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Plastic vs. Metal For New or Replacement Fixtures

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When considering new or replacement fixtures it can be tough choosing between plastic and metal options. Which one do you need and want? But which one will work best? General plumbing in Citrus Heights, CA can handle fixture installations and repairs. They can also offer advice or recommendations, but here are a few tips to take note.

Plastic Vs. Metal Fixture Options

Plastic fixtures, such as PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or PEX (cross-linked polyethylene), are popular for residential plumbing systems. They are affordable and easy to install.

PVC and PEX piping are lightweight and flexible, ideal for retrofitting or for areas with tight spaces. Plastic is resistant to corrosion and chemical damage too. Both prolong their lifespan and reduce the need for frequent plumbing repair.

Metal fixtures, such as copper or brass, have long been a staple in plumbing systems due to their durability and reliability. Copper piping, in particular, has excellent heat conductivity and resistance to high temperatures. It’s suitable for hot water applications.

Brass fixtures have aesthetic appeal and the ability to withstand high water pressures without cracking or leaking. Some metal pipes can experience corrosion though, sometimes due to water quality and other elements in the water.

Other Considerations

When deciding between plastic and metal fixtures, consider other factors such as the intended use, budget, and the existing general plumbing infrastructure. Plastic fixtures may be more cost-effective and easier to install. But they may not offer the same level of durability and longevity as their metal counterparts.

Metal fixtures can be more expensive upfront. But they can provide durable options for heating and water pressure. Some metal pipes can still experience corrosion depending on different conditions. Your decision may benefit from recommendations and advice from both pros and people who’ve used both fixtures.

One other thing that is important is proper installation from local expert plumbers, Top Rank Plumbing. Call us once you have your final option. or still need additional input into your fixture of choice. We also offer 24/7 emergency services in case the fixture replacement or repair comes

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