Galvanic Action in Plumbing Explained and Why It Matters for Your Home
Have you ever heard of metals corroding when they touch in water? That’s called galvanic action. It happens when two different types of metals, like copper and steel, are connected in the plumbing of your home. This can lead to faster wear and damage of your pipes over time.
To keep your home’s plumbing safe, remember to:
- Use Similar Materials: When joining pipes, use metals that go well together.
- Use Barriers: Place special fittings between different metals to prevent them from corroding.
- Connect Your Plumbing to the Ground: This can prevent unwanted electrical currents that cause damage.
But how do you know if your home’s pipes are okay? That’s where we come in.
At Flettons, we inspect homes inside and out, making sure everything, including the plumbing, is in good condition. If you’re buying a home or checking your current one, let us help you make sure everything is alright.