Whether you’re calling in your professional plumbers for a remodel or new construction, you’ll want to know what type of pipe are the most common you’ll find. It is good that you know the kind of pipes you have in your home so that you can understand how to best take care of them and what to expect. Some pipes are used mainly for getting water to your home, while others are used to get waste and water away from your home. Knowing a little about the type of pipes available will help you to care for them and know what to expect when you call out a Lynnwood plumber.
Flexible Copper Pipe
This type of pipe is commonly seen used in areas such as connections with your refrigerator or water heaters and sinks. It is flexible so it can easily fit into those smaller spaces without breaking. It is excellent for areas that are not shaped as it usually would be when installing your new sink or refrigerator. This type of piping is more expensive and can break even though it is more flexible than others.
This type of piping is not always allowed in building codes any longer. However, it can still be found. It looks similar to the PVC pipe, but it is black in color and will have a smaller size than PVC does.
This is a standard piping material used in modern plumbing for getting water to your home, or to vent water lines. This type of pipe is relatively inexpensive and easy to handle. Many people may find this type of piping in their homes as they are working on their plumbing or having plumbers do it for them.
Copper Piping That Is Rigid
Using this type of copper piping will require an experienced plumber to come in and install it in your home. This type is quite rigid and is used in your home to supply the water to various areas. While it is quite common, you should be aware it is fairly expensive and can also develop tiny pinhole leaks in the line. That can cause damage to your home or become bigger when left unchecked.
Cross-Linked Polyethylene or PEX
You’ll find this is a newer version of piping and one that has risen in popularity since it was put on the market. It is both rigid and flexible to make it a perfect addition to your new bathroom or kitchen area. It is used mainly to supply water to your home in areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms.
While you may think you do not need to know the type of pipes you have, it is actually important when you call out our Seattle plumbers. Our team here at A-List Plumbing can explain the kind of pipes you have and also advise if replacing any of them is necessary. You can contact our office today by calling (206) 202-8290 to set up an appointment for your plumbing needs.