Poly B Plumbing

In Ottawa’s historically rich city, many older homes still proudly stand, showcasing the city’s dedication to preserving its heritage. However, a common issue in these homes is Poly B plumbing, which is known for being brittle, cracking, ultimately leading to leaks and pipe bursts. With over 10 years of experience in the area, Summit Drain understands the dangers these pipes present and are committed to ensure a thorough and proper Poly B pipe replacement.

The Importance of Replacing Poly B Pipes

If your home was built before the early 2000s, there is a high chance that Poly B pipes were used in your plumbing system.

What was once a popular plumbing material due to its flexibility and low costs, has been considered as an unacceptable plumbing piping material by the NRC-CNRC National Plumbing Code (and the Government of Canada) since 2005. Today, we use acceptable plumbing replacement materials that meet modern standards and regulations. The two most commonly recommended options are copper and PEX water pipes.

Risks of Aging Poly B Pipes

Poly B plumbing, also known as polybutylene pipe, has a history of becoming brittle and cracking over time when it is exposed to excessive heat or specific chemicals like chlorine. This can lead to leaks and even pipe bursts.

Benefits of Upgrading Your Water Lines

Our Poly B water line replacement service not only disposes of the dangers related to old pipes but also improves the general flow of your plumbing framework. By replacing Poly B plumbing, you’re also investing into the health and safety of your home.

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Our Poly B Plumbing Services

We understand the construction and plumbing infrastructure of new and past homes, regardless if it was constructed in 1980 or 1999. Summit Drain excels in Poly B water line replacement, tailoring services to the specific needs of older Ottawa homes.

Our skilled technicians have the knowledge and expertise to efficiently handle Poly B plumbing issues, ensuring a dependable and long-lasting solution for your home. We offer two solutions: copper or PEX pipe replacement.

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PEX vs. Copper Pipes

Deciding between PEX and copper pipes for your Poly B pipe replacement ultimately comes down to your budget. PEX pipes offer a cost-effective solution, making them an attractive option for Ottawa homeowners. They are resistant to freezing and can reduce the chances of burst pipes. PEX is also flexible and easy to install, making it a practical choice.

Alternatively copper pipes have a long history of reliability in the Ottawa area. They are durable and resistant to corrosion, ensuring longevity in Ottawa. The cost of copper pipes is much more costly than PEX, making PEX the more popular Poly B pipe replacement choice. If price is not an issue, copper pipes are a great choice as well.

Poly B Water Line Replacement Process

Our optimized Poly B water line replacement process is intended to cause as little disruption to your daily life as possible.

Our team is skilled in their trade, creating a smooth and efficient pipe replacement process so you can have peace of mind that your old pipes are no longer a threat to your home.
First we’ll come to assess your home, providing you with the best solutions and informing you of any excavation or demolition that may be required. Based on your needs and budget, we will replace the pipes with either copper or PEX pipes.

Before we leave, we’ll make sure everything performs well, leaving you with no mess.

Why Choose Summit Drain

As an Ottawa-based company servicing the area for over 10 years, we have the knowledge and understanding of how homes are built. We know the difference of replacing Poly B plumbing in a house built in the 1980s from what needs to be done for a home built in 1995.
You can trust our licensed and insured team to deliver quality results. 

Contact our team if you need Poly B pipe replacement today!