Poly butylene aka poly-b is a plastic plumbing material that was mostly used in home construction during 1978 and 1995. It is light grey color and copper connections and elbows. Poly-b was installed in over 700,000 Canadian homes.
Poly-b piping was discontinued many years ago because it was found that over time Poly-b begins to leak and burst. We are beginning to see pipe failure damages in Calgary homes which had Poly-b used.
To identify poly-b in your home, access some piping, this can be in a utility room or by removing a few tiles of your drop ceiling in your basement. if it is poly-b if it is a grey color, is plastic and has brass fittings and connectors
For any questions or concerns related to poly-b piping in your home please do not hesitate to contact SuperStar Plumbing.
We are ready to help you evaluate the situations and provide quote for replacement of Poly-b.