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Poly-B Plumbing in Vernon

Does Your Home Have Poly-B Piping?

Was your home built between the early 1970s to mid-1990s? It may contain Poly-B pipe systems. At the time, these systems were considered to be better and cheaper alternatives to traditional copper piping. However, Poly-B has proven to be less durable and reliable than copper tubes.

Within ten years of installation, many homes with Poly-B waterline installations have suffered from:

  • Visible leaks
  • Undetected leaks that lead to mold in the home’s drywall
  • Flooding and water damage
  • Increases in insurance premiums
  • Cancelled insurance coverage

Check Your Home for Poly-B Pipes

If you want to do a quick scan for Poly-B in your home, try these initial steps:

  • Figure out how old your home is. If it was built before 1974 or after 1995, you aren’t likely to have Poly-B piping.
  • Look under the sink, near your hot water heater, or close to your water main shut off. Poly-B is grey or black in colour, plastic, and somewhat flexible.

Should you find Poly-B in your home, you will need to determine when the pipes were installed and where potential breakage points may be.

I’ve Assessed My Plumbing & Have Poly-B Pipes. Now What?

If you find Poly-B piping, the next step is to figure out if your pipes meet the National Building Code of Canada’s current standards. Homeowners with pipes that meet the criteria won’t need to do anything except ensure any Poly-B lines aren’t connected to water heaters.

To meet current code standards, pipes must have the CSA standard number “B 137.8,” the word “POTABLE,” a date code, a material designation (PB2110), and the piping manufacturer’s identifying mark. It should also have a pressure rating of 690 kPa @ 82ºC or 100 psi @ 180ºF.

Still Unsure? We Can Help

Our qualified technicians can help advise homeowners on various options. Our goal is to help you remedy the situation economically so you can protect your home from failed equipment and costly leaks.

Call (250) 800-1373 or complete our contact form to get a free estimate.

Customer Reviews

See What They Have to Say
    Both people were great to deal with and they will get my business in future.

    “Serene arranged the appointment and followed up before and after to ensure all went well. Kailis was very confident and seemed to do the install effortlessly.”

    - Leanne M.

    “Hot water tank was doing the slow - but very scary - leak and they got a new one in before mid-afternoon! Ethan gave a couple of options and explained them, then got it done!!”

    - Carolyn M.
    Thanks so much!

    “Excellent communication from the receptionist and the crew...clearly explained the problem and provided guidance on the next step.”

    - Fiona T.
    Awesome service.

    “He was professional and patiently answered our questions. Also, he gave us some tips on how to keep our AC and furnace running more efficiently after he performed the maintenance.”

    - Diana T.
    Will use again!

    “All their techs were busy, but the owner (Kevin) popped over immediately. He fixed the leak right away.”

    - Dave & Jenna

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