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What are the downsides of PEX pipe?


Henry Johnson, Plumbing Expert

PEX pipe is a popular choice for plumbing due to its flexibility, durability, and affordability. However, there are some downsides to consider before choosing PEX pipe for your plumbing needs. One of the main concerns is that PEX pipe can be affected by UV rays, which can cause it to deteriorate over time. Additionally, PEX pipe is not suitable for outdoor use or for hot water applications above 200 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also important to note that PEX pipe can be more susceptible to damage from rodents and other pests. Despite these downsides, PEX pipe remains a popular choice for many homeowners and can be a great option for certain plumbing needs.

At 5 Star Best Plumbing, our specialists are experienced in all types of plumbing services, including PEX pipe installation, repair, and replacement. Contact us today for all your plumbing needs, including water heater repair and repiping services.

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