If your home requires new pipes, contact a plumbing professional for recommendations on what type of pipe is appropriate for your situation. There are often local code requirements. Many older homes have galvanized pipe, which is fairly durable but has a tendency to corrode. Copper is prized for its durability as well. It's virtually non-corrosive, but is quite expensive. Also, copper pipe is available in rigid and flexible types, which are appropriate for different situations. Plastic pipe and tubing is increasingly popular because it is lightweight, comparatively inexpensive, and doesn't corrode. Replacing pipe can be quite costly so take bids from several plumbing professionals before deciding.
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