You have many options when it comes to repiping your home or business. For some, the choice comes down to cost. Others consider a combination of factors, such as performance, energy efficiency, and required maintenance. Some are thwarted in their choice because of the unique characteristics of their property, which often happens with historic homes.
Two popular choices for modern plumbing are PEX piping and CPVC, or chlorinated polyvinyl chloride. Both are plastic piping choices, and both have benefits over traditional piping options. You should talk to a repiping plumber in Aliso Viejo about each and about what benefits they can offer your property.
Here are a few things you need to know:
To understand how these pipes are installed, it’s important to know a bit about their properties. PEX piping is a flexible tubing that can be bent around corners, pushed through small spaces, and so on. It requires much fewer fittings than traditional plumbing since it doesn’t need joints to make a corner.
CPVC is a rigid plastic piping that is installed in much the same way as traditional metal pipes. It has to be joined to a coupler or elbow to make corners or connections. A high-strength glue is used to keep the pieces together. Not only does installation for CPVC take longer, but it requires more materials, and that all adds up to more cost.
Both PEX piping and CPVC are durable options for your plumbing. However, PEX is a more durable option that is likely to experience fewer repairs or other problems. PEX piping can withstand extreme temperatures and temperature fluctuations, so the pipes will not free or burst, and the material will not slowly degrade or crack. PEX piping is also resistant to corrosion and to sediment build-up.
CPVC is also resistant to corrosion and to freezing pipes, but it is not quite as durable as PEX. CPVC can degrade more quickly, and it can split. It can also come free from its connections, leaving you with a lot of bills for repipe repair. You aren’t as likely to experience as many problems with CPVC as you would with traditional metal piping, but you will experience more problems with CPVC than you would with PEX.
Your plumbing system uses up quite a bit of electricity through heating your water. If your pipes aren’t good at retaining that heat, you will use more electricity and spend more money every month.
PEX piping is highly energy-efficient, and it can help bring down your monthly household costs. CPVC piping is more energy-efficient than traditional metal pipes, but it is not as efficient as PEX. While you may not think that the cost savings is that much each month, consider what those costs will be when you add them up each month, year after year. Even small savings can become substantial when you are considering the life of the plumbing system.
Every property is unique and has its own needs, so we can’t say for certain that one type of piping will always be the better choice. However, in most cases, PEX piping is the superior choice for plumbing. It is resistant to many of the damages suffered by most plumbing systems, it is affordable and easy to install, and it is energy-efficient. With PEX, you won’t have to make as many repairs, and you won’t have to call an Oceanside repiping plumber in as frequently. You can expect consistent performance year after year, while your pluming delivers you clean water that smells and tastes great.
If your plumbing system isn’t giving you the performance it should, it may be time to consider repiping. Call Integrity Repipe in California to learn more about PEX piping or other repiping options. A repiping plumber from our team will inspect your property and your current plumbing, and will explain your options for repiping. We are specialists in PEX piping, but we work with all types of plumbing. We can perform repipe repair, or we can repipe your whole system. Call us in California today to schedule a consultation or an inspection with a repiping plumber and get a free estimate.
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