Why Houses With Poly B Pipes Are Not That Bad After All!

Polybutylene pipes were the pipes of the future in the 1970s.  They were cheap, light and easy to produce. By the early 1990s, there were about 10 million homes with these pipes especially in the Mid-Atlantic States, Pacific Northwest and American Southwest. The production and use of polybutylene pipes (poly b or PB as they … Read more

If You Do This 8 Things, Your Pipes Will Never Burst

Water pipes burst when they are exposed to temperatures of 20 degrees Fahrenheit or below, for 4 to 6 hours. The water in the pipes freezes and expands, exerting more pressure than the pipe can hold causing it to burst. Water in your pipes starts to freeze at around 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). … Read more

Are Copper Pipes Good for Plumbing? The Pros & Cons

Copper pipes are a popular choice for plumbing due to their numerous advantages, but they also have some drawbacks. Here’s a brief summary of the pros and cons of using copper pipes for plumbing: Pros of Copper Pipes Cons of Copper Pipes Advantages of Copper Pipes Before looking at the benefits of copper plumbing pipes, … Read more

Got Brown Water in Your Pipes? Why and What to Do

Discovering brown water flowing from your taps can be alarming. Here’s a brief summary of why you might have brown water in your pipes and what to do about it: Causes of Brown Water What to Do About Brown Water Why You Have Brown Water From Your Faucets Let us now look at why you … Read more