For most homeowners, we don’t know anything but copper for repiping our home because we never had to replace our copper pipes. For homeowners that are now experiencing signs that your pipes need replacing, PEX, an acronym for crosslinked polyethylene, is the first choice for most plumbing companies. PEX is used in residential repiping, new construction, fire sprinklers, floor heating, and cooling systems. The fact is PEX is now used more in new construction, and home re-pipes than copper or CPVC(chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) combined. The product is extremely durable and comes with a 25-year limited warranty on AquaPEX® tubing and ProPEX® fittings.
PEX Is Resistant To Corrosion, Pitting, And Scaling
Introduced to the North American market nearly forty years ago, it has continued to gain ground over copper. The three attributes that make the product stand out are flexibility, durability, and the fact that it costs much less. It’s become your plumbing contractor’s choice tubing because its ease of installation, performance, and reliability. Compared to copper Pex, it is resistant to corrosion, pitting, and scaling. For those customers that live in freezing conditions, PEX can expand up to three times its size, making it the most freeze resistant tubing/pipe on the market. You can also put to rest the concerns about the dangerous metals in your water because PEX is not made from metal.
In Comparison To Copper And CPVC PEX CPVC Copper
Resists corrosion, pitting and scaling Yes Yes No
Flexibility helps resist freeze damage Yes No No
Retains heat in hot-water lines; resists
condensation on cold-water lines Yes Yes No
Dampens rushing water noise; eliminates
water hammer and singing pipes Yes No No
Cannot be dry-fit; eliminates the potential for
future leaks and blow-offs Yes No No
NSF International certification for water purity Yes Yes No
Flexible, eliminating added fittings and liability Yes No No
We Have PEX Specialists Ready To Provide You The Service You Need
Whether you’re repiping your home, adding a bathroom or kitchen, the word is out – PEX should be every homeowner’s first choice. At Big B’s Plumbing, we have PEX specialists ready to provide the expertise, value, and service that every homeowner desires. Our accredited A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and Top-Notch reviews attests to the type of company we are.