If you’re a homeowner, plumbing is something that you have to deal with. There is never a guarantee that your pipes will last forever. You might also find yourself in need of plumbing services for any number of reasons: water line repair, plumbing pipe installation, or even replacement of old pipes.
The best way to ensure the quality and longevity of your home’s plumbing system? Investing in high-quality materials from the start! Read on for more information about what makes certain piping systems better than others and how they can help improve the quality of life at your house, and why you should call Western Rooter & Plumbing to install, repair, and replace your plumbing pipes when the time arises.
Why is it important to have high-quality plumbing pipes in your home?
Many homeowners or developers sometimes skip out on high-quality plumbing pipes and water lines for some of the most important plumbing systems in the home, but this is a bad idea because standard plumbing can’t provide the same level of performance, reliability, or longevity as premium plumbing. That’s why it’s so important to use high-quality materials when installing new water pipes in your home. If you aren’t using the best quality plumbing pipes available, then you could run into a number of issues in the future.
Some common problems that could arise as a result of low-quality plumbing materials in the home are:
1. Problems with water pressure…
Low-quality pipes can sometimes result in lower water pressure. This is because many of the systems that are more affordable on the surface can’t deliver water to your home at high enough pressure, which is needed for many things like washing dishes or taking a shower. This can related to leaking, which is another common issue with low-quality plumbing.
2. Leaks and clogs…
If you have leaks or clogs in your pipes, then it’s a sign that the materials are not high quality enough to last for very long. Leaks can be caused by not just poor quality plumbing pipes, but also poor quality installation, as well as deterioration of water lines over time due to use. So, not only is it important to use high-quality materials, it’s also important to find a skilled plumber who can ensure high-quality work!
Leaks and clogs can also form when someone tries to modify their plumbing system without permission from an experienced plumber! Clogs often happen because debris has accumulated inside the pipes or there is too much strain on them at one point. You should never try to unclog these types of issues yourself – if you do, you could end up causing even more problems like leaking and flooding. It’s best just call Western Rooter & Plumbing if this problem arises so that an experienced professional can assist you.
If you already have a leak, and need help, we can help with leak detection.
3. Rusted pipes…
Low-quality plumbing pipes will often corrode and start to rust over time. This causes leaking in some cases, with potentially expensive repairs due to water damage in your house as well as excessive costs from buying replacement parts every few years. Rusty, low-quality pipes can also cause contamination of your water supply, which is a serious health hazard for you and your family.
4. Bacterial growth…
If plumbing pipes aren’t properly insulated, or if the wrong type of material is used in the installation, it can lead to harmful bacterial growth which can contaminate your water supply. This can lead to water-borne diseases like Legionnaires’ Disease, which can be especially dangerous for people with compromised immune systems, like children or the elderly.
Bacterial growth in low-quality pipes may take years or decades to form and become a serious problem, but the issue is something that should be taken into consideration as you choose the right plumbing pipes for your home to avoid major renovation costs later down the line.
5. Noise and vibration…
If you notice that there are noisy or rattling pipes in the walls of your house, then it could be indicative of some problems with plumbing materials being used on those systems. Low-quality piping might not have been installed properly to begin with because cheaper quality material often leads to movement within the pipes as they’re laid out – this can lead to noise and even stress cracking in certain cases!
Trust us when we tell you that using low-quality pipes in your home is a bad idea. It may seem like a quick, low-cost alternative to higher-end plumbing solutions, but in the long run, the negatives outweigh the amount of money you will save on a cheap installation.
How can homeowners make sure they’re using high-quality plumbing pipes?
The best way to ensure that you are using high-quality materials and a professional plumber for business. Always call Western Rooter & Plumbing! We offer free consultations so you don’t have to worry about getting scammed by companies who just want your money. Our qualified staff will be able to inspect your home’s current water lines, provide recommendations on what types of pipes would work best in different situations (like long-term use vs. temporary repair), and then install them with their expert skills.
This ensures not only quality service from start to finish, but also peace of mind knowing that our team has experience installing all sorts of plumbing products and can complete the installation efficiently!
Here is a list of the different types of piping and pipe materials that are commonly used in plumbing:
- Copper piping: Copper pipes are the most commonly used plumbing material for water lines and gas tubes. They have excellent corrosion resistance, durability, performance in high-temperature applications (like dishwashers), and a lower cost to install than other materials like iron piping. Copper is also easy to work with because it’s flexible – this can come in handy if you’re trying to extend your water line or add some extra fittings!
- Cast Iron Piping: Iron pipes should always be installed by experienced professionals as they’re not terribly durable and don’t do well in hot environments. Iron plumbing has a higher risk of leaking with age because it corrodes quickly over time due to its chemical makeup that causes rust on the inside of the pipe. It may seem like iron plumbing is a good option because of its price, but it’s not worth the risk once you consider all of the potential problems that can come up!
- Galvanized Steel Piping: Galvanized steel pipes are just as durable and strong as iron piping. The galvanization process strengthens weak areas in the material through an electrochemical reaction with zinc to create a protective layer over your pipe. Galvanizing also protects against corrosion caused by water or other liquids seeping into your pipe systems – this type of protection can last for years if installed correctly. This makes them much more cost-effective than copper at installation due to their durability, which offsets some of their higher initial costs when compared to copper piping.
- PEX (Cross-Linked Polyethylene) Piping: PEX piping is a relatively new type of material that’s used in plumbing. It has the same durability and performance as copper, but you’ll need to pay a little more upfront for installation because it requires specialized fittings and materials (like metal clamps). PEX can also be installed around tight bends without any kinking or other issues – this makes them perfect for use with water softeners!
What makes certain plumbing systems better than others?
There’s no doubt that high-quality materials and craftsmanship will make your home feel like new, but there are other benefits as well. For example, you’ll be able to enjoy: reduced risk for leaks and drips, increased energy efficiency because high-quality piping doesn’t need nearly as much heat input from appliances such as furnaces or boilers, and peace of mind knowing that you’ll have quality plumbing for years to come!
Here are some things to keep in mind when selecting what type of pipe materials will work best with your needs:
- Space constraints, like installation near a water heater or furnace…
- Long-term use vs. temporary repair (this would affect the types and number of fittings required)…
- Size requirements – pipes need to be able to fit through any openings they pass through without being forced into place too tightly by someone who doesn’t know how much room is needed around them so they can expand during their lifespan…
Pipes should never be installed close together because this increases the risk of leaks from one piping system contaminating another. You also don’t want to install them too far apart because this will increase the risk for leaks from one piping system creating a vacuum that sucks in water and debris through another.
So… don’t use cheap plumbing pipes!
It’s a bad idea all-around, and it can lead to costly repairs in the long run. We know that plumbing pipes can be expensive, but there are a lot of reasons not to use cheap piping. Cheap pipes may leak or crack over time, which will cause water damage and potential flooding in your home. It could also lead to pressure problems due to the poor quality material used for construction. You might even experience bacterial growth from the decaying materials inside the pipes!
If you want peace of mind about your plumbing system while saving money on repairs and replacements down the road, call Western Rooter & Plumbing today at (626) 448-6455 for more information on how we’ll make sure your new installation is top-notch!