ve seen. Then we’re seeing them actually cancel homeowners after that and homeowners having to find much more expensive insurance to get coverage.
We are able to remove the chloramines and eliminate the factor that the chloramines are playing in the pinhole leaks by filtering that particular chemical out on a whole-house basis.
We use a series of high-grade medias loaded into the tank in a specific order. The order the media is placed within the tank does matter a lot of the effectiveness of the filtration. Most competitors do not do this correctly. We have done scientific studies as to the significance of media placement and that why we get the stellar results we get. And it is also why we can offer the best pinhole leak guarantee in the business.
Our system is the most cost effective and best approach to help protect yourself from the scourge of the pinhole leaks and the damage and problems that come along with them.