PEX Pipes: The Best For Houston Homes

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PEX Pipes: The Best For Houston Homes


Prepare your home for Houston’s inclement weather with the most durable plumbing available today.

After the winter storm Uri, many Houston homeowners are thinking about ways to better prepare their houses, townhouses, and condos for future incidents. Replacing pipes before a crisis can save money in the long run—not to mention lower stress levels—by preventing the rust and rupture that lead to flooded homes, contaminated water, and limited (if not nonexistent) access to running water. At John Moore, we recommend PEX pipes for Houston-area repiping needs for a variety of reasons. You and your family deserve peace of mind when disaster strikes, and here we provide you advice on how to keep your plumbing safe in order to keep your home safe.

Remember, if you have any questions like, “What is the best pipe for house plumbing?” or “When will I know if my home needs to be repiped?” that go beyond the scope of this blog post, we’re always available with an answer. Please feel free to contact us at (713) 730-2525 or message us online.

Repiping Your Houston Home

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Rusted Galvanized Pipe
There are plenty of reasons to repipe your home that don’t involve inclement weather. As galvanized pipes age, they begin to show signs of wear and tear that can disrupt access to the water you need for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. Keep your eye out for the following signs that something may be wrong with the piping in your home:
  • Brown or rust-colored water
  • Sediments or cloudiness in water
  • Abnormally low pressure lasting for days
  • Leaking or dripping
  • Water spots on ceiling (below pipes)
  • Rust spots on the pipes

When these issues occur, it’s a good idea to call a plumbing expert out to your home to assess the situation. In general, we believe it’s a better investment to replace your pipes when they begin to compromise your water supply rather than making repairs. If there’s a problem at one area of your plumbing system, chances are other areas are close to failing, too. It’s much more cost effective to install a newer, stronger pipe upgrade instead of constantly requiring fixes, not to mention less problematic for your home water supply’s overall safety.

In addition, we recommend repiping your home if you plan on renovating your kitchen or bathroom. Repiping before a renovation makes it easier for the installers to make the necessary replacements while your pipes are already exposed, increases the value of your home if you plan to sell in the near future, and generally makes for a comprehensive refresh.

For information about what to expect before, during, and after the repiping process, please check out our detailed FAQ.

The Best Pipes for House Plumbing

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Pex Pipe

At John Moore, we use PEX piping when we repipe Houston homes. PEX is the best solution for its durability and strength—necessary qualities in a Gulf Coast climate. PEX saves you time, money, and hassle since the crosslinked polyethylene (plastic) material it’s constructed from lasts much longer than traditional galvanized steel, CPVC, or copper pipes.

We’ve chosen PEX as our go-to piping material for the following reasons:

  • No rust
  • No corrosion
  • No leaks
  • No ruptures
  • More flexible
  • Capable of expanding to three-and-a-half times its original diameter and returning to normal with no damage
  • Capable of accommodating the expansion of freezing water Less need for tie-ins and connections
  • Usually able to run directly from water source to point of use
  • Minimally invasive in your home
If you’d like to know more about why we use PEX when repiping homes, we have a detailed rundown here. It covers everything from the materials that make up PEX, the advantages of using PEX in repiping, and our repiping process.

Houston Home Piping Solutions with John Moore

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In the harsh Gulf Coast climate, you want the best pipe for house plumbing possible to prevent freeze and flood damage. John Moore’s repiping services utilize durable, flexible PEX pipes to help homeowners save money on costly repairs that add up over time. PEX pipe’s ability to bend and expand without sustaining damages, as well as their resistance to rupture and rust, make them the most ideal plumbing solution we offer. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of our Houston plumbing experts, click the BOOK button below, or give us a call at (713) 730-2525.

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