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The Top 5 Plumbing Pipes For Home Safety


The way the world is today, safety is a top concern in just about every area of our lives. We drive carefully to keep ourselves and others safe on the road, we keep our identities safe from hackers on the web, and our children have fire and safety drill in school.

Have you ever stopped to consider how your plumbing pipes can help you keep your home safe? Affordable Plumbing Sewer and Drain has put together a list of the top 5 plumbing pipes for home safety, based on durability, rust and corrosion resistance, and affordability.

PEX Pipes

Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) is one of the most popular piping materials in use today. It is highly durable and affordable, so keeping your home safe doesn't mean risking financial peace of mind.

PEX is also extremely flexible, thermally resistant, and less likely to leak than other materials, so it is an excellent choice for hot or cold water lines. Many people also appreciate that PEX pipes are more environmentally friendly since they're recyclable.

Stainless Steel Pipes

Stainless steel pipes come in a variety of types and sizes that can be used for different purposes. While stainless steel piping is substantially more expensive than other materials like galvanized steel, stainless pipes are corrosion and chemical resistant, so they will likely last far longer.

Stainless steel pipes are also less likely to burst, which could save you from a very costly plumbing emergency.

Brass Pipes

If you are looking to find a safe pipe replacement for your drinking water lines, then you may consider brass. Because brass is an alloy, it is made up of a combination of other metals, so it's crucial that the brass used in your drinking water supply lines is lead-free.

Aside from fresh water lines, brass can be used for a number of other piping applications as well since it's resistant to corrosion and heat, brass pipes can also be used for waste lines and (in some places) gas lies.

CPVC Pipes

pvcpipesCPVC is a piping material similar to PVC, but with a higher chlorine content. CPVC pipes are a popular and safe option for fresh water lines. Because CPVC has a smooth surface, it offers excellent water noise reduction and is known to have virtually no water hammer issues.

And since CPVC is so well insulated, it also reduces energy loss, making it more environmentally friendly. It is more durable and versatile than other piping materials, which is why it is slightly more expensive.

Cast Iron Pipes

The first cast iron pipes were installed in the gardens of the Château de Versailles in Paris during the 17th century, and about 20% of the pipes used there today are still cast iron. This shows the long-term durability of cast iron piping.

Another benefit to cast-iron pipes is that due to their bulk, they offer unparalleled water noise reduction. Cast iron is a safe choice for your home’s water, sewer, and gas lines. At Affordable Plumbing Sewer and Drain, we understand how important keeping your home and family safe is to you.

That’s why we want you to give us a call at (251) 990-5248 for all your piping needs in the Fairhope area. Got other friends who are concerned about the safety of their piping materials? Share this article to help them out too!