As homes and buildings in our neighborhoods age, repiping projects are an inevitable part of the job for plumbing professionals. More and more installers are choosing PEX for commercial plumbing repiping projects. Here are five reasons why contractors are making the switch to an Uponor AquaPEX® system in sizes up to 3" for commercial plumbing applications.

1.    Uponor PEX is durable.

Because of the crosslinked engineering that goes into manufacturing PEX, the material is very durable. This means the piping resists corrosion, pitting and scaling that can plague copper pipe and cause reduced water flow and pinhole leaks.

2.    Uponor PEX expands three times its original size.

Flexible Uponor PEX piping can expand up to three times its original size, which is especially important in colder climates where there is potential for frozen water in the pipes.

3.    Uponor PEX installations are simple.

Because of its flexibility, PEX pipes can bend around corners, requiring fewer fittings and no messy glue or hot work. This, in turn, makes customers happy — especially in dire situations — because they get a new plumbing system in less time, which lowers the repiping cost.  

Watch the video below to see just how easy an installation can be with an Uponor ProPEX® connection.

4.    Uponor has the PEX design experts.

Uponor Design Services has been providing the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) industry with PEX support for more than two decades. They are a dedicated team of experienced design professionals, engineers and project managers trained in PEX applications for domestic water plumbing, radiant floor heating, radiant cooling, hydronic piping and fire sprinkler systems.

5.    Uponor has a 25-year warranty. 

Best of all, Uponor’s 25-year warranty on the PEX pipe and ProPEX® fittings will offer greater reassurance to both you and your customer.

Want to see an Uponor PEX repipe project in action? Read the Mechanical Hub article titled, “Apartment building’s leaky pipes replaced with PEX”.