A pipe bursting under your home’s foundation can cause many problems.
An example is the gradual water damage due to a leak in an outdoor or indoor swimming pool or hot tub that has been improperly installed or built.
In addition to having to deal with the immediate damages caused by the storm, such as power outages and pipes bursting, many Houstonians now worry about the effects the severe winter weather could have had on their homes and foundations.
Even if you have already prepared your home for the chilly weather, here are a few simple maintenance tasks that could help you prevent damage to your home during the last few weeks of winter.
Regardless of the piping materials and system you have in your home, all pipes and fittings will fail eventually.
PEX piping is made of polyethylene whose molecules are chemically or mechanically linked together for superior flexibility and resistance to mechanical stresses.
Although there are many piping materials available on the market today, PEX is being increasingly used in residential and commercial plumbing applications.
To fit a variety of applications, PEX is typically enhanced with different additives for improved thermal stability, flexibility, and durability.
Besides being annoying, noisy pipes may indicate a series of issues that could escalate into major plumbing problems if left unaddressed.