Ask the Plumbing Experts! Poly-b Water Pipes Replacement

Q: I have heard that it would be smart to get my poly-b water pipes replaced. Is that true?

A: Insurance companies are beginning to refuse to renew insurance for houses with poly-b water pipes, so it is a looming problem. Generally speaking the issue is more to do with the fittings than the pipe, especially if you have grey plastic fittings, and particularly on the hot side of the system.

We are usually able to avoid ripping out entire walls or ceilings by using crawlspaces and joist spaces. It only takes one insurance claim for most people to see the value in switching to Pex.