08:39PM | 05/16/14
I have a home that has been un used for about 10 years. During the majority of that time the water has been shut off at the main shut off in the basement. I am on city water with copper pipes. My question is should I be concerned about the condition of the interior of the pipes and thus the quality and safety of the water that will flow through them? The hot water tank was never drained, but that will be replaced.
I just don't know, and can't obviously see, what the pipes are like on the inside, dry and clean all the water running back to the lowest part of the home and eventually, some how evaporating, or damp,dark and wet filled with mold and who knows what effecting the water that will flow through them once the water is turn back on?


07:52PM | 05/18/14
Member Since: 01/24/06
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Remove any aerators. Allow the the water run for a while and check to see if there is any debris

Copper normally does not promote bacteria to thrive


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