Poly B piping, or Polybutylene piping, was installed throughout the late 1970s to mid-90s. Home insurance industries, like BCAA, are making changes to insurance policies related to this type of plumbing in homes. If your Poly B has copper fittings this will help and if the fittings are plastics be on alert.
Insurance companies are seeing an increase to the number and cost of water damage claims—and the insurance industry is increasing the deductible for these claims.
Some insurers are refusing to insure homes with polybutylene piping.
Poly B has the probability of failure, causing issues like leaks, mold, hairline cracks, in-home flooding, poor water quality (irregular water pressures and chemical sensitivities, like chlorine and mineral levels), loose fittings and more.
You should replace all your piping. By doing this, you will have peace of mind that your home’s chances of having waterline insurance claim is drastically reduced. No headaches dealing with the slow insurance companies.
We will typically use Pex or Wirsbro piping to replace and try and minimize the drywall damage we need to do. We have quality professional Drywaller’s to make the repairs and hide any piping required.