3 Reasons To Consider Using Copper Pipes For Your Plumbing

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If you are getting ready to do some renovation work on your house, your plan may include having work done on your plumbing. If you are going to have work done on your plumbing, you may be adding new pipes or upgrading your existing plumbing system. One thing you might consider doing when it comes to your plumbing system is to use copper piping. There are a lot of reasons to consider using copper pipes for your plumbing. 

Non-Permeable

One reason that you might want to think about using copper piping for your plumbing is that it is non-permeable. That means that things that may exist outside your pipes, like contaminants, aren't going to leech through the pipes and then into your water. If you live somewhere that has a lot of contaminants in your soil, you don't have to worry about any of it getting into the water that your family will be drinking or using. 

Heat Retaining

One reason that copper pipes can be the right choice for you is that they hold in heat well. If you have a bathroom that is a long way away from the water heater, you may have some heat loss, which means that your hot shower isn't going to be as hot as you would like for it to be. However, copper pipes can help to make sure that the hot water is just as hot when it hits you while you are standing in your shower as it was when it left the water heater. However, even though it helps to hold the heat of the water, that heat isn't going to do anything to deform the pipes, which means that you can keep having that nice hot shower--at least until your water heater runs out. 

Simple Schematic

Another reason for considering copper piping is that you can have a simpler plumbing schematic. Because of the various qualities of copper, there isn't as much need for things like elbows or other connectors, which means that your plumbing system will be simpler, with fewer chances for a leak or for a failure to show up. 

If you are going to have work done on your house and it's going to include plumbing work, you may consider wanting to use copper piping in your plumbing system. For more information, reach out to a professional plumbing supplier, such as Kelly's Pipe & Supply Company.

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