These are one of the most common plumbing pipes:
- Copper Piping
- Pex Piping
- PVC Piping
- Galvanized Piping
Now, let us explain more about their pros and cons:
Copper pipes are one of the favorite ones for their durability and long life. Copper pipes are capable of handling pressure up to 1000 psi, they are not prone to leaks, stay fitted tightly, and can be recycled. They are also resistant to cold and heat, and will not pollute your drinking water.
These are not the best option if the water in your area is highly acidic. While copper pipes are more expensive than other options, they will last from 50 to 70 years if an experiences plumber like the ones at Service Force installs it properly.
Polyethylene (PEX) piping is part of a water supply piping system with many advantages over metal pipe or rigid plastic pipe systems. It is made from plastic, thus flexible, resistant to scale and chlorine and hot and cold temperatures, however, it is very sensitive to UV light. PEX pipe doesn’t corrode and it is easier to install than metal or rigid plastic. PEX comes in sizes from ¼ inch to 4 inches in diameter. Most commonly, ½, ¾, and 1 inch are used for water supply piping.
Polyvinyl Chloride Pipes (PVC) pipes won’t rust, corrode, or degrade and are a great option for the sink, toilet, and bathtub drain lines. They can handle high water pressure and are affordable and easy to work with. They can handle cold water but are not the best option for hot temperatures.
These are mainly used for gray water. Galvanized pipes are made of steel dipped in a protective molten zinc coating to prevent or delay rust and corrosion. However, galvanized pipes are often victims of corrosion and rust over time. Galvanization creates a new layer on the pipe that is exposed to rust first but will not stop corrosion.
Need a Plumber for Your Home? Then You Need to Call The Trusted Emergency Plumbers at Service Force Plumbing
There are many instances when you might need to call a plumber. There are many scenarios where you might even need an emergency plumber including no running water; sewage lines backing up through drains and toilets; rotten-egg smell coming from underneath sinks or tubs; clogs in toilets that won’t flush away easily with a plunger or toilet brush alone, and many more. If you have any concerns about your pipes or other plumbing systems, don’t hesitate to call the emergency plumbers at Service Force Plumbing. We will be happy to assist you 24/7.