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Poly B Replacement FAQ

What is Poly B piping, and why does it need to be replaced?

Polybutylene (Poly B) is a type of plastic pipe used extensively in homes built between 1985 and 1997. It’s prone to deterioration and failure when exposed to chlorine in water, leading to leaks and bursts. Replacement is essential to prevent potential water damage and maintain home safety.

How do I know if my home has Poly B piping?

Identify Poly B piping by its flexible, gray plastic composition, typically found near water heaters or under sinks. It’s distinctly marked with “PB2110.” If unsure, it’s best to have a professional plumber inspect your home to confirm the presence of Poly B piping accurately.

What are the risks of not replacing Poly B piping?

Failing to replace Poly B piping can lead to serious risks, including sudden water leaks or pipe bursts. This can result in extensive water damage to your home, encourage mold growth, and necessitate costly repairs, thereby affecting your property’s value and safety.

How long does Poly B replacement take?

The time frame for replacing Poly B piping varies depending on the size and layout of your home but typically ranges from 1 to 5 days. Our team is committed to minimizing disruption, ensuring a smooth and efficient replacement process.

Is Poly B replacement covered by insurance?

Insurance coverage for Poly B replacement varies. While some policies may cover the costs, particularly if there’s been damage due to the piping, it’s essential to consult with your insurance provider for specific details regarding your coverage.

What materials are used to replace Poly B piping?

We primarily use PEX or copper piping to replace Poly B, chosen for their durability, flexibility, and resistance to chemical and chlorine damage. These materials are widely recognized for their longevity and safety in residential plumbing systems.

Will my walls and floors be damaged during the replacement?

Our replacement process is designed to be minimally invasive. Although we must access the pipes through walls, we expertly repair and repaint any areas we disturb, leaving your home as we found it, if not better.

How much does Poly B replacement cost?

The cost for Poly B replacement can vary widely, depending on your home’s size and the complexity of the job. We provide a fixed pricing model to ensure there are no surprises, offering you clarity and control over your budget.

What warranty do you offer on Poly B replacement?

We stand behind our work with a 25-year warranty on all Poly B replacement services. This warranty covers the reliability and functionality of your new plumbing system, giving you peace of mind for years to come.

How can I schedule a Poly B replacement assessment?

Scheduling a Poly B replacement assessment is easy. Contact us via our website or phone, and we’ll arrange for a thorough assessment of your property. Our team will provide you with a comprehensive evaluation and detailed quote tailored to your specific needs.
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