Polybutylene for Inspectors

Polybutylene (PB) was a popular material used in home plumbing systems for many years but production ceased due to fears that it was vulnerable to sudden failure. Although manufacturers place the blame for leaks on installers, homeowners have successfully sued the makers of PB and have walked away with over a billion dollars in settlements. In our new article on polybutylene for inspectors you can find out why these pipes fail and learn how to determine that they are PB and not some other material.