There are many types of plumbing materials installed in commercial buildings.
The main 7 are:
👨🔧 Stainless steel pipes – neat but high price tag, good around coastal areas and strength is vital for building owners.
👨🔧 PEX pipes – flexible plastic piping. Popular in residential and small businesses. Some advantages over copper piping.
👨🔧 Copper pipes – most expensive option with excellent durability and reliability. Can handle high pressure, preferred choice for refrigerant lines and underground.
👨🔧 PVC pipes – are used for cold and hot potable water as well as sewerage. Not as suitable in indoor and drainage applications.
👨🔧 Galvanized pipes – can be used to transport grey water and non-potable water. Less frequently used in domestic settings due to rust in smaller pipes.
👨🔧 Brass pipes – highly resistant to rust and corrosion and most durable option for commercial plumbing applications with a long lifespan. Brass also threads better than stainless steel pipes and is safe for both hot and cold-water delivery.
👨🔧 CPVC pipes – low priced option that can withstand exposure to heat and often approved for water delivery applications such as drinking water.
When you need to choose pipe materials for commercial properties such as apartment buildings, working with a professional plumber will ensure you get the best guidance regarding the most reliable and cost-effective options.