Various types of materials are used for pipes like PVC, copper, polybutylene, CPVC, plastic etc. Amongst them, polybutylene pipes have had abnormally high failure rate. Polybutylene pipes, or PB pipes, were widely used as construction material in houses and offices from 1970s to 1990s. So, if your house was built during those years, there are chances that you have polybutylene pipes.
How do you tell?
PB pipes are usually grey, black and blue in color, and sometimes it can also be dull white color. Grey color is used in the internal house piping and blue for external piping. These pipes are fitted with plastic joints which also have increase chances of failure. Observe the following things to determine if you have PB piping or not.
Why is it bad for your house?
Polybutylene pipes have a bad reputation of failing without warning and causing major damage to the house. Here's why.
Reduces value of house
If you are planning to sell your house in future, you must consider changing your pipes. A PB plumbing will reduce the value of your house. It might even be difficult to get an insurance of your house with this piping. Even the hardware stores have stopped selling Polybutylene parts so it is harder to get them repaired or replaced.
Every smart house owner understands the importance of a good plumbing system. You might have faced situations where your plumbing failed at a critical point and landed you in trouble. This situation made you none the less wiser. So have foresight and book an appointment with the best plumbing services in Edmonton. Pro plumbing professionals will provide you quick and affordable services.
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