Many insurance companies refuse to cover damages caused by polybutylene plumbing systems due to their high failure rates, leaving homeowners with costly repairs and replacement bills.
High failure rate
Polybutylene pipes have a high failure rate due to their tendency to develop cracks and leaks over time, leading to water damage and mold growth in homes.
Decreased home value
Homes with polybutylene plumbing may be less attractive to potential buyers because of the associated risks and potential costs of replacing the system, potentially decreasing the home's overall value.
Polybutylene plumbing has been known to cause a multitude of issues, such as leaks and fittings failures, due to the material's tendency to degrade over time. Moreover, exposure to chlorine in public water systems can further accelerate the deterioration process of these pipes. Insurance companies often refuse coverage for damages caused by polybutylene plumbing systems due to their high failure rates. Additionally, houses with polybutylene plumbing may be less attractive to potential buyers because of associated risks and potential costs of replacing the system.
A PEX repipe is the solution for those facing these problems.
Polybutylene pipe is an outdated plumbing material that was used in many homes from the 1970s to mid-1990s. Unfortunately, polybutylene pipes can fail after a few years due to oxidation and exposure to chlorine, leading to major water damage. Some common issues homeowners with polybutylene pipes face are:
Leaks: Polybutylene pipes can develop small cracks that lead to leaks. These leaks can cause water damage and mold growth in your home
Fittings: The fittings used with polybutylene pipes often fail due to the material's tendency to degrade over time
Chlorine exposure: Exposure to chlorine in public water systems can cause the pipes to deteriorate at a faster rate, leading to more frequent leaks
Age: Polybutylene pipes were commonly installed in homes built between 1978 and 1995, meaning many of these systems are approaching or have exceeded their expected lifespan
Insurance coverage: Many insurance companies will not cover damages caused by polybutylene plumbing systems due to their high failure rate
Home value: Homes with polybutylene plumbing may be less attractive to potential buyers due to the associated risks and potential costs of replacing the system
Replacement costs: Replacing a polybutylene plumbing system can be expensive, especially if it involves tearing up walls or floors to access the pipes
If you're having any issues with your Polybutylene plumbing, it's important to contact Repipe Experts as soon as possible before further damage occurs to your property.
Replacing polybutylene pipe with PEX is the best option
Consider the long-term savings that may result from replacing your outdated polybutylene plumbing with a PEX repipe, such as:
Improved water quality: PEX piping does not corrode or leach contaminants into the water supply, leading to improved overall water quality in your home
Insurance coverage: Many insurance companies offer coverage for homes with PEX piping due to its durability and resistance to leaks
Reduced water bills from less waste
Increased durability: PEX piping is more durable and resistant to leaks and breaks than polybutylene pipes, making it a long-lasting solution for your home's plumbing needs
If you're experiencing issues with polybutylene in your home, a PEX repipe may be the solution you need. Unlike polybutylene, PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) piping is is more durable and resistant to leaks and can withstand high temperatures and pressures. A PEX repipe involves replacing your old polybutylene pipes with new PEX piping, which can improve water pressure, reduce leaks, and eliminate the risk of catastrophic damage to your home. Additionally, because PEX piping is flexible and easy to install, a repipe can typically be completed in a fraction of the time it would take to repair polybutylene pipes. This means less disruption to your daily routine and fewer headaches dealing with ongoing plumbing issues.
Overall, replacing polybutylene plumbing with a PEX repipe can result in long-term savings and improved home value.
Our simple repipe process
At Repipe Experts, we've perfected the process of making repiping simple and easy for homeowners and most repipes are completed in ONE DAY!
First, we thoroughly inspect your current plumbing system.
Once we’ve determined the best approach, we get to work. We use high quality PEX-A pipe to ensure that your new plumbing system is built to last. Our repipe specialists work quickly and efficiently, minimizing disruption to your routine.
We keep you informed every step of the way. We understand that repiping can be a stressful experience, so we make it as transparent as possible. From start to finish, we’re here for you.
After the repipe is complete, we perform a final inspection to ensure that everything is working properly and up to code.
Choose Repipe Experts for your repipe
When it comes to repiping your home, choosing the right repipe professional is vital. It’s important to make sure that the repipe contractor you hire has the qualifications and experience necessary for a repipe project. The wrong company can cause costly damage or prolonged delays in your project.
Are you looking for a reliable and cost-effective solution to replace your polybutylene? Look no further than Repipe Experts!
Our team of experienced repipe specialists are experts in all things plumbing, providing top-of-the line services at competitive prices. We understand the importance of getting the job done right and on time - let us help you with all your PEX repiping needs today!
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Improved water quality
Polybutylene pipes can degrade over time when exposed to chlorine, which can lead to contaminated water and unpleasant odors or taste. By replacing these pipes with a more durable material like PEX, homeowners can enjoy improved water quality.
Reduced risk of leaks
Polybutylene pipes are known for their tendency to develop pinhole leaks over time. These leaks can cause significant damage to a home's structure and belongings. Replacing polybutylene pipes with a more durable material like PEX can greatly reduce the risk of leaks.
Lower insurance premiums
Many insurance companies consider homes with polybutylene plumbing to be at higher risk for water damage and may charge higher premiums as a result. By replacing this plumbing with more reliable materials, homeowners may be able to lower their insurance costs.