It is estimated that at least 6 – 10 million homes have had polybutylene piping installed.

 

Turn-key Polybutylene Pipe Replacement

Do you have polybutylene pipes, or are you buying a house that does? Cary Plumbing specializes in the turn-key replacement of polybutylene piping systems. We maintain a crew of highly trained plumbers who, on average, repipe two houses a week. From start to finish we have the skill and experience to make the process as easy and streamlined as possible. Our crew is not only skilled at plumbing but they are also equipped to leave your house as clean as they found it; from putting down floor protection to vacuuming, we take pride in what we do. You don't pay us anything until your job has passed inspection from the county or municipality where you live and after the last coat of paint has been put on the walls. We use the highest quality materials and workmanship and provide a warranty with every "repipe" we do so you can have peace of mind.

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What Is Polybutylene?

From 1978 until 1995, Polybutylene a form of plastic resin, was used extensively in water supply piping. Low cost and easy installation helped to market the product as “the pipe of the future” and it was systematically substituted for traditional copper piping.  Although, Polybutylene piping is mostly found in the “Sun Belt” (Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Arkansas, Colorado, Utah, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, North Carolina, and South Carolina) where home construction peaked during the 1980’s to mid 90’s, it has also been used in the Mid Atlantic and Northwest Pacific.

It is estimated that at least 6 – 10 million homes have had polybutylene piping installed. That’s about one in every four to five homes built when manufacturing was in full swing. How will you know if your home has Polybutylene piping? The following is an overview of where to look in your home or business:

Exterior - water mains are usually blue but you may see gray or black pipes. It is about ½” or 1” in diameter and you’ll find it entering your home or business from the basement wall or floor, slab or crawlspace. Often near a water heater.

Interior - Pipes are typically found in your home near your water heater, from your walls as feed to sinks and toilets or if you have a finished or an unfinished basement, across the ceiling.

Give us a call today and let us know how we can help you 919-469-3556.