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Pipes Fittings

Piping and fittings are the foundation of your home plumbing system. Pipes carry fresh water to your fixtures and remove wastewater. To meet the building's requirements, fittings may be used to change a pipe's dimensions, branch or join pipes, or make pipes turn around corners.

Helping You Out With Your Piping & Fitting

Whatever the task--installation of new lines or repair or replacement of existing ones your Plumber Philadelphia can get the job done. The steff of plumber Philadelphia will also be happy to assist you with any of your do-it-yourself home plumbing projects.

Getting to Know Your Piping & Fitting

Lines supplying water are generally comprised of copper or plastic, and are normally 3 mm, 2 cm or 2.5 cm in diameter. Copper lasts longer and is less prone to mineral accumulation, but plastic is cheaper, easier to install, and non-corrosive. Pipes used for sewage lines are usually made of plastic (occasionally of cast iron) and are 4-10 cm in diameter.

Fittings are usually comprised of plastic or brass. The kind of fitting used varies, based on the material the pipes are made of. The correct match between pipe and fitting materials ensures that when joined together, they are properly sealed, and that their metal types do not react in a problematic way.

Typical Pipe Related Problems - and Their Solutions

Your plumbing system may be affected by several common pipe related problems.
If you have leaky pipes, you can remove the section that is leaking and replace it with a new one. You might want to ask you Plumber Philadelphia to attach the pipes to their fitting, as this can be quite difficult for a novice to do. A temporary solution would be to wrap waterproof tape over the section that is leaking.

Pipe problems and services

Sometimes pipe sweating can cause what appears to be a leak. You'll often discover that droplets of water have formed on the pipe when the water inside the pipe is colder than the warm, humid air outside of it. To take care of this situation, you can wrap the pipe using self-adhesive tape to insulate it. Make sure the pipes are clean and dry before applying the tape, and be sure both the pipe and the fittings are covered.

Although Philadelphia winters are generally mild, it can sometimes turn very cold. Particularly chilly weather can lead to the freezing of your pipes in winter. Should these frozen pipes break, damaging leaks and flooding would ensue. Asking your Philadelphia Plumber to properly insulate your pipes in advance will help avoid this situation. Wrapping your pipes with heat cables or tape is a quick, cheap way to insulate them. These electrical items work as a continuous source of heat, keeping your pipes from freezing.

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