How to choose the right plumbing pipes?
There are different types of plumbing pipes for residential or commercial buildings. Plumbing pipes such as PEX, Copper and PVC are used when a different application needs to be implemented. These pipes are used in different locations in which they need to be installed. There are some other plumbing pipe types such as black, galvanised and brass.
The most commonly used pipes are:
- Stainless steel
- Pex piping
- Copper pipes
Stainless steel pipes can look very neat but they are quite pricey. Stainless steel pipes are used in areas that are subjected to corrosion and near coastal areas. Stainless steel pipes are available in both flexible and rigid as well and they need special couplings to be attached to other types of pipes. Stainless steel pipes are used mostly in kitchens as well as bathrooms. These pipes also come in different shapes and they also come in various lengths.
Pex piping is a flexible plastic piping that is quite popular especially in residential and small business application. Pex piping is slightly more expensive than any other pipes. Pex piping provides a leak-free product offering the advantages over copper piping. One of the most important drawbacks of pex piping is that they cannot be used in outdoor applications because the UV rays can be easily damaged because it is plastic layered.
Copper pipes are the most traditional plumbing pipes that are used due to their extensive duration and reliability. They provide superior corrosion resistance and them material is great and it can also be used for hot and cold water. The most important factor about copper piping is that it needs to be soldered together and it might require additional fittings.
DMS Plumbing is a plumbing company that all the relevant plumbing equipment and they can repair any plumbing system.