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Is PVC safe for drinking water?

You want clean drinking water for your family; it’s the least you can expect from the water in your home! Water treatment systems, such as purifiers and filters, are sometimes required. But what about your home’s pipes? Our consumers frequently ask us if their pipes are introducing contaminants into the water supply. Plastic pipes are becoming more widespread for both hot and cold water lines conveying fresh water, and we’ll look at any safety concerns you may have with your home’s plumbing.

Rest assured that the experts concluded that PVC pipes are a safe solution for drinking water transmission. This is owing to their high degree of inertness and corrosion resistance. PVC pipes are thus devoid of bio-film pollution, which can serve as a breeding ground for bacteria. PVC pipes benefit public health by assisting in the provision of clean water. CPVC is a thermoplastic produced from PVC resin that is safe for drinking water consumption.

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What is the safest pipe for drinking water?

When building a house, planning out your plumbing system demands as much attention as the siding, wall color, and room arrangement. There are numerous solutions available on the market for pipes in your home. This may cause you to ponder what is the safest drinking water pipe. Plastic pipes, such as CPVC and PEX, are suitable for use with drinking water.

In general, these pipes would be unsafe in a cold climate. CPVC and PEX pipes can last for a very long time with no problems. In addition, unlike polybutylene pipes, plastic-based pipes do not degrade when exposed to moisture. PVC pipes are the most well-known type of plastic pipe, however they have several significant downsides. If that pipe transmits water that is as hot as 140 degrees Fahrenheit, it may deform and fail. PVC pipes should not be used for your main drinking water supply.

Copper Pipes Are The Safest

Although PVC or plastic pipes are suitable for conveying drinking water, they are not always the most secure. When it comes to this, copper pipes are still the undisputed monarch. For water pipes, copper pipes with lead-free joint materials are the best option. They are durable and will not leech chemicals into your drinking water.

Copper pipes, are normally more expensive, and the laborious mining and manufacturing process of copper involves some environmental trade-offs. Also, if your water has a pH less than 7, you will need to construct a mechanism to balance the acidity of the water, or the copper may corrode.

Still Haven’t Made Up Your Mind?

Read more on our article wherein we answered the question, “Which Is The Best Material For Pipes?” here we tackle on each of the varying factors that come into play when deciding on which is the best material for pipes for every situation.

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