Why is PEX Plumbing so Good?
Plumbers have been using copper piping for a very long time. However, PEX piping is starting to become the new standard. In this video, you will learn why this is the case.
PEX piping is not new. It was originally developed in Germany in the 60’s. However, it has really gained a lot of traction recently. One of the main reasons for this is how affordable it is. The material itself is less expensive and the installation process is simpler and less expensive as well.
Another main benefit of PEX is how it can bend. A single long strand of PEX can be bent as it runs along the walls and ceilings. This is what makes it so easy to install. In copper and PVC, elbows have to be used to bend the pipe. They are also liable to pressure drops. PEX systems do not get these same pressure drops. There is also much less water hammer with PEX piping compared to traditional piping.
Another huge benefit of PEX piping is that it has some elasticity. This means that the pipes are a lot less likely to burst in cold climates. Further, PEX pipes do not accumulate calcium deposits like traditional pipes do.