Plumbing Pipes Types
Pipes are like the backbone of your plumbing system. They direct water where it needs to go. Whether you need a repiping or are getting a new build, it’s important to know your options when it comes to plumbing pipes. This is why we at Clog Pro are listing the types of pipes available and the best type for your home plumbing needs.
Copper pipes are great for both indoor and outdoor use. They are durable, they can handle pressure up to 1000psi, and they are resistant to bacterial growth and corrosion. Although copper pipes cost more than other options, they last around 50+ years when installed correctly.
Benefits of Copper Piping
Other notable benefits of copper piping include:
- Fire resistance
- Great at withstanding hot and cold temperatures
- Doesn’t release dangerous materials into water
PEX pipes are made from polyethylene, a high-density plastic material. Because of its flexibility, PEX pipes are easier to install and testing shows they can last upwards of 100 years when installed by a professional.
Benefits of PEX Piping
Other benefits of PEX piping include:
- Resistance to freezing temperatures
- Resistance to scale and chlorine buildup
- corrosion resistance
- Less expensive than copper piping
- Doesn’t need to be soldered or threaded for connections
PEX pipes are a quick and easy solution to old rusty lead pipes. Plus, since they’re easy to remove and replace, you’ll save on labor costs. PEX pipes also save money because they have less resistance to water flow due to their flexibility.
PVC pipes are widely used throughout the U.S. for everything from sprinkler systems to residential plumbing. PVC pipes come in a variety of molds and thicknesses and although they have some flexibility, they still have a breaking point. Soil movement often causes PVC pipes to break and fail.
Benefits of PVC Piping
Other benefits of PVC piping include:
- Corrosion resistance
- Environmentally friendly
- Can be used for drinking water
Need Your Home Piped?
While PEX piping is a top choice for plumbing, you don’t need to settle on one type of plumbing material. Copper piping compliments PEX piping so we often use them in areas where they would work better and switch over to PEX when flexibility is needed.
Whether it’s from corrosion or damage, your pipes won’t last forever. If you need your home repiped, we can help. We’re a family-owned and quality-focused plumbing company that’s been providing plumbing repiping services for over 25 years!
Plumbing Pipes Types IN VANCOUVER WA AND PORTLAND OR
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