Buying a Home in Florida? | Check for Poly-B Plumbing!

Polybutylene is a plastic resin that was used in residential plumbing pipes from 1975 through 1995. Even though it was an inexpensive alternative to copper plumbing, and saved builders hundreds of dollars per home, the pipes caused millions of dollars in damage when they ruptured. Houses became harder to sell with this type of plumbing material, so some builders disguised the polybutylene.

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