PEX is smelly because it sometimes leaches MTBEs into the water. This is not healthy for you.
What we really like about the video is when they talk about how damaging hard water can be. They do not mention that hard water is also a BIG contributor to pinhole leaks in copper pipes. Hard water and chloramines create the leaks so you must remove both.
The problems that are happening in Southern California, as well as across the country, are caused by water chemistry and we have a high load of chloramines and chemicals in the water that have crossed the tipping point and given the right conditions, are eating through copper and creating corrosive problems internally.
We also know that the water chemistry is creating pinhole leaks in copper plumbing and that we need to prevent those because they are devastating as far as cost and damage, and all that.
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Problems With PEX Off Gassing in California plumbing
Southern California is having lots of problems with pinhole leaks in copper plumbing. You might think that replumbing will fix it but it doesn’t. Water chemistry is the problem.
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