PEX tubing looks something like a garden hose but it’s much stronger and more reliable. Its flexibility and strength make it as reliable as copper but easier for plumbers to work with. We suggest PEX tubing as a low cost alternative to copper piping. For superior quality in residential plumbing and commercial plumbing applications, we use Uponor PEX plumbing systems, a trusted source for over 20 years, and the PEX expansion system from Zurn Industries, LLC, a leader in commercial, municipal, healthcare and industrial markets.
Advantages of PEX Plumbing
- PEX tubing looks something like a garden hose but it’s much stronger and more reliable. Its flexibility and strength make it as reliable as copper but easier for plumbers to work with. We suggest PEX tubing as a low cost alternative to copper piping.
- PEX plumbing installations require fewer fittings than rigid piping. The flexible tubing can turn 90 degree corners without the need for elbow fittings, and PEX tubing unrolled from spools can be installed in long runs without the need for coupling fittings.
- Attaching PEX tube to fittings does not require soldering, and so eliminates the health hazards involved with lead-based solder and acid fluxes; PEX is also safer to install since a torch is not needed to make connections.
- PEX resists the scale build-up common with copper pipe, and does not pit or corrode when exposed to acidic water.
- PEX is much more resistant to freeze-breakage than copper or rigid plastic pipe.
- PEX tubing does not transfer heat as readily as copper, and so conserves energy.
- Water flows more quietly through PEX tube, and the characteristic “water hammer” noise of copper pipe systems is virtually eliminated.
- PEX plumbing installations cost less because:
- PEX is less expensive than copper pipe.
- Less time is spent running pipe and installing fittings than with rigid pipe systems.
- Installing fewer fittings reduces the chances for expensive callbacks