Do you know the different types of home plumbing systems? Our “Home Plumbing Systems” four-part series creates an easy access point for piping comparison.
Home Plumbing Systems – Copper Piping is the first plumbing system in our four-part series. Do you know the pros and cons about Copper Piping? If not, then this article will be a great quick read.
Advantages of Copper Piping
- Durable and flexible, making it easier than steel to install
- Safer in natural disasters because copper is slightly elastic therefore, resists snapping
- Weather and bacteria-resistant
- Resists corrosion, more so than other metals
- Unaffected by ultraviolet rays, so it can be used outside
- Does not release toxic gases in a fire
- Is recyclable, making it a more sound environmental choice
- 50-70 year life span
Disadvantages of Copper Piping
- Can corrode
- Is very expensive
- Water can have a metallic taste if copper corrodes
- Copper can freeze and break in extreme cold
Whether you’re building a new home or just doing some research on your home’s plumbing system, knowing the different types, and the pros and cons is beneficial. We hope you found “Home Plumbing Systems – Copper Piping” informational! Check out the other articles in our “Home Plumbing Systems” series.
CPVC Piping: http://waterdaddy.com/cpvc-piping/
Galvanized Steel Piping: http://waterdaddy.com/galvanized-steel-piping/
Pex Piping: http://waterdaddy.com/pex-piping/
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