Choosing the right plumbing pipes for your home or business is really important. It affects how well your plumbing works and how long it will last. At Milestone Electric, A/C, & Plumbing, we know a lot about different types of pipes.

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We want to help you understand what each type offers and what might work best for you.

Copper Pipes: The Reliable Classic


– Long-lasting: Copper pipes are very durable and can last more than 50 years if taken care of properly.

– Doesn’t Rust: These pipes are great at resisting rust and decay, which makes them very reliable.

– Handles Heat Well: Copper is good for hot water because it can handle high temperatures.


– Expensive: Copper costs more than other types of pipes, which can affect your budget.

– Hard to Install: Putting in copper pipes requires special skills because they need to be soldered.

Story: We once helped a family in Dallas who had frequent leaks because their house had different types of old pipes. The copper pipes were still in good shape, unlike the others. We suggested using all copper pipes, and they haven’t had leak problems since.

PEX Pipes: The Flexible Favorite


– Flexible: PEX pipes can bend to fit around corners, which means fewer joints and less chance of leaks.

– Easy and Cheap to Install: These pipes are light and simple to put in, saving money on labor.

– Affordable: PEX is cheaper than copper but still offers a sturdy solution.


– Can’t be in Sunlight: PEX can’t be exposed to the sun because UV rays can damage the material.

– Sensitive to Chemicals: Some chemicals can harm PEX pipes, so it’s important to know about your water before installing them.

Story: Not long ago, we installed PEX pipes in a new building in Fort Worth quickly because of PEX’s flexibility, saving the client time and money.

PVC Pipes: The Cost-Effective Choice


– Doesn’t Rust: PVC doesn’t rust or rot, making it great for sewage and drainage systems.

– Very Affordable: It’s cheaper than copper and PEX, which is helpful for big projects.

–  Lightweight: PVC pipes are easy to carry and install.


– Can’t Handle Hot Water: PVC can warp or melt with hot water, so it’s not good for those needs.

– Stiff: PVC is stiff and can’t bend, which makes it harder to install in tight spots.

Story: We once changed a client’s old, rusty metal drain pipes to PVC. This solved their rust problem and saved them money.

Choosing the right pipes is about balancing cost, needs, and local rules. At Milestone Electric, A/C, & Plumbing, we’re here to help install the right pipes and answer any questions. The right materials can really make a difference in your plumbing. If you need help deciding what pipes are best for your situation, just let us know. We’re here to help people by making sure their plumbing is reliable and one less thing to worry about.

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