The International Plumbing Code (IPC) is a set of rules, regulations, guidelines and practices that govern the installation and repair of plumbing systems. These rules works seamlessly with the International Code Council’s (ICC) family of building codes and set the minimum regulations for plumbing systems and components to protect the life, health and safety of building occupants and the public. The IPC is currently adopted on the state or local level in 35 of the 50 U.S. states.
Unlike other states, Missouri leaves the choice of code up to local counties. There are two national codes (The IPC and UPC) that are used locally, but normally the UPC (Uniform Plumbing Code) is used with amendments from the local county.
The IPC sets minimum regulations for plumbing systems covering topics such as:
- Backflow prevention
- Fixtures & fittings
- Water supply and distribution piping
- Water heaters
- Sanitary drainage and venting
- Traps, grease interceptors & separators
- Storm drainage
- Nonpotable water systems
IPC is known for:
- Safety – It has a proven track record of providing safe, sanitary plumbing installations.
- Ease of Use – The IPC follows an easy-to-use format
- Embrace of New Technology – The IPC has a tradition of innovation while protecting the health and safety of the public.
- Correlation – The IPC is designed to work with ICC’s family of codes.
- Open and Honest Code Development Process – The IPC is revised every three years, relying on the expertise of
hundreds of plumbing, building and safety experts across the country.
Competency, skill, and a tradition of excellence make Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer the best choice for your plumbing or remodeling needs. All of our plumbers are licensed professionals with extensive industry knowledge.
Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer has been serving St. Louis homes for more than 30 years. Contact us today at 314-645-6350 or here for more information or to request a bid.
We offer a one-year warranty on all parts and labor excluding washers.