What Does Poly B™ Piping Need to Be Replaced
Around 1995, the production and use of polybutylene pipe was discontinued because of several reasons centered on the failure of the pipes that resulted in damages worth millions of dollars. As a result, buildings with poly-b pipes need to replace them as soon as possible.
Here are some reasons for poly-b replacement in Vancouver and Lower Mainland, British Columbia.
Poly B™ Piping Cracks
Polybutylene pipes have been found to break after some years of use because they are made from plastic resin that cannot last forever. These cracks cause poly-b pipes to leak and result in flooding and water damages in several homes.
Poly B™ Piping Bursts Due to Water Pressure
Polybutylene pipes are designed to handle water pressure below 70 pounds. However, in homes with higher water pressure reaching over 100 pounds pressure, poly-b pipes crack or burst.
Poly B™ Piping and Water Temperature
Poly-b pipes also become weak faster with excessive water temperature. The plastic becomes weak over time, even with the use of chlorine, chloramine, and other oxidant chemicals used for treating water. The pipes become brittle and vulnerable to bursting of cracking.
Poly B™ Piping and Health Issues
Wet areas allow mold to grow. And mold has been linked to several health issues such as allergies, respiratory issues, headaches, etc. Poly-b pipes’ failure will cause the walls of the home to be wet and all mold to grow.
From the reasons above, it is essential to start commercial and residential poly-b replacement in Vancouver and Lower Mainland, British Columbia to avoid the mishaps above. However, you must hire a professional plumbing company for the replacement project. Urban Piping can help you in this regard.