Advantages and Disadvantages of Copper Pipe Fittings
If you need plumbing replacement, you may be considering using copper pipe fittings. There are many pros and cons of using Copper Pipe Fittings. Read on to find out more, and if after reading you decide to use them, I highly recommend Watkins and Powis Copper Pipe Fittings. There are many benefits of using copper plumbing pipes but also some disadvantages which I will highlight below to help you decide whether to use them or not.
The first benefit is that copper pipes are long lasting and durable. This is because the material can handle very high water pressure making its lifespan around 50-70 years long. This will depend however on the climate, the quality of the water and patterns of operation, but it can last a lifetime for all sizes of families.
Another reason that copper pipe fittings are so popular is because they can endure both cold and hot temperatures. They are less likely to freeze during the winter than other materials. Copper pipe fittings are also more resistant to water corrosion.
The next benefit to point out is that copper pipe fittings do not contaminate water. Lead, iron, and galvanized steel are no longer used because of this exact reason. Copper doesn’t release toxic materials into water. Moreover, copper pipes are recyclable and can be used outside. They are also less harmful to the environment which now more than ever, is important in order to prevent worsening climate change.
On the other hand, there are some disadvantages of copper pipe fittings such as that they are costly. Whilst they are better for the environment than plastic PVC piping, they are more expensive. However, the fact that they are so durable outweighs this drawback.
Another possible disadvantage that can make copper fittings a drawback to some is they can add a slight metallic flavour to drinking water. Additionally, copper cannot withstand acidic water, so it is not suitable if you have water with high acidity.