22 March

What Size Pipes Do You Need for Residential Plumbing?

Even if you are just planning on undertaking a major renovation and not building a new home, there are still a lot of things to consider and organise before you can start your project. The plumbing pipes are one of those important things on the to do list ; you’ll need to know what material to use, what size should the pipes be and so on? That’s when its best to gather information and budget costs from your plumbing Melbourne company to prepare for your project.

In Melbourne, residential plumbers require a licensed and to be registered with the plumbing board. Plumbing, whether residential or commercial, needs some research before starting the project. Residential plumbing deals with plumbing in the family homes, such as toilets, showers, hot water services and fixtures in kitchen and laundry sinks.

Alderbrook Plumbing is one of the foremost residential plumbing providers in the Keysborough and surrounding regions. We have a team of licensed and knowledgeable professionals, with the right tools and expertise, who understand the requirements of your plumbing needs and we pride ourselves on responding and arriving on time. It’s all about the service for us.

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When speaking of pipe materials to use, water pipes are generally made from a variety of materials, including PVC or copper being the most popular used today. There are some established areas where the pipes are made from galvanised steel, vitrified clay or cast iron, but the majority of pipes these days are PVC, that are corrosion resistant, lightweight and flexible. Led is not being used today because of its concerns as a health hazard. If your home is on the established side and has led pipes, consider changing them to PVC or copper. Copper has anti-bacterial properties, so if you are drinking water from the tap, you’ll be safe with PVC or copper pipes.

If you’re wondering about the size of the pipes to use, for your residential plumbing, be aware that plumbers use formulas, to work out the sizes of the required pipes. However, they need information such as the water pressure, pipe friction (caused by bends in the pipe) and pipe grade (the pipe steepness). From this information, Alderbrook Plumbing can figure out the correct size of the pipes required for the job.

The diameter of the pipes needs to conform to current Australian standards, While a large diameter pipe is for greater water pressure, plumbers need to follow the necessary guidelines. It is the job of the plumber to determine the diameter of the pipe, which assures you of the fact that whatever size they deem fit, it will be suitable for your application.

Whatever your plumbing needs and questions that need to be answered, remember that Alderbrook Plumbing can provide you with a competitive, insured, and licensed plumbing service. We specialise in residential plumbing but can also perform commercial plumbing if needed. Our drain and sewer services are a 24/7 operation and we also perform after hours, weekend and emergency services.

You can contact us for any plumbing service that you need. Call us on 0418 313 283 and you can visit us at www.alderbrookplumbing.com.au, for information about of full range of services.

Our services are available in the regions of Noble Park, Dingley Village, Braeside, Springvale, Aspendale Gardens, Bangholme, Carrum Downs, Keysborough, Dandenong and surrounding areas.


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