North York Copper Pipe Repair

Have you noticed strange odours coming from around your home? Water pressure that isn’t as strong? You may be dealing with a leaky copper pipe, and if left unchecked, you may notice other unpleasant signs of water damage to your house, including mold, wood rot, and burst pipes. To stop a leak in its tracks, seek out our copper pipe repair services.

Copper piping is one of the more durable types you can choose for your water pipes, but they require special attention. Thankfully, these pipes last up to 80 years, and often full replacement isn’t necessary. When in need of copper pipe repair, residents know they can count on their local North York plumber. Assisting with an array of plumbing services, from clogged drains to sewer system backups, call us today to find out how Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York can help.

About Our Copper Pipe Repair Services

Our copper pipe leak repair services usually fall into the detection or plumbing repair category. Detection is the first step, followed by the appropriate course of action. Mr. Rooter Plumbing aims to resolve your leaking copper pipe quickly and correctly. That means we use advanced leak detection equipment to find the cause of the leak.

If you have a copper pipe leaking at a connection, we'll see it with a video camera inspection, just like we'll be able to identify if it's in the main shaft instead. Knowing exactly where the leak is located and how many issues your plumbing pipes are facing will allow us to fully repair them, restoring your water supply and preventing damage to your home or business. The solution we use to fix your pipe depends on how critical its condition is. It may involve one of two solutions:

  1. Pipe Relining: This is the ideal option for smaller issues. If we find that you are facing pinhole leaks or corrosion, we will reline the affected parts of your pipes to improve the flow of water in your home and prevent water damage.
  2. Replacement: If relining your pipes isn’t possible, we can replace the affected sections. Don’t worry; you most likely will not need to replace your entire piping system.

Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing For a Copper Pipe Repair?

When it comes to leaking copper pipes, choosing a reliable plumber is pertinent to getting the issue resolved quickly and correctly. Mr. Rooter Plumbing’s licensed plumbers have decades of experience in the industry, providing the kind of next-level service you simply won’t get from your average plumber. With a passion for what we do and the know-how to fix a wide range of plumbing issues for your home and business, including drain cleaning and drain repair, you can count on our dedicated team to arrive on time and get the job done right the first time. Call us to learn more about how we can help.

FAQ About Copper Pipe Repair in North York

Can You Repair a Damaged Copper Pipe?

You certainly can repair damaged copper pipes. Often, replacing your entire plumbing system is unnecessary, so a quick repair will do the trick, depending on the level of damage you are dealing with. One of the most common ways to fix a damaged copper pipe is to use an epoxy sleeve. This sleeve fits around the damaged section of your pipe, stops future leaks once they dry, and creates a watertight seal.

Will I Ever Need a Copper Pipe Replacement?

One of the best aspects of choosing copper pipes for your home is their lifespan. While they are generally a more expensive option, you’ll run into fewer issues over time. Copper pipes have an average lifespan of 70–80 years, so unless you live in a very old house, you’ll likely never need to fully replace your pipes. With that said, copper pipes can still face issues, and you can count on your professional plumber to resolve them quickly with a repair.

What Causes Leaks in Copper Pipes?

Once you know what causes leaks in copper pipes, you’ll better understand how to prevent them. Prevention isn’t possible in every single case, but performing regular building maintenance and checks is a fail-proof way to ensure you avoid larger disasters in the future. So what causes these durable pipes to leak?

  • Acidic Water Supply: The water in North York has an average pH level of 7.5, which is actually alkaline. Local residents won't likely face acid erosion in their pipes, but locations where the supply is acidic often do. Since chloramines are added to local drinking water, residents might face damage due to these chemicals instead.
  • Age: The simple fact that the age of your pipes is enough to cause them to leak. Age usually causes what are called pinhole leaks, which take place in locations that aren’t visible. You likely won’t know a pinhole leak is present until you experience other signs of water damage such as mold.
  • High Water Pressure: Over time, high water pressure causes pipes to erode, slowly wearing them down until a small hole is formed. The maximum pressure allowed in North York is 80 pounds, which, as you can imagine, is quite strong.
  • Water Heater Corrosion: When water heaters age, the stainless steel particles from which these tanks are made, chip off and enter your pipes. These pieces can cause damage to your copper pipes with time.
  • Frozen Pipes: This is no minor plumbing issue. It's more of a plumbing emergency. When you have frozen pipes caused by cold weather or severe weather events, they will often crack and lead to leaks in your water line. Be sure to utilize our emergency plumbing services should you ever experience them.

What Should I Do If I Have a Leaking Pipe?

If you have a low water pressure or sense a leak, the first thing you should do as soon as you suspect your pipe is leaking is turn the water supply off, if possible. Next, you should call a certified professional to check out and resolve the situation. Mr. Rooter Plumbing has emergency plumbers on call and offers 24/7 emergency service to promptly take care of the issue and save your house from water damage. It isn't uncommon for residents to make the situation worse by trying to resolve it themselves, resulting in a larger leak than before or a burst pipe.

Is Copper Pipe Repair Expensive?

The cost of copper piping repair will always depend on the size of the job, but it's always better to call a professional to repair your pipe rather than do it yourself. Why? Doing so means you'll know the job is done correctly and is backed by a Done Right Promise. Call our team to schedule a no-obligation inspection to get an accurate estimate for your home.

Need Copper Pipe Repair in North York? Mr. Rooter Plumbing Is Ready To Answer The Call

Leaks happen. It’s how you deal with them that prevents major issues from occurring. With so many different things that can cause your copper pipes to leak, it’s important to stay vigilant by hiring a professional plumber for regular maintenance. Choosing an expert will ensure your repair is done correctly and can even potentially save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Choosing a local company ensures your needs are met promptly, and emergencies are handled and resolved quickly.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing is your local plumber dedicated to providing high-quality plumbing service and uses the best materials available for the job. Proudly serving North York, Toronto, and Scarborough, no matter where you are in the GTA, we’re ready to answer your call.

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