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How PEX Piping Saves Money

Ameriserve Repiping began serving the Northern California area in 1979. Since the 1990s, Ameriserve Repiping has provided PEX piping installation services. Two of the many advantages PEX piping provides to homeowners over traditional copper piping are lower initial price and lower maintenance fees over time.

There are a number of reasons why PEX achieves savings. For example, PEX piping can be stored on spools in much higher volumes, consuming less space. This results in lower shipping-and-handling costs for consumers. Traditional rigid piping, on the other hand, must be cut to specific lengths. PEX plumbing systems also require far fewer fittings due to their ability to turn easily at 90-degree angles. 

Not only is PEX piping resistant to cold, greatly reducing the likelihood of a burst pipe, but a PEX system can withstand high levels of acidity without corroding. Lastly, PEX is not a conductor of heat, and so a PEX system wastes less energy.



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Ameriserve Repiping on Residential Water Pressure Standards and Safety Measures

Water pressure is measured in pounds per square inch, with an average reading of 40-60 PSI in residential properties in the United States. A plumber will measure the water pressure in a property to ensure that the flow is constant. Low water pressure can be a sign of blockage or corrosion, whereas unusually high water pressure may result in undue stress on tap fittings, piping, and appliances, as well as increased costs due to high water usage.

Water must be supplied to the community at a higher pressure level than appropriate for domestic usage, to facilitate firefighting, maintenance of an even pressure in high-rise buildings at increased elevation, and other industrial water usage. For this reason, a device known as a Pressure Reducing Valve is often fitted to a residential property’s supply line. This brass fixture is controlled with a screw valve, and used to increase or decrease the water pressure on the property. This safety measure reduces both unnecessary water consumption and wear and tear on fixtures, appliances, and pipes.

About the Company: A California-based corporation, Ameriserve Repiping is dedicated to plumbing and copper repiping services on both residential and commercial properties. Owner Bob Park leads the Ameriserve Repiping team of plumbing specialists, well-known for their high quality work standards and exceptional customer service.

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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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