Was your home built throughout the late 1970s to mid-1990s? Chances are your home plumbing was installed using polybutylene piping, otherwise known as “Poly B.” Issues have surfaced with Poly B piping, and it’s becoming so problematic that home insurance industries, like BCAA, are making changes to insurance policies related to the type of plumbing in homes. Why?
Poly B, quite simply put, has the probability of eventual failure, meaning: leaks, mold issues, hairline cracks, in-home flooding, poor water quality (irregular water pressures and chemical sensitivities, like chlorine and mineral levels), loose fittings (poor installment by plumbers), and so on.
Because of this, insurance companies are seeing an increase to the number and cost of water damage claims. What’s the outcome? The insurance industry is increasing the deductible for water damage claims. One of our very own employees at JJ’s Plumbing just received a letter in the mail from BCAA saying her deductible was increasing to a whopping $5000! What’s next? She’s having her Poly B piping replaced.
What can you do? Rather than simply repairing your Poly B (the band-aid solution), make the decision to replace your piping altogether. In the end, this could end up saving you thousands of dollars.
Poly B pipe replacement is currently on special until April 30, 2019. Email our expert plumbers at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 604-479-2232.
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