Posted on April 2, 2017
Polybutylene piping is a form of plastic resin and was used for plumbing homes built between 1978 and 1995.
Unfortunately, it was later discovered that this type of plastic reacts negatively to water-soluble oxidants (like chlorine) and over time will deteriorate, flake and become damaged.
Polybutylene water pipes are no longer acceptable by U.S. building codes. Within ten to fifteen years, polybutylene piping begins to deteriorate. Because it deteriorates from the inside out, it’s difficult to assess the extent of the damage. If there are polybutylene pipes within your home or leading into your home, the best course of action is to replace the pipes entirely.
Call Paradise Plumbing and Gas for your home re-piping needs in the metro Phoenix area and surrounding communities!