Archive for July, 2013

Copper Piping vs. PEX

Ameriserve Repiping is widely recognized by its customers for the quality and professionalism of its repiping and plumbing services. Ameriserve Repiping is Southern California’s most competitive copper repiping company, and the firm installs PEX piping and fittings as well. PEX pipes are cross-linked polyethylene pipes constructed to be durable at extreme temperatures and resistant to attacks from corrosive chemicals. Copper and PEX piping both have unique advantages, and Ameriserve Repiping can help customers figure out which would better suit their needs.

PEX is cheap, adaptable, and easy to install and use. It can be easily bent around corners and requires fewer fittings, which reduces the chances of leaks. It also is more burst-resistant than copper at extreme temperatures. However, PEX cannot be used outside because it is sensitive to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. It also has a shorter lifespan than copper and cannot be recycled.

Copper piping is durable and weather-resistant, making it ideal for long-term use. It is unaffected by ultraviolet rays and can be used outside. Copper pipes can also be recycled, although they rarely need to be because they last so long. However, copper is becoming more expensive and can corrode over time, giving water a metallic taste. Copper pipes may also freeze and break at extremely low temperatures.

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