1) Galvanized Iron Pipes (BG)
First and foremost, let’s talk about galvanized iron pipe. These pipes are commonly used in old houses. Then, the advantages is this pipe is durable, heat resistant and not easily broken. Iron pipes are easy to rust and often clog when used for a long time. More often, iron pipes are not suitable to be planted in stone because when rusty it is difficult to change. So yes, there are advantages and disadvantages of galvanized iron pipes.
Galvanized pipes are pipes that have been coated on the outside with zinc to prevent corrosion and rust. Galvanized plumbing was often used in residences constructed before 1960. Galvanized pipe was designed as an alternative to lead pipe for water delivery lines. You could opt for Coppergard pre-insulated pipe.
2) Stainless Steel Pipe
Second pipe in this list is stainless steel pipe. Pipes are increasingly used especially in the meter connection to the house. Stainless steel pipeline is generally utilized in fluid or gas transport piping systems. Steel pipe is made from a steel alloy comprising nickel and chromite, which gives the stainless surface its corrosion-resistant qualities. Stainless steel pipes are more durable, non-rusty and the best plumbing to date. So basically, Unitrade offers an extensive range of pipes. However, the downside of these pipes are the prices. The expensive price makes it impossible to install them all over parts of the house.
3) PVC Pipes (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Third pipe on this list is PVC pipe or the scientific name of Polyvinyl Chloride. PVC pipes that are widely used in new homes. PVC-U pipes and fittings provide several advantages. They are indeed a safe option for transporting drinking water since they are light, easy to handle, and inexpensive. High mechanical performance, long-term endurance (at least 100 years for subterranean pipes), chemical resistance, and UV resistance are among the technical qualities. Furthermore, PVC-U pipes have a positive environmental profile and are completely recyclable. Pipes that are cheaper than iron pipes. Lack of durability makes it unsuitable to be installed outdoors. Suitable pipes are planted in cement to strengthen the pipes and importantly do not rust. Being an option as a sewer pipe.
4) Poly Pipe (HDPE)
Pipes that are easily flexible and not easily broken (clay). Pipes that are easy to change and install. These pipes are more resistant outdoors (sunbathing) than PVC pipes. These pipes need to be diligently serviced because of easy leaking. Being an option used from the meter to the house tank. HDPE pipe is a form of flexible plastic pipe that is commonly used to replace aging cement or steel mains pipes. Its high level of insulative properties and high molecular bond make it ideal for high pressure pipelines. It is made of the thermosetting HDPE (high-density polyethylene). Water mains, gas mains, sewage mains, sewage transfer lines, rural watering, fire equipment supply lines, electrical and telecommunication conduit, and storm and drainage pipes are all applications for HDPE pipe.
Last but not least, remember to use a pipe that suits your needs and budget from UNITRADE.