Residential Repiping of Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride Pipes

Serving Vancouver WA – Camas WA – Battle Ground WA

Residential CPVP Plumbing Pipes in Vancouver, WA and Camas Washington from Clark County PlumbingMany newer homes are being constructed with Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) plumbing. This is especially true of larger homes, and houses in zoning areas where more durable piping is required for new construction. CPVC piping is a chlorinated version of the standard PVC material that most people are familiar with. It's preferred for its increased resistance to extreme temperature and extra durability. Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride pipes can be used to replace your current home water system for upgraded resistance and hotter water flow, or can be repiped in an existing chlorinated polyvinyl chloride system by a licensed plumber.

Why Choose CPVC?

Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride pipes can handle far hotter water than PVC without succumbing to heat and pitting or cracking. They are rated for water up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a 40 percent increase over the heat resistance rating of PVC pipes. This means you can employ more powerful hot water heaters, dishwashers and other appliances in your system using the newer piping material. When repiping your home plumbing system you will likely be presented with several options for materials. While PVC has been the standard choice in residential plumbing for much of the past few decades, the newer chlorinated plastic may be a great upgrade for your home, especially if you have to have it repiped due to heat-related cracking or leaking.

Repiping Residential Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride Pipes

While this newer material is more durable and thermo-resistant than PVC, it is still prone to leaks and temperature-related breaks in joints, elbows and long stretches of pipe. If you've ran into leaking elbows or dripping connectors, you may be due for a repiping soon. The same material can be used when construction your new piping project, or you can opt for the trending alternative material PEX, constructed from cross-layer polyethylene. Either way, you will need to hire a plumber with experience in residential chlorinated PVC systems. Homeowners near Vancouver, Battle Ground, or Camas, Washington have the option of contacting Clark County Plumbing & Drain for an inspection and repiping estimate on any residential water system. It's best to contact a professional the first day you notice dripping, leaking or pitted, slouching pipes around your fixtures or basement to lessen the scope of your repiping or repair job.
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