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Copper Water Pipe and Leaks – Part II

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Is the Green Color on Water Pipe a Problem?

Why Is “Patina” on Copper Water Pipe an Issue?

In our last article, Leak Geeks described some of the process behind this mysterious “green color”, how it occurs due to moisture and electrolysis, and also touched on why it is important to you and the copper water pipe in your home’s plumbing system. In this article, we will more fully explain the relationship between that “coloration” and problems that you might be experiencing with your plumbing or are likely to be in the near future.

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What Does the Green Color on Water Pipe Mean?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Is the Green Color on Water Pipe a Problem?

Patina Coloration

The green color on copper is called “patina”. The “patina” itself is not the problem, but on copper water pipe it indicates that somewhere at sometime, your plumbing system has had a leak in that area.
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