Poly B Plumbing Replacement
Thousands of new homes built in the Calgary area in the 1970s to 1990s have plumbing made of “poly B” (polybutylene). In most cases, this pipe will eventually develop leaks and should be replaced before there’s water damage to your home.
If you suspect your home includes poly B piping, we recommend you have it replaced (unfortunately it can’t be repaired). Some insurance companies won’t cover homes that include this material, and poly B plumbing can affect your home’s resale value.
The plumbing experts at Knight can advise you on your options. We provide full-price quotes in advance, have award-winning service, and provide a satisfaction guarantee.
Alternatives to Poly B
While we can replace problematic sections of pipe as needed, it’s cheaper and less stressful in the long run if we do it all at once. There are two great materials we could use, depending on your budget and what your home is like.
PEX-a (Cross-Linked Polyethylene, Best Quality)
PEX-a is flexible and comes with a 25-year warranty. It was developed to be a long-lasting plumbing alternative that’s great for retrofit situations, as it can be threaded through walls more easily. It’s non-toxic, resists freezing damage, and doesn’t pit or corrode from the inside. PEX-a has withstood decades of industry testing (it’s been used in Europe since the 1960’s) and is projected to last 100 years.
The classic plumbing material, copper plumbing can be more expensive. But it’s been used in homes for a long time and is known to last 50 to 70 years.Ask Us Which is Right For You
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If your home contains poly B plumbing, we can provide you with a quote to replace it. You’ll get an honest quote that reflects all costs – including labour – in advance. We also provide a satisfaction guarantee for our work.Book a Call