Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘pipe replacement’

Why Copper and Plastic Pipes Are Popular with Plumbers

Monday, May 8th, 2017

plumbing-material-in-bathroomLong 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.

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Do You Need to Replace Your Home’s Old Pipes?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

different-PVC-pipesWe are accustomed to thinking about the plumbing pipes in our home plumbing system as basically indestructible. Unless there’s some kind of catastrophic damage to the house itself, the pipes will work for as long as the house stands.

Of course, this isn’t true—no kind of metal or material that undergoes any sort of stress will last forever. But because most of the pipes in a house are hidden from sight, it’s simply easy not to think of them, and therefore not to think about them aging, corroded, or decaying.

However, if you live in an older home, you may have pipes that have reached the point where they need to be replaced with new material. This is a job called repiping, and it’s one that our professional plumbers can handle for you. Read over our guide below for when you may need new pipes, and then contact us for piping services in Clovis, NM.

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