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If your home is more than 40 years old and hasn't had any major renovations... You should consider doing a walk through to see if you have any signs of corroded pipes, roof leaks, Mold growth, bellying from a storm, etc...
Water damage is one of the most expensive, stressful claims to deal with, when you suffer from a loss. Remember that insurance companies don't cover flood insurance unless you have it!
The pH of the water: In copper piping systems, if the pH is under a certain level it harms the protective barrier of the pipe and leads to corrosion. Oxygen in the water: Oxygen degrades metals, gradually converting the metal to rust.
In plain words, the metal from the piping dissolves into the water as a result of various causes, causingpipe failure and corrosion of water heaters, appliances, and fixtures. In plumbing systems, corrosion is due to physical and chemical reactions between the pipe material and water.
Bellying occurs when part of a storm pipe begins sinking downward after becoming unstable. This causes a reservoir where blockages can occur due to the build up of large debris. If left unchecked, problems with your storm pipe system can causeflooding and other water damage.