Also known as Polybutylene, it’s a grey, flexible water piping material produced from 1985 to 1997. Due to its low cost and ease of installation, poly-b was used in a large percentage of homes built during that time period.
Poly-B Piping Systems Can Develop Issues Due To Several Problems With The Material:
- High levels of chlorine in the water supply cause the pipe to break down.
- Improper installation of piping, stress on pipe, kinking of pipe, etc.
- Installation of piping near high heat areas including water heaters, boilers, etc. cause pipe failure.
- Use of acetal (plastic) fittings became brittle and fail commonly.
If you are unsure if your home has poly-b water piping, Twin Peaks Plumbing, Heating & Gas can inspect your home plumbing to determine what material your water lines are made of.
If you have questions or would like assistance, give our professionals at Twin Peaks Plumbing, Heating & Gas a call today.