What is a CPVC pipe ?
Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride, known as CPVC is a chlorinated thermoplastic pipe introduced for various plumbing applications, such as potable plumbing. Potable water is the water that runs from taps in sinks, showers and bathtubs located in kitchens and bathrooms. CPVC pipes allow access to clean and safe water from the city’s main water line.
MidCity Plumbers has expert plumbers certified to identify common drain problems that can arise based on a variety of factors. Access to safe water to bathe, drink and use to prepare food is vital in our day-to-day lives. Without it, we risk ingesting contaminated water leading to potential health effects, such as gastrointestinal illnesses. Our licensed plumbers have the skills, knowledge and ability to resolve any drain or plumbing issues you may face in a quick and efficient manner.
What is a CPVC pipe used for ?
CPVC pipes and fittings are used in a variety of residential and industrial applications where high temperatures are used and corrosion resistance is desired. The makeup of the material is the ideal choice in hot- and cold- water plumbing systems in residential and commercial spaces. The reason being is that CPVC pipes are resistant to corrosion and chlorinated water.
Chlorine-based disinfectants are used to kill many types of bacteria and parasites causing water-borne infections before the water enters your home. This makes CPVC pipes the most reliable option in transporting safe and clean water. In addition, CPVC pipes are easy to install, making the process simple and easy.
MidCity Plumbers strives to ensure residential and commercial spaces have access to quality water. Whether the CPVC pipe needs repair or replacement, our trusted plumbers are here to provide you with professional and efficient service.
CPVC Pipe vs. PVC
Plastic piping is affordable, durable and has an easy installation process. They all share similar benefits, so how do we choose which type of pipe to use? Two common types of plastic pipes are CPVC pipes and PVC pipes. PVC pipes are white and mainly used in plumbing and drainage.
The main difference between the two is CPVC pipes are chlorinated and able to withstand high temperatures of up to 93°C. They are lightweight, easy to use and simple to install. However, CPVC pipes are recommended to be used indoors as they become vulnerable when exposed to direct sunlight.
PVC pipes are inexpensive, flexible and resistant to blockages and high-water pressure. The pipes are soundproof and prevent the sound of water flowing making them the ideal choice to use indoors in sink drains, shower drains or toilet drain lines. In addition, PVC pipes meet sustainability requirements and limit the impact on natural resources. Compared to CPVC pipes, PVC pipes can only withstand temperatures of up to 60°C or weakening of the material can occur. Although both plastic pipes are similar in price, the decision to use one over the other will depend on building codes. Some building codes require CPVC pipes in place of PVC for transporting hot water.
At MidCity Plumbers, our professional plumbers will check codes and regulations before giving you options to save you time in the decision-making process. We will help you in every step of the process whether it is a new project or repair and maintenance for your residential or commercial space.