Galvanic corrosion is a common defect that we find in our Indiana plumbing inspections due to repaired or altered plumbing over the years. If the conditions for galvanic corrosion are present, the more noble metal will become the cathode and the more active metal will become the anode. If this occurs, the anode’s rate of corrosion in the service environment will be increased while the cathode’s corrosion rate will decrease. The increased corrosion of the anode is called “galvanic corrosion.”
This will ultimately result in one material causing the other material to corrode at a much quicker rate.
INSPEKT is always looking for signs of galvanic corrosion in the homes that we “inspekt.” If you are looking to buy a home in Central Indiana, including: Indianapolis, Columbus, Seymour, Greenwood, Whiteland, Nashville, Bloomington and others, call INSPEKT!