So by going to chloramines the benefit of it is you reduce the development of all of these disinfection byproducts that are cancerous. But it creates a bunch of other issues like stripping lead from pipes.
Chloramines are being implicated in an epidemic of pinhole leaks in copper plumbing all over Southern California.
There’s a topic I don’t know that we’ll get into it here, but it’s definitely prominent Beverly Hills. It’s prominent up and down the coast in Orange County. And it’s known as a pinhole leak problem.
Question: Rick I’ve got pinhole leaks and I had a guy come by just the other day who said he could blow epoxy lining into my pipes and seal all those pinholes. What can you tell me about that process? Rick: Well, of all the choices that you have, the epoxy lining is the least […]
Independent Lab Testing Validates Pinhole Prevention Water Filter Systems
PEX is smelly because it sometimes leaches MTBEs into the water. This is not healthy for you.
What we really like about the video is when they talk about how damaging hard water can be. They do not mention that hard water is also a BIG contributor to pinhole leaks in copper pipes. Hard water and chloramines create the leaks so you must remove both.
The problems that are happening in Southern California, as well as across the country, are caused by water chemistry and we have a high load of chloramines and chemicals in the water that have crossed the tipping point and given the right conditions, are eating through copper and creating corrosive problems internally.