Arguably one of the best innovations in plumbing, PEX plumbing is made from high-density polyethylene and designed to be highly flexible and affordable. Due to its qualities, it may be better for your home than its metal counterparts like copper piping.
What are the benefits of PEX piping?
Affordability. PEX is a cheaper option than copper piping. It is easily manufactured and simple to install.
Flexibility. One of PEX’s main advantages is its flexibility. It can maneuver through tight spots without the need for elbow fittings or couplings. This flexibility means that it has fewer parts, so there is less chance of them breaking down. It also makes PEX more burst-resistant. It expands and contracts more easily, unlike its metal counterparts.
Safety. Because PEX piping does not have to be soldered, it is free of the contaminants that often seep into piping during that process.
Heat and cold resistance. Copper pipes conduct heat really well, which leads to a heat loss as water travels to the faucet or showerhead. PEX’s plastic construction, however, reduces energy loss like this, a benefit on cold mornings.
Simplicity. PEX piping is color coded, which can come in handy. The red lines are hot, blue are cold and white could be either.
If you need PEX repiping, then book a SERVIZ Pro or call (844) 473-7849.