What Materials Should You Use for a House Repipe?

When it comes to replacing old pipes in your home, the choice of materials is an important one. CPVC, copper and PEX are the most commonly used residential piping materials, and a plumber can help you choose the best material for your home to get the most out of the refinishing work and ensure it lasts a long time. Copper pipes are the most popular choice for both plumbers and homeowners. This is because copper is a durable metal that resists general corrosion and lasts for many years.

However, it can be damaged due to pitting corrosion, which is when small holes appear in the pipes due to the content of minerals in the water or in the soil that surrounds them. PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) is another option for refinishing an entire house. This plastic tubing is durable and less expensive than copper tubing, plus it's easy to install, which means that the cost of installation can also be low. There is some risk of PEX piping breaking, although this is rare.

The metal that drove out steel and iron is copper. Copper adapts well to pipes because it is corrosion-resistant, lightweight, economical and ductile. It is less likely to break due to pressure and will last longer than other types of metal. However, it can still corrode due to the high acid content in water, although it still resists most forms of corrosion.

Most household plumbing systems are now made of copper. Iron and galvanized steel are also commonly used plumbing system materials, especially for older homes. This is because they are durable and resistant metals. However, they have been replaced by other plumbing system materials currently in use, as they corrode over time. When it comes to replacing old pipes in your home, it's important to contact professional plumbers to determine when to repair your home's plumbing and what are the best materials to use. The right material will ensure that your repiping job lasts a long time and provides you with peace of mind.

Ted Bell
Ted Bell

Ted is a nationally recognized home repiping expert. He's been repiping homes in San Diego since 1993 and has been a frequent Angi's Super Service Award winner.