Long ago… and in some places not so long ago… the standard pipes used for the plumbing systems in homes were made from metals like cast iron, lead, and galvanized steel. In some places, even clay pipes were used for water and sewer lines.
But in the period after World War II, and speeding up after 1970, these piping materials were replaced with newer ones. Specifically, copper and different types of plastic such as CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) and PEX (crosslinked polyethylene) pipes. These are the types of pipes that we use almost exclusively today for working on your residential piping in Clovis, NM.
You don’t need to be more curious about copper and plastic pipes beyond knowing our licensed plumbers understand they’re the best for the jobs of repiping and plumbing repairs. But there’s nothing wrong with wanting to know a bit more, so we’re going to go into detail about why these materials have become dominant in the plumbing industry.