Poly-B Replacement

Over 70 poly-b replacement jobs and 10+ years of experience, we are experts at Poly B replacement. We’ll take care of your home and get you a new plumbing system in place in no time.

Give us a call at 604-476-9104 to book an appointment to get an estimate on your home.

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Poly-B Replacement

Over 70 poly-b replacement jobs and 10+ years of experience, we are experts at Poly B replacement. We’ll take care of your home and get you a new plumbing system in place in no time.

Give us a call at 604-476-9104 to book an appointment to get an estimate on your home.

Book Us to Get an Estimate

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WHAT IS POLY B?

Polybutylene pipe was installed between 1973 – 1999 and is a grey, flexible water pipe. Give us a call at 604-476-9104 to book an estimate.

HOMEOWNER’S TIP

Besides the fact that Poly B leaks, it may also impact your homeowners’ insurance. Some companies have increased water claim deductibles to $10,000 if you have Poly
B in your home, and other companies will not offer any coverage to homes with Poly B.
The damage caused by a flood and the time wasted dealing with insurance companies
far outweighs the actual cost of replacement.

SEE OUR WORK

After our plumbing replacements are complete, we call in our drywall experts restore your walls and ceilings as if we were never there.

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WHY SHOULD I REPLACE POLY-B PIPE?

Getting all your ducks in a row with Poly-B replacement.

 

Poly-B is Very Risky – the chlorine from your tap water reacts with the pipes, causing
the pipes to be brittle, making it easy for them to crack or leak.

Poly-B Deteriorates From Within – It’s hard to tell from the outside if your Poly B pipes
are about to fail. The erosion works from the inside out. It’s best to replace the pipes,
even if they look okay from the outside.

Short Lifespan – Poly B pipes generally start to leak after 7-9 years. You must be proactive to save your home, and yourself, from floods, water damage, and a lot of stress.

Homes Are Hard to Sell – Homes built with Poly B piping are hard to sell because
buyers now know the upgrades that have to be made.

Not Covered by Insurance – Check with your homeowners’ insurance. Some
insurance companies won’t insure homes that have Poly B piping. If they do, premiums
are very expensive.

WHY USE TAP 2 DRAIN FOR POLY-B REPLACEMENT

We Take Care of the Details

Tap 2 Drain has developed an exclusive procedure to replace all the Poly B in your home without causing a lot of damage.  We also have an experienced, expert drywaller to patch the walls and ceiling, and make it look as if we were never there.

Warranty That’s Second to None

Better warranty than any other company!

– 25 Year Manufacture Warranty on pure link pipe type A Pex System and fittings and rings

– 3 Year Tap 2 Drain Labour Warranty on pipe rings and fittings (to original purchaser)

– 1 Year Tap 2 Drain Warranty on shut offs, supply lines, prv and any small parts that are not pure link that are part of the potable system.

 

We Clean Up After Ourselves 

Your home is your home, not a work site. We’ll make sure we clean up after ourselves every night, vacuuming any debris away so you can spend the night in a clean house.

Certified Technicians

Our friendly techs are certified and well-trained for Poly B replacement.

Competitive Pricing

A qualified tech will first come to you at no cost to give a competitive quote and answer all of your questions.

Years of Experience

We have completed over 70+ Poly B replacement projects from single level homes to 6 level properties and our techs have over 10 years of experience replacing poly-b in homes and commercial buildings.

We Handle the Permits

We have many years of experience dealing with permitting in your city or town.

Once We Start, We Finish

We don’t leave a job incomplete once we start working. Your Poly B project will be our tech’s only job of the day until all of your piping is replaced. With our exclusive technology, we also make sure you have running water overnight to keep you comfortable.

Our Techs take extra special care of your home.  We protect your home and clean up after ourselves.  Tap 2 Drain will never leave you without water.  Even though we must shut off your water to replace the pipes, our exclusive system minimizes the time you spend with no water.  You will never be without water overnight.

DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

4.8 RATING | 112+ REVIEWS

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I had what they call Poly B piping in my townhouse - a piping from the mid-90's that's known to be defective. As I understand the problem, the combination of hot/cold water, water pressure and, chlorine in our water, over time, WILL erode and the pipe from the inside out causing slight pinhole leaks and slight fissure cracks leaving mold and leaks to the point when one day it all comes through the ceiling... The plumbing is bad enough but mold you do not want! - too late by that point!I found Tap2Drain by a Google search and they claimed to be Poly B experts. It seems they all claim to be BUT, in Tap2Drain's case, they truly turned out to be just that. Most plumbers can replace piping but where this company stands tall is their connection with a drywaller (Mudmasters) where Tap2Drain handle EVERYTHING from start to finish including the drywall work.Why was them handling everything from start to finish it so important? - it's because most drywallers are so busy that they aren't interested in small jobs like this so it's very difficult to find a drywaller that will agree to take on the work. Then there's the dreaded time between sanding and this is where the problem mounts - because your job is so small, you're the bottom rung on the ladder and it may take a week or two or even longer in between sanding's. So, it could take weeks to do a job that should only take two days with the plumber and 6 days for the drywaller.Stephen (the owner) and his team were awesome. They were organized, cleaned up EVERY DAY and Mudmasters even used a vacuum sander so there was little to no dust!From the first call (Lori) who was very pleasant, to their estimator (Chris) and the install team (Stephen himself and another journeyman) were pleasant, ON TIME EVERY DAY, they emailed reminders for appointments AND they came in under budget a small amount from their original quote!...I would highly recommend this company not just for poly b pipe replacement but I would have NO HESITATION TO RECOMMEND THEM for all of your plumbing needs.Great work Tap2Drain! Now I sleep well at night knowing that the dreaded leak is now going to "flow" right by my place! 🙂

David B

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Tap 2 Drain was contracted to completely remove the existing Poly-B piping from our house and replace it entirely with PEX. The Poly-B was at the end of its lifespan and a significant danger to the rancher.

From start to finish, initial inspection and quote to final installation and testing, Tap 2 Drain was outstanding in every way. Leanne, at the office, wrangled permits and inspectors whenever necessary. Steve coordinated and performed the work. He and his assistant put in 3 solid days of demanding effort to completely replace the plumbing and bring everything up to code.

All of this was done at the start of the COVID-19 lock-down. Steve and his assistant scrupulously observed all precautions while working in the house and communicating with us in person.

Throughout it all, Steve and Leanne were always there to explain, to provide assistance, and to reassure, no matter the issue. As of this writing, our new plumbing functions perfectly. The permits have been closed and all the inspections by the city passed.

Tap 2 Drain is excellent. I recommend them very highly and without reservation.

Mike Y

The company does an excellent job of informing you of the estimate of the work to be done. A great group of professionals…Steve, Chris, Alexi and Chad… who worked efficiently and were very respectful of our home.

We had all the Poly B removed and redone which was a huge job.
They completed the installation of the new water pipes within the week and Jason…the drywaller they provided was excellent.

It was satisfying to know that the quote provided included the complete job without any extra surprises along the way.

I am using them again to service my tankless H2O and replace my furnace filter system.

I will highly recommend the company and continue to use their services when needed.

Geri K

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We reached out to Tap 2 Drain Plumbing to have our Poly B piping and hot water tank replaced in our Langley town house. We were extremely happy with how quickly and promptly everything went. They took the time to explain what was happening and answer any questions as we were going through the job. We highly recommend Tap 2 Drain for any plumbing needs. Thanks Steve and Nathan!

Kelly Brocklesby

I was told when I booked an appointment with Tap 2 Drain that the plumber would arrive between 9am and 11am. I was very pleased when he called to tell me that he was going to be at my house at 8.45am. He was very friendly and informative and was able to fix the problem as well offered advice for preventing problems in the future. I didn’t feel that I was being overcharged or sold something I didn’t need. This is the second time I have used this company and will be my first choice in the future.

Devin M

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I had what they call Poly B piping in my townhouse - a piping from the mid-90's that's known to be defective. As I understand the problem, the combination of hot/cold water, water pressure and, chlorine in our water, over time, WILL erode and the pipe from the inside out causing slight pinhole leaks and slight fissure cracks leaving mold and leaks to the point when one day it all comes through the ceiling... The plumbing is bad enough but mold you do not want! - too late by that point!I found Tap2Drain by a Google search and they claimed to be Poly B experts. It seems they all claim to be BUT, in Tap2Drain's case, they truly turned out to be just that. Most plumbers can replace piping but where this company stands tall is their connection with a drywaller (Mudmasters) where Tap2Drain handle EVERYTHING from start to finish including the drywall work.Why was them handling everything from start to finish it so important? - it's because most drywallers are so busy that they aren't interested in small jobs like this so it's very difficult to find a drywaller that will agree to take on the work. Then there's the dreaded time between sanding and this is where the problem mounts - because your job is so small, you're the bottom rung on the ladder and it may take a week or two or even longer in between sanding's. So, it could take weeks to do a job that should only take two days with the plumber and 6 days for the drywaller.Stephen (the owner) and his team were awesome. They were organized, cleaned up EVERY DAY and Mudmasters even used a vacuum sander so there was little to no dust!From the first call (Lori) who was very pleasant, to their estimator (Chris) and the install team (Stephen himself and another journeyman) were pleasant, ON TIME EVERY DAY, they emailed reminders for appointments AND they came in under budget a small amount from their original quote!...I would highly recommend this company not just for poly b pipe replacement but I would have NO HESITATION TO RECOMMEND THEM for all of your plumbing needs.Great work Tap2Drain! Now I sleep well at night knowing that the dreaded leak is now going to "flow" right by my place! :).

