Have you heard the buzz about PEX piping and why it’s the best option for most new construction projects? H2o Plumbing uses it because it’s cost-effective, easier to install, and comes with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer. Most importantly, it doesn’t leach traces of rust or corrosion into the water your family drinks like other types of pipes. Read on to learn more about the benefits of using PEX piping, and if you need more information, contact us. We’re always happy to help.
Long Tubing Means Faster and Easier Installation
PEX is available in really long pieces, which makes installation fast. It’s easy to fish the tubing through existing walls, into attics, or underneath floors! That’s much harder to do with copper plumbing that usually requires being pieced together. The joints of copper or other types of pipes also bring the risk of leaks, which you don’t get in PEX tubing.
Better Water Pressure
Because PEX piping is so flexible, it’s easy to bend around corners. That means less pressure drop because water can flow more freely. Other piping systems require 90 degree turns, and that decreases water flow. Who doesn’t want strong water pressure when taking a shower or washing their car?
No Calcium Deposits or Corrosion
Since PEX is made of plastic, there are no calcium buildups like in copper or metal pipes. Plus, you won’t get the corrosion over time. That means your pipes will last longer and save you the expense of having to replace them and cut into your walls in the future.
The enhanced elasticity of PEX means that there is less chance of any pipe burst due to extreme freezing weather. You also get better expansion/contracting during the intense summer heat. You won’t have to worry about keeping those pipes warm anymore when those temperatures dip below freezing. That means you have less to worry about and can sit back and enjoy watching the snowfall.