Benefits of plastic plumbing pipe include its light weight, flexibility, resistance to chemicals, inability to corrode and low cost. Plastic plumbing pipe provides better insulation than its copper counterpart, which helps to resist freezing, sweating and bursting.
Plastic pipes are recyclable, making them a more environmentally friendly option than some other plumbing pipe materials. The durability, variety of lengths and shapes and ease of use of plastic plumbing pipe are factors that help to keep the cost of a plumbing job low. Plumbing work completed with plastic pipes should last as long or longer than an identical job completed with other plumbing pipe materials and is often completed in less time.