Pritchard Plumbing Company
Plumbing is part of many remodeling projects, whether the plan is to install a small clean-up sink in a garage or the project is a bathroom addition or a complete kitchen or bathroom remodel. Whether you are doing the remodel yourself or you are hiring a contractor, you will need to make some decisions about pipes. If you have a Pritchard plumbing contractor, s/he will be able to guide you in choosing the most appropriate pipe for your project.
There are many types of pipe, and some are more appropriate for specific jobs than others. To help you with the decisions, here is an overview of the main types of pipe used in residential remodeling.
- Plastic Pipe
- PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
- ABS (acrylonitrite-butadiene-styrene)
- CPVC (chlorine-polyvinyl-chloride)
- Metal Pipe
- Cast Iron
- Galvanized steel
If you are doing the plumbing work yourself, you might want to use plastic pipe because it is easier to work with. The key to using plastic pipe, which is also less expensive, is to wrap plastic pipes tightly to prevent the escape of noise because plastic pipe can be very noisy.
With this information, you should be able to make some informed choices about the type of pipe best suited for your specific project needs.