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4 Benefits Of Plastic Soil Pipes

Need to upgrade your soil pipes? Here’s why you should switch to PVC.

Your soil pipes are one of the most vital parts of your home’s plumbing system.

Without them, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy your nightly soak in the bath after a long day at the office, hop in the shower after a sweaty gym session, or even flush your toilets.

However, they remain out of sight, hidden within the walls or underneath your floors, and so out of mind. And considering the dirty work they do, it’s probably for the best.

Traditionally, soil pipes were most commonly made from cast iron – and some older properties may still have them. Modern systems, though, are built with Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes and fittings.

In this day and age, plastic drainage pipes are an attractive option for those that need to replace their old soil pipes, and believe it or not, they hold the upper hand over traditional cast iron soil pipes.

How, you might ask?

In this post, our experts share four top benefits of plastic soil pipes and why you should consider making the switch.

1. They’re versatile

When it comes to PVC soil pipes, there’s lots to choose from.

Fittings, pipes and connectors are available in all different shapes and sizes, including branches, bends, singles, doubles and even tripes, so you’re bound to find the perfect fit for your project.

PVC soil pipes and accessories also tend to be much more affordable, so it’s a win-win!

2. They last longer

Soil pipes are designed to function in some of the most extreme conditions.

They can withstand the highest pressures and volumes of wastewater before they spill or leak. And with them being so durable, you won’t have to worry about persistent blockages or other drainage difficulties - or having to keep repairing or replacing them!

3. They’re easier to install

Because they’re so lightweight, PVC soil pipes are incredibly easy to install – meaning plumbers can do the job quickly and without fuss. There’ll barely be any disruption to your daily routine as you wait for your new PVC soil pipes to be fitted.

4. They’re more customisable

If you’ve just completed your dream bathroom renovation, the last thing you need is big bulky pipes ruining your aesthetic.

You won’t have to worry about this when you choose PVC soil pipes, though.

At Total Pipes, all of our soil pipes and fittings are available in a variety of colours, including black, white and grey. They’ll fit in perfectly with your bathroom and you needn’t worry about them sticking out like a sore thumb.

Purchase high-quality plastic soil pipes at Total Pipes

To get your hands on our PVC soil pipes and fittings, or to find out more about how your plumbing system could benefit from them, browse our collection here, or get in touch with our friendly, knowledgeable team.

Call 01254 382 000 to speak to us directly or email us at and we’ll be in touch with further details as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you and finding out more about how we can help!