Three Most Common Water Supply Pipes in Sacramento

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Three Most Common Water Supply Pipes in Sacramento

 

I had a client who had very low water flow in several of their plumbing fixtures. After taking a few things, it became apparent that the pipes were the problem. The galvanized pipes have started to rust on the inside of the walls of the pipe. As the rust develops, it begins to reduce the amount of water that can flow through the pipe. Some of the pipes were nearly closed entirely.

 rusted pipe in sacramento


Most Common Types of Plumbing Pipes

 

  • Galvanized Steel Pipe
  • Copper Pipe
  • Pex Pipe and Tubing

 

Galvanized steel pipe is found in older homes and can still be found in many homes in the Sacramento Region. Steel pipe is corrosive and will rust over time. Repairing the pipe can be cumbersome and time consuming if a leak were found in the home.

Copper Pipe is non-corrosive and will not rust. It is lighter than galvanized steel but soldering the pipe can be messy and may require a professional to be call. This is not something a first time homeowner will want to tackle.

Pex tubing is the latest innovation in the plumbing industry and can be found in many of the newer homes in Sacramento. This product is easy to install, easy to make repairs, and is energy efficient. Since it is sensitive to UV rays, it can not be used in outdoor applications.

 

All three of these plumbing water supply pipes can be found throughout Sacramento. If you are not sure which type is in your home, you can call a professional and have it checked. You can easily check for yourself. Check where the water enters the building, look at the pipes that stick through the walls in the bathrooms and kitchen, or take a peek under the building.

Knowing the type of water supply pipes that you have will help in answering some common problems that you may have in your Sacramento home.

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall
General Contractor, Sacramento, CA - 916-765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366

The Smith River must be pretty clean Hella.

June 28, 2012 09:58 PM
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Bob & Leilani Souza
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Tom, we put PEX pipes in a custom home we built and sold a couple of years ago. Another nice thing about using PEX vs. copper in new construction is a scary five-letter word: T-H-E-F-T! Copper is a lot more valuable than PEX. :)

Leilani

June 29, 2012 12:36 AM
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Tom Arstingstall
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Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366

I hadn't thought about that until Mike Young had mentioned it, that is a very good point Leilani!

June 29, 2012 01:11 AM
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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This is important information about pipes in homes, Tom!  I'm one of those folks, who has galvanized pipe in my home!  I often envy the newer Pex type pipes I see in newer construction!  But at my house, if something isn't broke, I don't fix it:-)

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That is good advice Myrl, don't fix something that isn't broken.

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