Unnoticed water leaks can cause significant damage to your home and belongings. The water can weaken the foundation of your home, ruin furniture, and cause warping in floors and walls. Additionally, the dampness can lead to the growth of harmful mold and bacteria. While some leaks are easy to spot, smaller leaks can be more difficult to detect and may go unnoticed until they cause visible damage.
If rust and corrosion accumulate in your pipes, it can restrict the flow of water and increase the pressure within the pipes. This increased pressure can eventually cause the pipes to crack. Additionally, tree roots can grow into pipes and cause clogs or damage, which can also lead to leaks or breaks.
PEX pipes are a popular choice for plumbing due to their ease of installation, lower cost, and flexibility. However, copper pipes are typically stronger and have a longer lifespan. PEX pipes are best suited for indoor use, as they can degrade quickly when exposed to direct sunlight. Despite this limitation, PEX pipes can be a good choice if you want to reduce the risk of leaks and lower energy consumption.