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Poly B Replacement Calgary

Poly B Replacement Calgary

Many homeowners in the Calgary area have never heard of PEX or Poly B waterlines until a home inspector mentions it to them during a real estate transaction.

Here’s the main difference to keep in mind between Poly B and PEX water lines:

Poly B is a flexible grey pipe that was popular between 1985 and 1997 and was installed over copper due to its low cost and ease of installation. However, Poly B has since been discontinued due to issues such as hairline cracks and major line failures.

On the other hand, PEX is a durable, cost-effective, and non-toxic solution that resists freezing damage and does not corrode. Its clear, opaque, red or blue appearance makes it easy to identify.

Does Your Home Have Poly-B Piping

Does Your Home
Have Poly-B Piping?

Determining whether your home has Poly-b plumbing can be an easy task if you know what to look for. To check for Poly-b piping, locate an area in your home where you can access some waterlines —this might be as simple as looking in your utility room or by removing a few tiles from the drop ceiling in your basement. Once you have a clear view of your home’s water line piping, notice if the water lines are black, blue, and silvery gray colors. Black and silvery gray pipes were usually alternated for indoor and outdoor uses, while blue pipes were assigned to cold water.

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Holly Freeman
Holly Freeman
2024-06-18
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Morgan was so wonderful!! Responded to me asap - I was so surprised at how quickly. So kind and fit me in right away! Hamish was so lovely and fixed everything right up and didn’t try to sell me on anything extra!! It was a very perfect experience!
Wendy Schuyler
Wendy Schuyler
2024-06-11
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Very pleased with Harper’s plumbing……we had an issue & they came the next day, replaced what was needed & even unclogged my bathtub drain! Prompt, courteous & respectful of our home. Would not hesitate to use again or to recommend. Morgan was very pleasant to deal with & meeting their daughter Judy was a bonus.😊
Jill Drader
Jill Drader
2024-06-07
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I asked a question on our community page and Morgan replied sharing the family business. My issue was assessed over text photos, and the quote was sent, date booked, and confirmation sent - all very easily. Hamish arrived on time, was extremely professional and helpful, and work was completed as quoted. Work completed was replace old blown lines and valves in complex location, and replace outdoor taps. Excellent work. Highly recommend.
Andrew Humphries-Micallef
Andrew Humphries-Micallef
2024-06-06
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Convenient, quick work, did a nice clean job, cleaned up afterwards. In and out in under 2 hours.
Leanne Bryan
Leanne Bryan
2024-05-30
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Friendly, professional service. The appointment booking process was seamless, and the plumber arrived on time and was quickly able to resolve our issues. Highly recommend.
Marcel laPointe
Marcel laPointe
2024-05-27
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Excellent and expedient service. Knowledgeable service tech quickly identified and resolved our blocked toilet line issue. Highly recommended.
steve corti
steve corti
2024-05-24
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Reece and Morgan were great. He showed up right away and was very professional. He took the time to go over and explain the situation and what could be done in the future to prevent the clog. Thank you.
Kristin Heisler
Kristin Heisler
2024-05-06
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From my first email to last, Morgan responded with very little time in between despite I am sure many other things to be looking after. She was patient with my NUMEROUS questions and answered every single one. Stellar communication did not stop there as Reece contacted me the morning of our appointment to let me know he was ahead of schedule and asked if it would be ok to arrive earlier - he did not have to ask twice as by the morning of our appointment we had no hot water at all as the tank had been slowly been reaching its end all week. The job done by Reece and later Hamish looks clean and great and having hot water back was a good way to end the week/start the weekend! I had no idea who to contact given that we were coming up short on time with the old tank and saw Harper's came recommended on a community page, and I can see why...I would definitely recommend Harper's to anyone looking! Thank you again to you all!
Valeriya Akbulatov
Valeriya Akbulatov
2024-04-29
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It’s a pleasure to recommend the Harper’s Plumbing service to anyone as it’s worth every dollar we spent. Getting the quote was quick and the rates are reasonable, but the people are who make the difference! This is a highly professional, knowledgeable and respectful team. They brought us a jar of pickles 😊

So Your Home Has Poly B Waterlines....

Poly B pipe replacement is highly recommended.

Poly B pipes can lead to significant water damage as the pipes can rupture, causing massive water damage. In some cases, Poly B pipe has had tiny pin-hole leaks that can go unnoticed for some time and cause mould behind walls, and even onto ceilings of your home. As most homeowners know, water damage can lead to costly repairs. However, what many homeowners may not be aware of is that some insurance companies are re-evaluating coverage on homes where Poly B is still installed.

Harper’s Plumbing is able to help homeowners to replace their Poly B piping with more reliable and durable alternatives such as PEX or copper pipes. The process of replacing Poly B typically involves the removal of drywall, which can be a somewhat extensive procedure.

Removal of Poly B pipes from your home can reduce the risk of potential leaks and water damage, and increase the overall value and potential ease of sale of your property.

Cost To Replace Poly B Piping Calgary

The cost associated with replacing Poly B piping varies depending on several factors, including the size of your home, the layout of your home, the number of bathrooms, the extent of drywall removal needed and the accessibility of the pipes. Therefore, providing an accurate Poly B replacement cost estimate requires Reece to visit your home and look at your unique situation.

Regardless of the size of your home or business, replacing Poly B is a fairly large project that can come with significant cost. The average price for full home Poly B replacement typically falls within the range of $5,000 to $20,000. While this may represent a notable investment, it serves as a preventive measure, potentially saving you from more extensive expenses associated with damages resulting from a burst pipe. Moreover, it provides peace of mind.

Financing

While Poly B replacement can be a rather larger bill due to the extensive nature of the replacement, at Harper’s Plumbing we offer the ability to access financing through our partner FinanceIt.

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