Copper vs Pex:

Copper and Pex piping (high-density cross-linked polyethylene) are both popular choices when replacing the plumbing lines in your home. Both have advantages, but it’s important to consider your area and water chemistry when deciding what to have installed.

So Which is Right for Your Home?

Whether you need a single pipe repaired or your entire house re-piped, Graham Plumbing can evaluate your home and provide you with options.

How do I Know if I Need to Have my Home Re-piped?

Homes built before 1975 should be evaluated by a professional plumber. Deteriorating pipes can contaminate your water supply with lead or rust. Graham Plumbing can test the water pressure and quality to determine whether your home needs to be completely re-piped.

Advantages of PEX

  • Less expensive than copper
  • Lower carbon footprint
  • Thermally conductive, so hot water stays in pipe longer

Advantages of Copper

  • Resistant to corrosion
  • Resistant to bacteria growth
  • Fully recyclable