Texan General Contractor Extends Aid in Preventing Health Issues Caused by Copper Pipes

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To help prevent health issues caused from copper pipes, "4 All Granite," owner Moysef Arao Ribiero offers discounts to residential homeowners who want to upgrade from using copper pipes for their plumbing.

To help prevent health issues caused from copper pipes, "4 All Granite," owner Moysef Arao Ribiero offers discounts to residential homeowners who want to upgrade from using copper pipes for their plumbing.

Ribiero states, “The issues revolving around the use of copper pipes in household plumbing has become alarming in Houston. I have been servicing the community for more than 20 years and would like to give back whenever possible.”

“By offering my customers a discount to upgrade their copper pipes to another material, we will be giving homeowners the chance to replace their old plumbing system at a cost they can afford,” Ribiero says.

“A new plumbing system will ease these homeowners’ fears when it comes to the health problems potentially caused by ingesting runoff from copper pipes,” Ribiero continues.

It is the belief of some scientists that copper pipes utilized in household plumbing can lead to severe health issues if not changed periodically. It is recommended that copper plumbing aged 10 to 20 years should already be replaced.

The acidity of water can cause the corrosion of copper. The corroded particles that get into the drinking water are said to be the root cause of the health issues surrounding copper. While water filters can help in sieving the tiny bits of copper from the water, this solution is only temporary.

When taken in large amounts, copper could lead to copper poisoning. It is also connected with diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Although the body can process copper, it is unable to do this when large amounts are ingested.

Ribiero says, “I can understand the fears of my fellow Texans regarding their copper pipes. So, as a contractor who has the means of correcting this problem, I am now trying to lessen the financial burden that could be faced by a family who wants to change their copper plumbing to a safer alternative.”

“By changing a 12-year old copper plumbing system to let’s say one that is made of aluminum or stainless steel, homeowners can already be assured of getting safe water and we can help them with that,” he states.

4 All Granite owner Ribiero points out that upgrading copper pipe plumbing can also help in reducing the need to hire a general contractor to make dramatic improvements to housing integrity. “addressing or preventing major issues with leaky pipes will ultimately increase home integrity.”

The copper pipe issue is not centered on health problems alone. Studies also show that even holes the size of pinheads on your copper pipes can lead to serious deterioration of homes. Also caused by copper corrosion, these pinhole leaks can lead to floor leaks, damaged drywall and mold buildup.

“To ensure that homes last longer, the issue of using copper pipes for plumbing should be addressed as soon as possible,” Ribiero states.

Ribiero adds, “The additional discounts we are offering will ensure that these homeowners can handle the costs of the upgrade instead of seeing it as another problem they have to shoulder.”

Upgrading your household plumbing from copper pipes to either stainless steel or aluminum might be costly, but the benefits from doing this will be more than worth it. With the discounts you can get from 4 All Granite, you can be assured of a less expensive alternative in having your copper pipes replaced.

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