Types of Pipes
Cast iron is the more expensive option out of the 3 most common pipes. However, it offers
unparalleled advantages in terms of safety and noise cancellation. Cast Iron is the least
flammable of all pipe materials. In addition, unlike PVC, cast iron is adept at noise
cancellation due to its high natural density.
Copper is the most ductile and low maintenance of all pipes. Because it is ductile, copper
pipes are usually used as the small pipes, as it eliminates material costs in that joints and
elbows do not have to be installed separately. Copper does not take in materials from its
surroundings, and its relative inertness firstly prevents external materials from mixing with
the water it carries, and also is resistant to corrosion, thus explaining its low maintenance
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
These are your most cost-efficient set of pipes. Because they are made of synthesized
plastics, they are easily recycled into separate plastic pipes which can be re-used again. PVC
pipes are reported to have more than 100 years in terms of usage and does not degrade
easily. PVC is light and strong and is also easy to install. If you stay in a HDB flat and are
looking for a cheap option, this is likely the way to go.
Why Does Your Pipe Keep Being Faulty?
The main culprit of the pipe choke is usually when the homeowners flush debris or foreign
items into the pipe system. To raise an example, some examples of items that do not belong
in pipes are towels, papers and large solid objects such as vases. While it may sound
ludicrous that these items are found in pipes, these are actually the most common
offenders as the cause of blockages. As a word of advice, keep in mind what you wash down
sinks or flush down bowls, as objects will accumulate.
Poor Maintenance Of Floor Trap Or Filters
Items that go down into the pipe are usually blocked out or filtered by intrinsic filters, and
these exist around the house as parts such as floor traps. Sometimes, even these traps,
which are shaped like grilles in terms of functionality, may get completely blocked out.
When that is the case, it will be an easier fix as all we need to do would be to get rid of the
blocked item, large in surface area, to have completely choked the entire surface of the
floor trap or grille.
One of the main reasons why your pipe keeps choking could have nothing to do with you at
all. Sadly, if there is a high instance or trend of renovation happening around you, this could
be the reason why your pipes do not work very well. While human waste could very well
cause blockage, there are many instances where renovations or construction can leave
chunks of cement inside your pipes, especially when there is a high incidence of shifting and
edition of the existing pipe system. Such items include construction debris or foreign
material, which are easily left behind if not checked properly.
Types Of Faults That We Deal With
If your water levels are always up and down and you observe small waves at the surface of
the water levels, you may be facing a pipe choke situation. Republic Plumbers in Singapore
versed in dealing with such a situation and we intend to keep you informed how exactly we
plan to do it.
Should you notice that water keeps dripping from your pipe, even with a running water
source, your pipe might be defective. However, with Republic Plumbers around, this should
not be a problem for long.
3 Reasons Why You Should Call Republic Plumber
We know that you need to solve your piping issues and do so quickly. Nothing beats having
a technician ready to rush to your site and fix your worries. That is the Republic motto,
where we give you top quality service in the blink of an eye. Rest assured that we will be
rushing over once we know what your issue is.
Around The Clock, Always Around
What if your pipe chokes in the wee hours, but normal business hours are from 8.00am to
5.00pm? Here at Republic Plumbers, we aim to have you head out for work with a complete
peace of mind. Thus, we make ourselves readily available
at all hours and will arrange for services
at any part of day. Should your case be serious enough, we will head down immediately and
fix it for you!
In such a labor-driven industry, we tend to forget about the optimization of our tools and
technology that can help sharpen how we identify and deal with facility defects. As a
company, we make it a point to keep track of our empirical data, so that we may better
advise you in terms of next steps or necessary materials. This ensures that Republic Plumber services
can be more
efficient in our operations.