Different Plumbing Pipe Materials and Their Advantages

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As your trusted plumber in Bellevue, WA, Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter strives to provide excellent service and relevant information to our customers. If you’re considering a plumbing system upgrade and would like to know which one is best for your home, we’re here to help you explore your options. In this article, we discuss three common plumbing pipe materials and their advantages to help you make your decision.

Copper Piping

If you’re not worried about your budget, our plumbing company recommends copper pipes as your plumbing. They’ve been in use as water and waste conduits for centuries, and they remain a popular choice in the modern world. They’re resistant to corrosion, making them a long lasting and durable option, usually lasting up to 70 years. Copper pipes are also resistant to bacteria and able to withstand a wide range of temperatures and are even fire resistant.

PEX Piping

Want to cut down on incidences of plumbing repairs? PEX pipes are a type of plastic piping that’s easy and quick for plumbers to install. One long piece of pipe can snake through an entire home, bending easily. A great option if you need to redo your entire plumbing system on a budget. However, they’re prone to heat damage and are vulnerable to damage done by rodents.

PVC Piping

Made from a mixture of plastic and vinyl, PVC pipes have become a popular choice in recent years, partly because they’re light enough to be easy to transport. They’re budget-friendly and often used as replacement pipes during emergency plumbing situations. These pipes are designed to last almost indefinitely, until some sort of damage is done to the pipe, but they’re prone to warping when exposed to extreme temperatures and can crack easily.

Bob Oates Sewer & Rooting is a trusted provider of quality plumbing services in the greater Seattle region. From repairs and installation to video camera plumbing inspections, if you need help, we’ve got the tools for the job.

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