When you need repiping, there are a lot of reasons to consider PEX pipe. PEX is extremely flexible, durable, and is resistant to heat and freezing. In addition, it can reduce your utility bill for producing hot water, and installation is also cost effective! The reasons PEX is cheaper than plumbing with copper, is because the material is cheaper to manufacture, and it requires a lot less effort for installation. However, the advantages for choosing PEX pipe for your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas do not end there. Read on to learn more about PEX pipe, and how Benjamin Franklin Plumbing can assist you.
Other advantages include the fact that PEX is easier to route piping in your home and in a water distribution system. PEX’s extreme flexibility facilitates installation, and it can accommodate 90 degree turns without an elbow. Requiring fewer fittings saves you money, reduces the potential for leaks and cuts down on installation time.
One advantage that is a major convenience is the use of a manifold in a water distribution system for your home. This means each PEX pipe serving a specific area of the home features its own shut off valve. The value of a shut off valve for each area of the home means water can be shut off in one area, while water service remains on for the remainder of the home. It is a convenience families love and with good reason. The manifold also enables stable pressures to be delivered to individual fixtures, providing a major advantage.
Repiping Your Home
When issues begin to occur frequently with a home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas homeowner’s often ask if it is time to repipe. Low water pressure due to leaks and corrosion, discolored water, and frequent water leaks is a common sign that it is time to repipe. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing licensed plumbers can provide the professional and reliable service you need for repiping your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas.
More about PEX
Cross-linked polyethylene tubing, or PEX pipe, is not only ideal for new home builds; it is also easier to retrofit in existing homes in need of repiping of plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas.
The popularity of PEX pipe continues to increase, and you have already seen a number of the reasons why. For your convenience, the following provides a list of the most popular reasons, including:
- PEX offers a higher flexibility than any other type of pipe material. The flexibility facilitates installation, saving time on labor. The flexibility is also responsible for the ability of an installation with fewer fittings, reducing costs, and the potential of leaks in your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas.
- The compensation of PEX pipe provides insulating properties, reducing heat loss as hot water flows through PEX. This provides the advantage of retaining temperature in long pipe runs.
- The flexibility of PEX allows for slight expansion, and therefore a higher tolerance of freezing
- PEX improves water pressure, an attribute appreciate by almost everyone
- PEX is resistant to the buildup of minerals caused by hard water
- PEX will not rust and corrode
- PEX provides a cost effective option for repiping your plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas
- Fittings are attached with a crimping tool just for PEX, rather than attachment of fittings with glue, or soldering, saving time and money
- PEX is ideal for long pipe runs, being available on spools in a length of 1,000 ft., reducing the number of fittings required
- PEX is lightweight, and therefore easy to handle
- With the use of adapters, PEX can be connected to copper or PVC pipe
- Color coded for simple identification of hot or cold pipe, and supply lines
- The PEX system provides a manifold with a shut-off valve for each segment of pipe, facilitating repair without the need to turn the water off to the entire home
- Resists deterioration due to chlorine and other water treatment chemicals
- PEX is NSF International certified as providing clean drinking water
PEX has only a few disadvantages to consider when selecting a pipe material for your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas:
- • PEX can only be used in indoor applications as its composition is susceptible to deterioration when exposed to the sun’s UV rays.
- • While PEX is able to endure slight expansion when freezing occurs, it will freeze and is unable to tolerate the freezing conditions in outdoor applications.
- • An 18-inch copper or PVC line is required to bridge the connection between PEX and the hot water heater.
- • PEX is not a recyclable material.
When you need repiping of your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas Benjamin Franklin Plumbing licensed plumbers ensures superior quality services and the attention to detail that you require for a professional and reliable job. Our plumbers’ possess the expertise to meet and/or exceed the industry standards for plumbing you can trust with every job. To schedule plumbing services, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with a consistent A+ rating.