Pinhole Leak Problem in Laguna Niguel – Special Filter Solution

The litigation rages on between Shapell Homes and the Moulton Niguel Water District (MNWD).  While these two entities fight over who should take responsibility for pinhole leaks in the Laguna Niguel area, the homeowners remain victims.  Approximately two hundred homes have experienced pinhole leaks in their copper piping, requiring inconvenient and expensive repairs.  This is only the current number of pinhole leaks reported to date; the extent and expense of the water damage are expected to soar in the near future.  There are more than 950 homes at risk of facing costly repairs in the service area.

chloramine) because they have not experienced such a deluge of pipe repair problems in other areas. Outside experts have also confirmed corrosive water and chloramines to be a problem, and to have a direct causal relationship to premature deterioration of copper pipes.  MNWD does not agree.

Before and After pictures of copper pipe water treatment
Water entering the house with chloramines on left shows these “pimples” growing inside the copper. The water treated by Pure Elements’ filter with chloramines removed shows almost no pimples forming at all. Conclusion: Whether you believe chloramines cause pinholes or not, whatever is in the water gets removed or significantly reduced by the Pure Elements’ whole house filtration system.

An added concern exists beyond the damage and the cost of the pinholes.  People living in the areas receiving the alleged corrosive water are drinking and bathing in the water daily.  Therefore, if they are not protected by effective whole house filtration, their pipes are degrading and there is a possibility of increased metals in the water.  For many people, this can be detrimental to their health. The noted culprit is said to be pinholes.

Custom media is critical to chloramine removal
A special blend of media is the solution to effective chloramine removal.

It should be noted that this problem is widespread and exists and many other communities in Southern California.  The pinhole leaks are happening in south county communities including Talega, Dana Point, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Newport Coast, Newport Beach and elsewhere. A common link is the importing of water with already high levels of chloramines from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).

If left without effective whole house filtration, people and their families are consuming water with enough chemicals in it to attack and corrode copper pipes.  That is alarming, to say the least.  (It is not the scope of this article to explain the harm chemicals found in non-filtered water can cause to the human body.  However, you can search our site here for more information on the potential dangers of chloramine as well as chlorine and other chemicals.)

Pure Elements offer preventative protection for homeowner’s pipes and their bodies.  Our custom water filters are designed to address the removal and/or reduction of chemicals that destroy your copper pipes and can adversely affect your health.  It makes sense to take control and address the contaminants in your water while Shapell and the Moulton Niguel Water District spend years fighting in court.  You do not have to suffer the consequences while waiting for a final outcome – Quality whole house filtration can eliminate the issue for you and your family today.

Call us for an evaluation, estimate and solution to your water problems.