Why A Professional Is Best for Your Polybutylene Repiping
If you have polybutylene piping (also known as Poly-Blue or poly piping) in your house, it is in your best interest to call an expert plumber to do a professional re-piping job in your home. Poly-Blue piping will cause ongoing maintenance problems and lower the value of your home for resale.
Poly-Blue piping is a low-cost piping that is formed of plastic resin. This type of piping was installed during the construction of millions of homes in the U.S., including many houses in Delaware, between the years of 1978 and 1995. It is usually gray, black, or blue in color and measures between 1/2 inch to 1 inch in diameter. If you’re not sure whether you have Poly-Blue piping, you can call us to inspect your plumbing and identify it.
The problem with Poly-Blue piping is that oxidants, such as chlorine, in public water will cause the piping to react unfavorably and result in scaling and flaking in the insides of the pipes. This causes the pipes to deteriorate and they will eventually leak, which will cause severe structural damage to the house, costing you repairs that might be higher than the value of your home. Since the deterioration happens from the inside, there is no way to know the true condition of your pipes. Leaks and the resulting structural damage will be completely unpredictable. The best way to prevent this is to call plumbing services for re-piping.
We can handle whole-house re-piping with as little disturbance to you and your family as possible. We will replace all of the existing water lines in your home with new water pipes. The shut-off valves will be replaced with new ones, and all the pressurized water lines from your main shut off valve will be replaced with new pipes and fittings. We will need to cut several holes in walls and floors, but we will patch everything up and leave it ready for you to paint over. We promise that the process will be speedy and painless and it will be much cheaper to re-pipe your home instead of paying for structural damage from water leaks.
Call us today to make an appointment for re-piping or any other plumbing service. Also, feel free to contact us for any questions you might have about Poly-Blue piping, re-piping, or about our plumbing services.
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