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Some Key Advantages of Copper Pipes in Plumbing Projects

October 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Category: Plumbing


Copper Pipes have over the years probably become the most popular type of pipes to use for just about any kind of plumbing situation. It is estimated that 94 percent of professional plumbers use these types of pipes for homes, offices, apartments and other types of buildings. The reason for this is that there are quite a few advantages of copper pipes in plumbing projects.

Some would say the top advantage of using these pipes is because of the quality that these pipes give. Copper piping for many years now have a proven track record of high standard performance. These types of pipes do not rust, they do not need any special kind of maintenance and the fitting do not break down or pull apart as in other types of pipes.

These pipes hold up good against any kind of punctures and they do not get brittle as they age. After they have been installed there is no cracking years as plumbers call it and the joints can handle fast pressure and sudden temperature changes. Copper pipes work efficiently from the moment of installation and throughout their lifetime.

If copper pipes are exposed to fire they will not burn nor do they give off smoke or any kinds of fumes that can be toxic. They will not melt and neither will the fittings or joints. If a home is destroyed by fire, what you will see left standing are their copper pipes. This is one of the main reasons that copper piping is the desired choice for sprinkler systems for fires because of the ability it has to maintain the pressure even when exposed to flames.

It is also a resistant metal and will block contaminants from getting through the walls of the pipes. Copper is what they biostatic and contaminants simply cannot get through it. Copper also inhibits grow of bacteria that is harmful. This makes copper a natural environmentally safe material.

Copper pipes cost relatively little and the cost for installing them is a lot less than other types of pipes, this is because they can easily be installed through narrow walls, floor spaces and other tight areas that might normally have to be widened for other pipes. Your home will also increase in value if the plumbing system is made of copper.

Another advantage of copper pipes is that they are very easy to use because of the flexibility of copper. They do not corrode and can also be put in concrete. They also can be made easily into a variety of different sizes. So this makes them very useful for a variety of different situations. Copper is easily soldered and can be transformed into many different shapes as needed.

The use of copper pipes in one way or another has been going on for 50 to 70 years and becomes more popular as the years go on. It is amazing that not everyone and every place uses copper. With the low cost, the contaminant free service they give and how safe copper is with the environment, more people should look into using copper for all their piping needs.

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