Plumbing leaks and foundation damage may seem like two separate issues. But in reality, a causal relationship exists between them. In this case, a causal relationship essentially means that plumbing leaks can cause foundation damage and vice versa. To better understand how different plumbing problems can affect your home’s foundation, let’s discuss two scenarios that could impact any home in Houston.
Whether homeowners opt for different home improvement projects in order to make their homes more comfortable, add more livable space, or improve the structural integrity of their properties, the home improvement sector has seen continued expansion over the past few years.
Plumbing system failures could lead to major damage to your furnishings and home. Regardless of the piping materials and system you have in your home, all pipes and fittings will fail eventually. Typically, that happens due to age, major fluctuations in water pressure and temperature, inadequate maintenance, improperly installed pipes, and/or faulty components. Because most of your piping system, including joints and fittings, is hidden inside your walls, floor, and ceiling, identifying the subtle signs of plumbing problems before they actually occur and knowing the expected lifespan of your plumbing materials and components could help you prevent unexpected plumbing failures that can end up costing you a small fortune.
PEX piping is made of polyethylene whose molecules are chemically or mechanically linked together for superior flexibility and resistance to mechanical stresses. Because PEX is also resistant to the chemicals and compounds in the water, it’s approved for use in plumbing systems in all 50 states, including Texas.
Whether you’re building or remodeling your home, choosing the most suitable piping material is critically important in order to have a functional plumbing system without encountering any problems for many years to come. Although there are many piping materials available on the market today, PEX is being increasingly used in residential and commercial plumbing applications.
For many decades, copper has been the material of choice for commercial and residential plumbing systems. Although specific characteristics, including heat and high-pressure resistance, still recommend copper for home plumbing, this material can fail sooner than expected due to a wide variety of factors. Additionally, copper is more expensive than other plumbing materials, which are increasingly being used as viable alternatives to traditional materials.
Since the first aqueducts were built more than 2,000 years ago, people have relied on different water supply systems to get potable water to and throughout their homes. But with the introduction of modern plumbing systems, increasing numbers of people have been complaining about different noises coming from pipes.
Water leaks can be a big problem for a homeowner. While a tiny leak in a pipe is quite easy to fix, more serious issues may require a complete repipe. If you’ve experienced different plumbing problems, such as frequent leaks in different areas of your home, pipe failure due to rust, low water pressure, discolored water, strange noises coming from pipes, and/or water that tastes or smells bad, you may need to repipe your home.
PEX plumbing has several advantages over metal piping (copper) and plastic pipe systems. PEX is a cross-linked polyethylene that is flexible, doesn’t corrode, faster to install compared to others, and has less connections. PEX is very durable and costs less than copper pipes. It is crucial that you pick the correct pipe for you and your home.
Replacing your old worn-out pipes with PEX pipes offers new ways to save energy and money. Although modern technology hasn’t changed a lot in years, there are some new affordable products that will change the plumbing industry, such as increasing energy efficiency. PEX has been used for nearly 20 years in commercial and residential areas and here’s why.