Atlanta Polybutylene Waterline Replacement: Did you know that if the underground polybutylene water pipe in your yard leading from the curb to your house should leak or break, you are responsible for repairing it?
Has your water bill risen suddenly? Have you noticed a puddle developing in your yard for no apparent reason? If so, you may have a leaking or broken water line. Most people don’t realize that this water line – which runs from the public water main on the street to their private home – is their responsibility. This line can range from 20 feet to more than 200 feet depending on your property. Over time, unpreventable environmental conditions may cause your water line to deteriorate and/or crack.
Water line failure occurs throughout the year; however, it is most common in the winter months when lines are subject to freezing temperatures. When a leaking or broken outdoor water pipe occurs, a rapid response can prevent thousands of dollars worth of damage to your yard, landscaping, driveway and home. In addition, contaminated water has the potential of entering your home.
Polybutylene piping is a low-cost piping formed of plastic resin. It is commonly gray, white, or sometimes black in color. Poly piping is employed as a substitute for copper piping in both underground water mains and interior plumbing. Due to the ease of installing poly piping, it was used in the construction of millions of homes throughout the U.S. between 1978 and 1995; however, it has been discovered that as poly pipe ages and reacts with water-soluble oxidants, it begins to degrade and can leak, causing severe damage to the surrounding building structure. The presence of polybutylene pipe can severely affect a home’s value on the real estate market. Poly pipe generally takes 10-15 years to begin to show signs of severe deterioration; therefore it is important to know what problems can be caused by its presence, and what can be done about it before it does pose a risk.
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