We have a house that is 24 years old, we have a well as our water source and copper water lines. 5-6 years ago we had a pin-hole leak in one of the water lines in the basement and we called a plumber to repair the leak. The plumber said at the time that it should be an isolated incident. In the past 2 weeks we have had 3 pin-hole leaks in our water lines, thankfully they we all in the basement and could be easily repaired.
I did some reading on the internet and found articles that stated that copper water lines have a life expectancy of 20-15 years. The pin-holes are created by corrosion of the pipe due to the chemical makeup/PH levels of the water.
Do copper pipes only last 20-25 years? What are some practical solutions for resolving the issue? I could put a plumber and drywall guy on retainer, but that doesn’t seem like a good long term solution. Is it practical to remove drywall/cabinets and replace all of the copper water lines with a more modern solution? Has anyone ever heard of e-Pipe? I have read articles that this process sandblasts that inside of the copper pipes and then coats the inside with epoxy. Is this solution reliable?
Thanks in advance for any advice.