Replace a Flexible Tube in Singapore
Updated on Thursday 12th October 2017
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Flexible water supply tubes represent the easiest and most operational method of connecting toilets, faucets and other appliances to the water supply valves which are attached to the supply lines. In this article, our plumber in Singapore outlines a few important aspects related to replacing a flexible water tube in Singapore.
When do flexible water tubes have to be replaced in Singapore?
Firstly, it is important to note that whenever an appliance, like a faucet or a toilet, is replaced, the flexible tubes in Singapore have to be replaced, as well.
No matter if the supply line does not look damaged, our plumbers in Singapore strongly advise you to replace it.
This is because when the rubber seal is opened, it is quite difficult to re-seal it, particularly if the rubber gasket is an old one.
A rubber gasket which has been functioning for several years is most likely less flexible than a new one and it cannot form a watertight seal.
A lot of new kitchen or bathroom faucets are starting to be built with flexible tubes built into them, so that the old tubes will automatically have to be replaced when changing the faucet. Our plumber in Singapore can help you if you want to acquire this type of faucets, as well as with the installation of such appliances.
Types of flexible tubes in Singapore
Flexible tubes in Singapore can be:
• Braided nylon flexible tubes: these come with a reinforced outer core and present a solid PVS interior core. They are generally white and are usually utilized for cold and hot water supply pipes. This type of flex tubes is very flexible, therefore they can be acquired in long dimensions and looped if needed. Our Singapore plumbing professionals can offer more details on this type of flex tubes;
• Stainless steel braided flexible tubes: they are fabricated from braided stainless steel at the exterior and generally have a PVC inner core. The stainless steel from their exterior is very good for exposed areas, not only because they look good, but also due to the fact that it protects it from the outside, since it does not corrode;
• PVC flexible tubes in Singapore: these are durable and strong, being fabricated from a PVC exterior core which is generally braided with nylon, and an interior core fabricated from solid PVC. They are usually the most affordable option, even though they are very flexible, having a great strength and being easy to handle.
In case you need to know more about flex lines in Singapore, or for any plumbing services in Singapore, please contact our friendly staff.