Why should I consider installing an Uponor PEX plumbing system in my home?

If you are currently using old galvanized plumbng in your home, it may be time to replace.

The going option for repiping your home is PEX. But was is PEX and should you use it in your home?

What is Uponor PEX?


Uponor PEX plumbing systems is a flexible, durable plastic piping product called crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing used to distribute the water throughout your home. PEX tubing is a clean, non-toxic and extremely durable piping product that will not pit, scale or corrode. And although not a big problem for Houstonians, it even helps resist freeze damage.

 There are three different types of PEX tubing: PEX-a, PEX-b and PEX-c. Uponor manufactures PEX-a tubing, which is considered the superior type of PEX in the industry because the crosslinking is done during the manufacturing process when polyethylene is in its amorphic state (above the crystalline melting point). Because of this, the degree of crosslinking reaches around 85% (higher than PEX-b or PEX-c), resulting in a more uniform, more flexible product with no weak links in the molecular chain. We Do Repipes uses the superior PEX-a tubing for all repipes.

According to the manufacturer, Uponor AquaPEX tubing for drinking water is held to the highest standards in the plumbing industry.

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“In addition to testing and certification at NSF International, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Uponor PEX tubing has been tested and approved for potable-water applications by the most demanding agencies in the world, including DVWG-Germany, KIWA-Netherlands, CTSB-France and BSI-Great Britain. Toxicity extraction testing performed in accordance with ANSI/NSF 61 “Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects” verifies Uponor PEX tubing does not leach potentially harmful substances into the drinking water.” - https://www.uponor-usa.com

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Why Consider Installing PEX Your Home?

An Uponor PEX plumbing system is a clean, healthy, quiet and reliable system that provides many benefits over a copper or PVC system, including corrosion resistance, better freeze resistance, fewer connections for fewer potential leak points and a 25-year limited warranty.

We Do Repipes offers 5 Star Repiping Services to Houston Residents and the surrounding areas. Call today for a free consultation for a repipe. Call 281-819-8337 or request a quote online.