Copper Pipes: the First Choice of Plumbers
Have you ever wondered why your water supply pipes never get a buildup of bacteria from constant exposure to moisture? When it comes time to replace water supply pipelines, have you ever wondered what materials plumbers instinctively use? Would you be interested in a cheaper alternative if there were one? The fact is that copper pipes are the very best for building plumbing systems. So whether the system is new or a replacement for an old one, the same material that has been the standard for over a hundred years is still the most reliable and trusted choice today. There are a lot of reasons why copper is the best metal for plumbing. These reasons are as follows:
- Inexpensive—compared to other materials, copper is extremely accessible to most income brackets even though prices have risen in recent years due to shortages of copper. Because copper pipes have been around for a long time, they have impeccable engineering that makes for outstanding systems that last for decades without problems. For this reason, copper remains a good value.
- Recyclable—copper is the one metal that can be reused over and over again. When an old system is removed and replaced with a new one, that metal can be melted down, purified, and made into another system for someone else in the future. If you want to be environmentally- friendly, this is the perfect material to use.
- Durable—copper tubes and fittings last for years without issue because the metal is durable and extremely reliable. As it ages, the metal does not experience a loss of quality and, although recyclable, it resists damage better than its chief alternatives.
- Strong—copper is the most popular choice for plumbing, heating, and cooling applications because it simply cannot be affected, degraded, or weakened by extreme temperatures. Even when exposed to extremely high temperatures, the copper resists deformation and maintains its shape beautifully. Although it is extremely resistant to damage, it can be easily shaped and bent in order to create a perfectly custom fit for any space. Also, copper cannot absorb anything and resists the growth of germs, making it bacteriostatic.
- Safe—Copper resists corrosion. Because copper has been used to make drinking containers and other food vessels for many centuries, recent scientific studies have only affirmed that this natural metal is still the best to use.
If you are interested in having copper pipes installed into your home plumbing system, call Roto-Rooter today. One of our friendly, licensed plumbers can provide you with an impeccable, long-term solution to your plumbing needs.