Polybutylene Supply Lines

Another happy and satisfied Rock Hill client. This was a pre-sale inspection. Although the summary page was quite extensive, with multiple minor issues, 3 main issues were present and of note. 1. Hardboard siding on the exterior showing extensive rot. 2. Water management issues around exterior perimeter of home. 3. Polybutylene plumbing lines present throughout crawlspace and interior. Polybutylene plumbing was installed from approximately 1975 through 1994 and it appears as a grayish supply line with copper fittings. There was a recall on this material, class action lawsuits were litigated. The problem is apparently that the chlorine in city water would react with the copper and plastic materials causing sudden failure, thus the recall. The recommendation it’s to replace all polybutylene plumbing by licensed contractor.