Hire a contractor to remodel a kitchen or bathroom these days and there’s a good chance they’ll use plastic “PEX” pipe for the water supply lines instead of the copper they were using just a few years ago. Ask them about it, and they’ll probably say that PEX — short for “cross-linked polyethylene” — is […]

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Nothing lasts forever, and that includes the plumbing pipes in your home. Fortunately for home owners, the majority of pipe materials perform well for decades. However, when that lifespan is reached, pipes may start to leak. To prevent leaks, use the chart below to determine if your home’s plumbing lifespan is adequate or if water […]

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