There are a number of reasons why your copper piping may be eroding. It can be difficult to narrow down the potential causes. Fortunately, there are many residential plumbing services that can do all the hard work for you. Even so, it is important to understand the cause of the corrosion so that you can avoid it in the future.
In this video, you will learn more about copper pipe corrosion.
Believe it or not, your water can be one of the main reasons that the pipes erode over time. Generally, this happens when people rely on well water that has a large amount of minerals in it. These minerals can sometimes lead to corrosion over time. Another common cause of copper pipe corrosion is poor soldering. Sometimes pipes are soldered together in such a way where the inside is not smooth where the two pipes meet. If their is an indent or ridge, this can cause the water current to put more pressure on a certain part of the pipe. This added pressure corrodes this part of the pipe quicker than others. This is why you may see erosion building up at a specific spot on your piping.