Pipe Insulation Tape in Goodyear, AZ

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Pipe insulation helps prevent freezing pipes in the winter and sweaty pipes in the summer. Condensation on water pipes are going to ultimately cause mold damages in your house. Frozen pipes can result in considerable flooding damage and are going to bring on costly repairs. By insulating your pipes, you will save not only on headaches, but you can also reduce your energy and water usage.

There are many kinds of pipe insulation on the market today. Among the most well-known kinds are foam, rubber, fiberglass, and a combo insulation consisting of foam and reflective foil.

pipe insulation tape photoFoam pipe insulation is produced from closed cell polyethylene which provides maximum protection from temperature loss and also condensation. It is widely regarded as the leading choice for insulating pipes since it has antimicrobial properties, is dust and fiber free and is offered in many tubular sizes which are self-sealing. Its drawbacks include the fact that it is inflexible and does not expand and contract neither should it be used touching heat cables or heat tape.

Rubber pipe insulation is a durable type of insulation that does withstand exposure to heat cables and tape and expands and contracts. It is a sturdy and a more energy efficient option that is also offered in self-seal and non-self-seal versions.

Fiberglass pipe insulation is used for hot and cold pipes and has a hot and cold temperature degree tolerance from between -20 F to 1000F making it suitable for very high temperature pipes even in industrial locations. It has an integrated wrapping which secures around the water pipes using a self-sealing lap. It comes in fiberglass thicknesses from 1/2″, 3/4", 2" to 3″.

Probably the simplest kind of pipe insulation to add is foam and foil insulation. The one step procedure consists of wrapping the self-adhesive insulation around the hot and cold water pipes. This particular type of pipe insulation is even suitable for lessening plumbing pipe rattling and dampening pipe sounds throughout the whole house or structure. In contrast, other types of pipe insulation require connecting the butt ends of the sections of pipe insulation together with pipe insulation tape which adds one more procedure to the insulating process.

In the end, the most effective kind of pipe insulation is one which matches your job and the types of pipes that exist. You will definitely need to marry the flexibility of the pipe (copper, pvc, pex) to the flexibility of the insulation material. Similarly, you will need a more durable pipe insulation material, like rubber or foam in outdoor applications including for air conditioners.

Historically, contractors utilized asbestos pipe insulation because of its insulating and heat tolerating properties. It is recommended to contact an asbestos abatement specialist to remove asbestos as the fibers present a very harmful health hazard. Abatement specialists may suggest encapsulating asbestos wrapped pipes with fiberglass rewettable pipe lagging as an alternative to asbestos pipe insulation removal.