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What you should know about PVC Pipe

If you are considering professional drain repair Ottawa, you want to make sure that whatever is replacing your current sewer line is going to be long-lasting, durable, and inexpensive. You want value for your money without skimping on quality.

PVC plastic is quite popular for its resistance to environmental degradation, outstanding tensile strength, high hardness and its significantly cheaper rates. They are quite popular for sewer line repair and can be recycled easily.

What Are Some Of The Characteristics Of PVC?

Below are some important properties of PVC:

  • Strength: Rigid PVC has amazingly great tensile strength
  • Hardness: Rigid PVC is extremely hard
  • Economics: they are quite cheap and readily available
  • Density: compared to most other plastics, PVC is very dense.
  • Economics: PVC is readily available and cheap.
  • Hardness: Rigid PVC is very hard.
  • Strength: Rigid PVC has extremely good tensile strength.

The difference between a “thermoplastic” (which is what PVC is) and a “thermoset” material is the response to heat while there will be a meltdown of Thermoplastic materials if they are heated anywhere between 100 and 260 degrees Celsius factoring in the additives. One of the most distinct features of Thermoplastics is that they will not lose or witness any significant degradation if they are heated to their melting point, cooled and reheated again.

Therefore, thermoplastics are best recycled rather than burnt. Thermoset on the other hand can only undergo heating once. This heating enables thermoset to be set and after this setting, they result in a chemical change that can never be reversed. A second attempt at melting thermoset materials will only result in it burning. This is why thermoset materials are almost never recycled.

Why is Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) prevelant?

PVC, especially the rigid one has a really high density for a plastic which makes it really hard and strong. They are also economically viable and readily available. They are highly durable and when they are combined with the characteristic of most plastics, they become a good choice for your sewer line repair Ottawa.

If you want to learn more about sewer line repair and why PVC might be a good option for you, call the licensed professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing. They are going to make sure that you have an informed opinion about the different options that you have available and they will be more than happy to talk to you about your current plumbing setup.

Give us a call today: 613-791-5777  for a free upfront estimate!

 

 

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