Is Copper Theft Becoming An Epidemic In The US?
As you may already know, copper value is
steadily increasing due to so many industries relying on plumbing parts, pipes
and tools made from copper. The advantages of using copper parts are that it
does not rust easily and can withstand water.
Statistics show that copper related crimes have
increased in the last few years. For thieves, it really does not matter whether
they have to break into a high security business or a normal family home, as
long as it’s to collect something of value. Copper can be easily accessible if
not installed correctly. Pipes that are left above ground or outside your house
allow easy access for thieves to take.
So what can you do to protect the copper in
your plumbing installations? Thankfully,
there are many precautions to take, including hiring a professional plumber
that will keep your copper plumbing safe.
First of all, you must plan ahead and make sure
that all of your plumbing installation is covered by a wall, platform or hidden
securely underground. There are also
many plastic covers, which are made specifically for copper parts that are used
in plumbing installations. You can easily hide the copper parts that cannot be
fully hidden from thieves’ eyes.
Prevention is the best weapon against thieves and if you can keep your
copper away from wandering eyes, you will reduce the chances of being robbed.
Do not became a part of the statistics and make
sure that your plumbing installations are well protected and that the copper in
your home is not easy to find. You can
save thousands of dollars by taking just a few precautions during plumbing
installations to protect your copper.