From 1975 to 1995, some manufacturers utilized the plastic resin called polybutylene to create the “pipe of the future”. This was meant to replace expensive copper pipes in plumbing. Builders then used polybutylene pipes in the construction of new homes saving quite a bit of money in the building process. It was not long before these pipes failed, causing millions of dollars in damage.
Often a forgotten powerhouse in the home, your water heater provides the luxury of hot water at the turn of the faucet handle. With regular care and maintenance, it can serve your family well for several years. A leaky water heater may seem like a simple issue but can cause much more damage to your home and your belongings than you thought possible.