Copper piping is very common for water-supply plumbing in American homes. So much so that since 1963, about 5.3 million miles of copper has been installed in homes across America. This is due to the many benefits of copper piping. Here are five of the major benefits of copper piping:
For over 70 years, it has been the material of choice for water-supply plumbing. Copper tube is governed by established product standards and marked with permanent identification. This means it is easy to figure out what company made it and what it is made from. It is also a natural material making it environmentally friendly. It doesn’t crack or crumble, and is naturally corrosion resistant.
As stated above, copper piping is natural and its installation does not require solvents that contain volatile organic compounds. Contaminants cannot penetrate copper and it also prohibits the growth of harmful bacteria.
- Handles Extreme Conditions
Normal system pressure is about 50 to 80 psi. Copper can handle more than 1,000 per square inch of pressure. It can also withstand freeze-thaw cycles with rarely a problem. Copper plumbing has superior thermal conductivity allowing for open-flame or electrical resistance heating to be used for joining and melting frozen water.
Copper piping is the only plumbing that has a warranty of 50 years backed by the manufacturer. According to the manufacturers: when properly installed, the product will be free of failure due to defects in material or workmanship in manufacturing the product.
Easy handling, forming, and joining saves on plumbing installation time, material, and overall costs. It also will require less maintenance and fewer repairs, making it a very economical choice for homeowners.
For homeowners who need their homes re-plumbed with copper piping, or need copper piping repaired or serviced, should call All Star Plumbing and Restoration.