How Water pH Affects Copper Pipes
Without diving into a refresher course in high school chemistry, understanding how copper and water pH can negatively interact is simple. Copper pipes will leach into tap water when copper interacts with water with a pH less than 7.0. This means that any water with a pH level higher than 7.0 is acidic and therefore interacts as a corrosive agent on copper plumbing materials. If you add electricity to the copper and water mix, you get even more corrosion.
How Copper in Tap Water Challenges Your Health
Many foods contain copper, and it is a component of many vitamins. Nevertheless, having an excessive amount of copper in your drinking water can have negative health implications. For instance, signs of constant over-exposure to copper include nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting and diarrhea.
Since heat acts as an activator for many chemicals and compounds, your hot water pipes will be negatively affected more than other fixtures. If you are already aware of copper corrosion because of blue-green stains around the taps, then avoid using the hot copper-leached water for cooking or drinking.
Solutions for Tap Water with Copper Contaminants
Avoiding the over-consumption of copper and other contaminants from your tap water is possible. With a free water analysis from us, you can get the help you need to figure out your next move. If a problem is identified, our technicians can guide you through the process of finding a reasonable solution.
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