Choosing the best PEX plumbing system for your home
If you are looking for an alternative to the standard copper water piping system that will not spring pinhole leaks, will not corrode, resists a high amount of chlorine build up and is easy to install, maybe PEX is the perfect solution for you. Acquiring a PEX plumbing system may be the best solution for your house in the long run.
There are many benefits to using flexible polyethylene – or PEX – tubing for potable water systems in residential and commercial applications. First of all, a PEX plumbing system has resistance to freeze damage; a polyethylene pipe can expand and contract where a copper pipe would burst and leak, potentially causing major damage. Secondly, those pipes will not deteriorate due to low pH levels found in many residential water systems. It is also worth mentioning that this kind of piping is lightweight and easy to handle and transport. Also, using a PEX plumbing system is environmental friendly, as the plastic is recyclable, whereas copper and other materials are harder to recycle and the process eliminate toxins in the atmosphere.
PEX is a better material for plumbing because there is no problem with corrosion, there are no issues with pinholes (those could make your life a living hell, especially when you cannot establish the origin of the leaks) and there are no buildups along the pipeline. A PEX plumbing system is completely safe; therefore house floods are out of the question. If you want reliable plumbing, we advise you to get a PEX plumbing system.
All in all, acquiring the PEX plumbing system is the best decision you could have made for the safety of your home and belongings. We advise you not to try to install it yourself though. It is better to call on an expert plumber to do it for you.