Why PVC Pipes Are Important

When inspecting your home’s plumbing, you may happen to notice an abundance of white plastic-like piping. That material happens to be PVC, and it plays a rather important role in your home: helping your plumbing run like a champ. If you’re curious as to why this material was deemed a notable plumbing choice, then here are a few things to consider:


One of the most significant benefits of PVC, also known as polyvinyl chloride, is that it’s incredibly strong. Whether it’s handling a gush of hot water or some minor debris, this material will stand the test of time.

If traditional plastic were used in place of PVC, then the material could warp due to the constant temperature change. Additionally, plastic would be very simple to break under pressure, whereas PVC is a “champion” for staying solid when faced a variety of elements.

Long Lifespan

Think about it: how many times has PVC piping been replaced in your home? Like most homeowners, you might not even remember — that’s because PVC has quite the long lifespan! As mentioned earlier, this material is stable and can withstand any force that’s thrown its way.


Unlike some housing materials, PVC piping is universal and has a variety of different uses that go beyond plumbing. Homeowners often repurpose PVC into a variety of planters, furniture, lighting and so much more! No matter what craft you make with this material, it will also withstand the test of time and look great in the process!

For assistance in the areas of plumbing, heating, and cooling, look no further than Manchester’s Proactive Comfort. For expert service and repairs, give us a call at (603) 239-2346 to schedule your appointment. We also serve customers throughout Hooksett, Nashua, and Hillsborough County.