Polybutylene Pipe Replacement
Absolute Best Plumbing is Orlando and central Florida’s trusted source for Polybutylene pipe replacement services and other plumbing services. Our certified plumbing contractors specialize in removing old Polybutylene pipes and replacing them with pipes constructed from Polyethylene, CPVC, or other materials. Polybutylene pipes may fail without notice causing major water damage to your structure. They can also significantly detract from the value of your home or commercial property. Let our experts replace those old Polybutylene pipes today with fully functioning pipes made from other more reliable types of materials.
Polybutylene is a type of plastic resin material that was used for underground water mains and as interior water distribution piping in homes and commercial buildings from 1978-1995. Due to the low cost of the material and the ease of installation, Polybutylene piping systems were used as a substitute for traditional copper piping in over six million homes and commercial properties (some estimates are as high as 10 million) over this 17 year period. Polybutylene piping systems are most commonly found in the southern part of the United States, including Florida, where residential construction was particularly heavy through the 1980’s and early to-mid 1990’s.
While there is little scientific evidence to show why Polybutylene pipes are more likely to fail than other types of piping systems, experts believe that oxidants in the public water supply such as chlorine react with the Polybutylene piping and acetal fittings causing them to become weakened. This may cause the pipes to fail without notice, causing major water damage to homes and commercial properties. In some cases, poor installation may also be a factor. For this reason, there was a huge class action lawsuit, and Polybutylene piping is no longer being produced. Today, many homeowners and business owners are forced to replace the Polybutylene in their homes and commercial properties in order to prevent water damage and to protect the value of their properties.
Replace Grey Pipe Plumbing
Polybutylene underground water main pipes are usually grey in color, however, they may also be blue or black. If you have this type of system in your home or commercial property, contact our Polybutylene Pipe Replacement Contractors or call Absolute Best Plumbing today at (407) 930-7309 to obtain an estimate for getting it replaced. Our goal is to replace your pipes as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible so that it causes the least amount of disruption to your home or business. We look forward to serving you.