The service life of PVC water pipes is generally more than 15 years. However, there are many factors that lead to different lifespans. The specifics depend on the surrounding conditions of the pipes and whether the environment is severe, such as acid corrosion, high temperature, severe cold, and irresistible external factors, which are all serious threats to the life of PVC water pipes. Factors, all the service life of PVC water pipes is based on a single sentence? From the perspective of the problem, the official answer is that it can be used for more than 15 years.
Normally, the service life of a PVC drainage pipe is determined by the quality of the PVC drainage pipe itself, and the quality of PVC drainage pipes produced by different manufacturers due to factors such as raw materials, technology, and formulas are different.
In order to protect the health of the pipeline market, China has also stipulated the service life of PVC water pipes. The general requirement of PVC water pipes is to guarantee a service life of 50 years.
We are a manufacturer of PVC pipes and fittings. We resolutely prevent inferior pipes from flowing into the market from our workshop. We have stricter requirements on the quality of PVC drainage pipes, which can be used for 70 years under correct use.
The factors that affect the life of PVC water pipes are nothing more than four points. Below I will help you to explain in detail through a comprehensive comparison so that everyone can understand. I hope that customers who encounter such problems in the future can learn more about Pvc through my article today Water pipe life.
1. The general service life of PVC
Generally speaking, the service life of PVC is determined by the manufacturer of water pipes and pipes. Of course, different PVC pipe raw materials and production technology used by different manufacturers will also affect the service life of PVC pipes. Once the PVC water pipe industry has entered a stage of rapid development, many manufacturers have made a lot of fake and inferior PVC water pipe decoration materials for profit in order to make money. This also affects its service life to a certain extent. In order to protect the health of the pipeline market, my country also makes provisions for the service life of PVC water pipes. The general requirement for PVC water pipes is to guarantee a service life of 50 years.
2. The relationship between the service life of PVC water pipes and the environment
Although the country has made regulations on the service life of PVC water pipes, it is generally not really used for such a long time in actual use. Many people will find that PVC water pipe material is often used as a concealed project, generally, half of it is buried under the ground, and the other half is directly exposed to the air. The exposed PVC water pipes will gradually become weathered after a long period of wind and sun, while those buried under the ground will probably rot. It can be seen that the PVC water pipe will have a theoretical life and an actual life after indoor installation. The theoretical life is the service life provided by the manufacturer, and the actual life is the actual use time of the PVC water pipe after installation.
3. the relationship between the service life of the PVC pipe and the installation location
According to the data, the normal use temperature of PVC pipe is between 0 and 70℃, and the best temperature is between 5 and 60℃. In the four seasons of the year, the temperature is constantly changing, and it is within this temperature under normal circumstances. This is related to the installation position of the PVC water pipe. As for PVC pipe hardware and building materials, it should be installed underground as much as possible during construction, and the supporting pipes should be installed indoors instead of outdoors, and heat sources must be avoided during the installation process, such as installation in the kitchen. Places with heat sources such as gas stoves. When there is no way to install it outdoors, especially in cold winters, PVC pipes must be kept warm. Asbestos, glass fiber, or foam can be used for certain heat preservation measures to effectively extend their service life.
4. the relationship between the service life of the PVC pipe and the connection method
In the previous article, I also introduced the connection method and method of PVC pipe, but in fact, the service life of PVC pipe is also related to the installation method, especially when the connection method is bonded, it is best to choose High-quality glue can better ensure the leakage of water pipes during use. Perhaps one or two days of water leakage will not cause a big impact, and the accumulated water leakage that day will affect the material of the PVC pipe itself to a large extent. Therefore, when connecting PVC pipes, a new home improvement material, the glue should be applied to the joint completely and evenly, and the two should be installed together quickly when the temperature is high in summer to avoid the glue in a short time. Kill failure. Only in this way can its service life be guaranteed.