What is Poly-B Pipe?
Poly B™ (polybutylene) was a common type of plumbing material used to supply hot and cold water in residential buildings built between 1978-1995. It was a reliable and lightweight option for many plumbing projects. Poly b plumbing was much cheaper than copper piping, and it was installed in over 700,000 Canadian homes.
How to tell if you have Poly-B Plumbing?
Poly-b piping is generally a light grey plastic pipe with copper fittings and elbows. You can easily identify if your home’s plumbing has poly-b fittings by removing a few ceiling tiles in your basement, such as in your utility room, and viewing the grey pipes in the ceiling of your basement.
My home has Poly-B Piping. What do I do?
The safest thing that a homeowner can do is be proactive by replacing their poly b plumbing, in a procedure known as whole-home re-piping, before pipes begin to leak. Repairing sections of poly-b piping is not a solution, as once they start leaking, the problem will keep returning in more areas than one.
What is the cost of replacing Poly B Pipes in my home?
The cost of replacing poly-b piping will vary depending on the size of your home. The expert plumbers at Always Plumbing & Heating will remove the poly b pipes from your entire home and transition them to pex piping.
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