Low water pressure, discolored water, and frequent water leaks are potential signs that it is time to repipe your home. Repiping is the process of completely replacing the existing water pipes. Modern pipe materials offer a number of solutions for almost every budget. From premium copper piping, PVC, to PEX pipe, there is a pipe material right for your home and budget. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing can provide the quality service you require for your plumbing in Arlington.
Cross-linked polyethylene tubing, or PEX pipe, is not only budget friendly, but also easy to install, and easier to retrofit in existing homes, providing reliable new plumbing in Arlington.
With the growing popularity of PEX pipe, it is highly likely PEX will be the dominant piping. The advantages PEX offers are the reason for its popularity, including:
- The extreme flexibility of PEX facilitates a faster and easier installation, saving time on labor. The flexibility also enables its installation with fewer fittings, due to its tolerance of up to 90 degree turns without an elbow.
- The insulating properties of PEX reduce heat loss as hot water flows through PEX a big advantage in long, distant pipe runs.
- PEX provides slight expansion, and greater tolerance to freezing
- PEX improves water pressure
- Resists the buildup of minerals due to hard water
- PEX cannot rust and corrode
- Offers a budget friendly option for repiping your plumbing in Arlington
- A specialized crimping tool is used for the attachment of fittings rather than glue, or soldering speeding up the installation
- PEX is available on spools of 1,000 ft., facilitating long pipe runs and reducing the number of fittings
- PEX is lightweight, facilitating the handling of it
- PEX can be connected to copper or PVC pipe with the use of adapters
- Color coded for easy identification of hot, or cold pipe and supply lines
- The PEX system provides a shut-off valve for each segment of pipe, facilitating repair without shutting the water off to the entire home
- Resistant to water treatment chemicals
- PEX is certified by NSF International certified for providing clean drinking water.
PEX has only a few disadvantages to consider:
- PEX is for indoor use only, as the material is susceptible to accelerated deterioration when exposed to the sun’s UV rays.
- While PEX is able to endure slight expansion when freezing occurs, it is unable to tolerate the consistent freezing conditions of outdoor locations.
- In order for PEX to supply a water heater, an 18-inch copper or PVC line is required to bridge the connection.
- PEX is not a recyclable material.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing licensed plumbers’ will provide the reliable plumbing services you need for your home’s plumbing in Arlington. Our plumbers’ possess the expertise to meet and/or exceed the industry standards for plumbing you can trust with every job. If you have questions, or would like additional information about PEX pipe, or other plumbing solutions, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing serves Arlington, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas, and is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.