Electrical current - actual flowing electricity - on metal plumbing pipes like water pipes and gas pipes in the home is a very common problem. We see this very often, and recommend that everyone use a PF5 Pocket Meter
to measure and check if this problem exists their home, as well as homes of family and friends.
Electrical current often will use metal pipes because they make great conductors. Metal pipes have large surface area - great for high frequencies to travel. This current, and the magnetic fields that it produces is a type of pollution. It can extend great distances from the pipe itself - creating a magnetic field throughout the entire home. AC magnetic fields are not natural - they do not occur in nature. Only man-made electricity creates this phenomenon. What are the risks? Some studies and research have associated these types of fields with cancer and other serious health conditions.
It makes sense to get rid of these fields. Luckily, it is an easy fix. We usually call a plumber and have them take out a small piece of pipe near where the water (or gas) line comes into the house. It is important to take out the pipe before it splits off. We then install a plastic type of pipe - called PEX (short for cross-linked polyethylene) - in place of that 1-2 foot section we removed. This breaks the connection - it is like unplugging a cord. The current will be forced to go somewhere else - hopefully back on the wires. It is likely, however, that it will increase in neighboring homes.
Not mentioned in this video: After your pipe has been fixed - be sure to check other pipes like the gas line where it comes in. Even metal sewer pipes can carry electrical current. So it's good to check everywhere with the PF5 Meter after you fix one pipe, to make sure it did not hop on another pipe.
The current is pretty much always going to flow from the utility (water or gas company network outside of your house) into your home. So measuring where the pipes come in is the place you want to check. Fix it there, and that will isolate your piping from their piping, and you won't have electricity on your pipes anymore.
Meters used in this video:
1) Trifield Meter (currently replaced by PF5 Meter
3) Fluke 324 Clamp Meter (recommended for EMF specialists) - click picture below
A MUCH better clamp meter to purchase is this one: https://www.stetzerizer-us.com/AC-Current-Clamp-Leaker--Large-Opening-Clampmeter--Ammeter_p_132.html