Got Polybutylene Problems?
If you live in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho, chances are that you either have a home with polybutylene plumbing or you know someone who has a home with polybutylene piping, as it was used almost exclusively in the 1980s to the 1990s. Polybutylene was a cheap alternative to traditional copper wiring and thus many construction companies used it. You can tell if you have a home with polybutylene plumbing as the pipes will be grey as shown in the photo above.
Is Polybutylene Plumbing a concern?
Many plumbers in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque would agree that polybutylene is a subpar product and it's well known to cause many plumbing issues and plumbing leaks. It's often said that it's not a matter if polybutylene will failure, it's only a matter of when. Because polybutylene is plastic, oxidants such as chlorine, which are found in public water supply, can weaken the integrity of the pipes and cause leaks. These leaks can lead to major structural damage to your home. If you buy a home with polybutylene, chances are that you will experience plumbing problems and will need plumbing repair services. Replacing polybutylene piping can be pricy, however, ultimately it will save you money in the long run and will give you peace of mind knowing that you have better plumbing in place.
If you have a home with polybutylene or if you are looking for a home and want to make sure your new home does not have polybutylene plumbing, call Plumbers Albuquerque today. We can inspect any property to assure you do not buy a home with polybutylene or if need be, we are always available to help with any of your residential plumbing needs, including replacing polybutylene plumbing. If you need plumbing repair Albuquerque NM, contact us today to schedule either a service call or a free quote.
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