Poly-B plumbing was banned from use in Calgary homes for good reason!
The fittings crack easily.
Fittings are what connect one pipe to another. With a Poly-B plumbing system, these fittings crack easily, causing water leaks. Even a simple over-tightening of a fitting on a Poly-B pipe can cause a crack that leaks and damages your home.
It can’t handle the pressure.
If your home has strong water pressure, your Poly-B plumbing is even more prone to damage. Considering most Calgarians enjoy a good amount of water pressure, this is a common issue for Calgary homeowners with Poly-B plumbing.
It’s prone to chemical damage & degradation.
Over time, chemicals such as chlorine will break down Poly-B plumbing from the inside. Calgary water has minimal chemicals; however, even the smallest amounts can cause your Poly-B plumbing to leak.
It can cause uninsured damage to your home.
Poly-B plumbing has been discontinued due to its high risk of degradation and failure. This means that Calgary homeowners are hard-pressed to find an insurance company that will accept a claim from burst or leaking Poly-B pipes.
POLY-B PLUMBING DAMAGE IS OFTEN ONLY VISIBLE FROM THE INSIDE.
If you suspect that you have Poly-B plumbing, call Plumbing and Heating Paramedics today. We can inspect your pipes and confirm if your home is at risk.
But, how do you know if your home has Poly-B plumbing?
FIRST…Look under your sink, or go to an unfinished area of your basement, like your utility room with exposed pipes in the ceiling.
THEN…Ask yourself these questions:
Do you see grey plastic pipes with copper or brass fittings? Poly-B plumbing is usually a light or dark grey plastic. On some installations, Poly-B plumbing can have plastic fittings instead of copper or brass.
Do you see a stamped code on the pipes? Poly-B plumbing will have a stamped code on the pipes that reads ‘PB2110’ or ‘Poly-B Potable.’ If you don’t see a code, it could still be Poly-B plumbing.
Was your home built between 1975 and 1998? Poly-B plumbing was used in most home builds during this time. If you aren’t the original homeowner, and you aren’t sure that the original plumbing has been replaced, your home could still have Poly-B plumbing.
Was your home built between 1998 and 2005? Poly-B was not de-listed from the National Plumbing Code of Canada until 2005. It’s possible that your home’s original plumber used up their remaining Poly-B plumbing supplies in your home.
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Why Call The Plumbing And Heating Paramedics To Replace Your Poly-B Plumbing?
We Are Fully Licensed & Insured
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Poly-B plumbing is notorious for leaking easily. These leaks cause severe damage in hidden areas, such as inside the walls of your home.
Let’s be real. Replacing your Poly-B plumbing can be a big investment. However, ignoring the issue and leaving your Poly-B plumbing to degrade can result in extraordinary costs from removing dangerous mould and fixing water damage. You may even have to pay for remediation if you ever want to sell your home. On top of that? You are back to square one, replacing your Poly-B plumbing.