Depending on the age of your home, you may find galvanized steel pipes, copper pipes or the latest plastic piping in your home. At one time, all water pipes inside a home were made of galvanized steel. These were expensive and subject to corrosion as well. Plumbers found them difficult to work with and usually replaced sections of pipe once they became corroded. Water flow would decline over time until there was just a trickle of water coming through.
Copper pipes were very popular for many years. They needed to be soldered and took more time to install. They did not corrode and they were easily modified. You just needed a hacksaw or a pipe cutter and a soldering torch. Plumbing jobs were easier, however soldering with a torch also brought risk with it. In a few cases damage to consumer’s homes were caused by the torch during plumbing activities. Most plumbing jobs in new homes today use snap together plastic piping. It is much easier to install. Plastic piping can be bent around corners and the components used allow the pipe to be inserted and connected without any soldering or difficulty. Plumbers know that you cannot mix connectors for copper and plastic piping.
Professional Plumbing in San Tan Valley, AZ is well trained to work with all of these technologies. Our company can complete repairs with all of the pipe technologies. New installations are typically plastic piping and we can work with copper piping as well. If you need a new installation or are just changing out faucets, sinks, tubs or toilets, give us a call to arrange an appointment. We can help you with all of your needs and work with any plumbing technology in your home. We also unplug drains in sinks, tubs and toilets. Call today.