Why Copper and PVC Pipes?

By Four Seasons Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric - June 5, 2015
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The plumbing system of our homes is an intricate network of pipes carrying the water of different temperatures to various spigots, faucets, appliances, and showers. It can be easy to take this important system for granted, but a lot of thought, work, and planning goes into each plumbing system.

For example, the piping material alone greatly affects the longevity and durability of your system. Whatever material is chosen must be able to withstand both extremes of temperature, up to 80psi of pressure, and maintain sanitation levels within the flowing water. Almost universally, plumbers choose a combination of copper and PVC piping to construct and repair the plumbing systems of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana… but why?

The Right Plumbing Material for the Job

  • It’s Easy to Work With: Copper is softer than other metallic alternatives which makes it far easier to cut and handle. Additionally, PVC piping is plastic and even easier than copper to shape.
  • It’s Safe: Considering plumbing piping used to be made with lead, it is no surprise that copper and PVC are so popular. Each is completely safe to house and transport your drinking water.
  • Non-Corrosive: There would be few worse than pipes being slowly eaten away by the water that flows through them. Imagine how often you would have to replace pipes! That’s another great reason to choose PVC and copper—neither material corrodes in water.
  • Inexpensive: In comparison to other materials, copper and PVC piping is a very cost-effective choice, especially considering the durability of the materials.

The Four Seasons plumbers are all licensed in both Illinois and Indiana and come prepared with years of experience in the field. Capable and competent, our plumbers address all manner of residential and commercial issues. If you are interested in new piping for your home or any other plumbing need, Four Seasons is ready to help. Contact us today!

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