At Gladiator Plumbing and Repipe, we love when homeowners make the decision to repipe their home with copper pipes. We can take all day to explain the various benefits and advantages of copper piping and how it will improve your San Jose home, but until you actually experience the increased water quality and pressure for yourself, they’re only words. If we’ve already installed copper pipes in your home, there are simple methods you can use to clean and care for them.

After a period of time and in areas that are more moist than others, certain spots on your copper pipes may begin to form a bluish green patina. This is a completely natural occurrence and doesn’t mean that your pipes are compromised in any way, but if you want to clean off the patina, we recommend using a soft, dry cloth and a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice to create a paste. Since you’re only cleaning the outside of the pipe, you won’t have to worry about any of the paste finding its way inside. Use a damp cloth to wipe off the paste, followed by a new dry cloth to clean up any residual moisture. Before long, you’ll have copper pipes that shine like new!

If you ever have questions about copper piping or repiping your San Jose home, please feel free to contact Gladiator Plumbing and Repipe at any time. You can contact us online or give us a call at 408-649-7290. We look forward to working with you!