Pipe failure can cause damage to floors, walls, and even foundations.
Replacing all the pipes in your home may seem like a big task, but if they fail, you will need to replace them anyway. On top of that, you will have to replace anything that sustained water damage. When you find you need to upgrade or replace your home’s piping, PEX is a great choice.
Signs Your Pipes Need to be Updated
- Noise when you turn on your faucet
- Low water pressure
- Wet spots under sinks or enclosed spaces
- Brown or discolored water
- Bad smell from faucets not used frequently
What Is PEX?
Cross-linked polyethylene, nicknamed "PEX," has become the new standard for lining the interior walls of a home with fresh water lines. When a home needs to have its water lines replaced because the old lines have corroded and slowly rusted away, PEX and copper are the two most popular pipe materials used today to re-pipe your home.
PEX, or cross-linked polyethylene, has been used for decades but it is relatively new in the United States. Developed in Europe, PEX piping was first used in the United States in 1984 and, to this day, it holds its ranking as the preferred material used to run portable water lines.
A corrosion-free pipe, which offers better-tasting water when compared to the metallic taste that comes along with copper water lines, PEX piping has the ability to expand and maintain a healthy lining when faced with freezing temperatures. Having durable water lines that will last longer than 30 years can be achieved with the installation of cross-linked polyethylene material used for re-piping projects.
Here at Allied Foundation, we specialize in replacing old water lines with updated PEX water lines in homes located in Houston and surrounding areas. For more information or for a free estimate, just give us a call today.