There has been a lot of debate about CPVC and its problems. CPVC was actually invented in the 1960’s, but was not really used in homes until 1991. It has been around for a while but has had some issues. A lot of Orlando plumbers use CPVC to repipe homes in the central Florida area in the early 2000’s. Since then we have had a lot of plumbing repairs involving CPVC, some from past repipes and some from homes that were originally piped with CPVC. The main areas of concern with CPVC is the fact that it gets very brittle over time and can crack if barely hit. An example of a common issue with CPVC customers is they will try to shut off a valve under a sink and the CPVC will break causing water to flood the home. Another common issue with CPVC is if the plumber does not properly glue the pipe. It will hold pressure test but leak years later. We have seen fittings leak after years causing water damage. Overall most plumbers will not recommend using CPVC. It gets very brittle and has many issues. If you are thinking of repiping your home we suggest PEX, but make sure your plumber uses a high quality PEX, as all PEX is not created equal and cheaper PEX has its issues also. If you are in the need of a Orlando plumber to help you with your plumbing needs, give Drain Genie Plumbing Services a call at 407-490-1230.
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