David B

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The company does an excellent job of informing you of the estimate of the work to be done. A great group of professionals…Steve, Chris, Alexi and Chad… who worked efficiently and were very respectful of our home.

We had all the Poly B removed and redone which was a huge job.
They completed the installation of the new water pipes within the week and Jason…the drywaller they provided was excellent.

It was satisfying to know that the quote provided included the complete job without any extra surprises along the way.

I am using them again to service my tankless H2O and replace my furnace filter system.

I will highly recommend the company and continue to use their services when needed.

Geri K

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We reached out to Tap 2 Drain Plumbing to have our Poly B piping and hot water tank replaced in our Langley town house. We were extremely happy with how quickly and promptly everything went. They took the time to explain what was happening and answer any questions as we were going through the job. We highly recommend Tap 2 Drain for any plumbing needs. Thanks Steve and Nathan!

Kelly Brocklesby

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I was told when I booked an appointment with Tap 2 Drain that the plumber would arrive between 9am and 11am. I was very pleased when he called to tell me that he was going to be at my house at 8.45am. He was very friendly and informative and was able to fix the problem as well offered advice for preventing problems in the future. I didn’t feel that I was being overcharged or sold something I didn’t need. This is the second time I have used this company and will be my first choice in the future.

Devin M

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Tap 2 Drain was contracted to completely remove the existing Poly-B piping from our house and replace it entirely with PEX. The Poly-B was at the end of its lifespan and a significant danger to the rancher.

From start to finish, initial inspection and quote to final installation and testing, Tap 2 Drain was outstanding in every way. Leanne, at the office, wrangled permits and inspectors whenever necessary. Steve coordinated and performed the work. He and his assistant put in 3 solid days of demanding effort to completely replace the plumbing and bring everything up to code.

All of this was done at the start of the COVID-19 lock-down. Steve and his assistant scrupulously observed all precautions while working in the house and communicating with us in person.

Throughout it all, Steve and Leanne were always there to explain, to provide assistance, and to reassure, no matter the issue. As of this writing, our new plumbing functions perfectly. The permits have been closed and all the inspections by the city passed.

Tap 2 Drain is excellent. I recommend them very highly and without reservation.

Mike Y

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have Poly B pipes?

If your home was built between the early 70’s and early 90’s, they were most likely built using Poly B piping systems. At the time it was a cheaper solution to copper pipes.

Poly B is a gray plastic pipe used as a water supply line. If your pipes are grey, chances are they are Poly B

Why do I need to replace Poly B?

Poly B was removed from the National Plumbing Code as of 2005, after many Poly B water systems experienced leaks, cracks and irregular water pressure.

Poly B pipes are known to leak and crack, and can cause major damage to your home.

Many insurance companies will not insure houses with Poly B, or will charge exorbitant rates and/or deductibles if they do cover your property.

How long does it take to replace them?

Most Poly B replacements take between 2 and 5 days for the repipe, depending on the size of the home. We can give you a better idea once we talk to you and our Poly B specialist takes a look at your home.

If you opt to have the drywall done through our company, it takes 8-10 days.

How much damage is done to my walls?

We do not tear out whole walls. We use templates and make concise holes where we do the work, and the drywall we remove can be used to repair the wall. Most holes are less than 24 inches wide.

Do you repair the drywall after?

We have a drywall company we work with, and we can give you a quote for the repairs at the time of the quote for the Poly B replacement.

Do we have to leave while the repairs are being done? Will we have water?

You do not need to leave, and our technicians make sure you have water overnight.

Is your business licensed and insured?

We are bonded, licensed and insured.

I want to make sure everything is done the right way and up to code.

We will make sure that all permits are pulled with the city and that everything is done the right way.

Can you do poly-b replacement for multi-unit properties?

Yes! We have many years of experience with doing poly-b replacement on multi-unit properties including condo buildings, strata complexes and commercial buildings.

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