Whole-Home Repiping Services
Top-Quality Products & Unparalleled Workmanship
The occasional plumbing issue is to be expected, but if you are consistently dealing with leaks, clogs, and burst pipes, it might be time to upgrade your plumbing. That’s where Cardinal Plumbing & Electric comes in. As the most trusted name in plumbing, our team provides exceptional whole-home repiping services in Peterborough. Whether you need to replace your low-quality Poly-B piping or you are building a new home or cottage, we’ve got you covered. Each of our plumbers has undergone extensive training and is fully qualified to repipe your home. Not to mention we use the highest quality piping materials around.
Signs You Need to Repipe Your Home
Once your home’s piping breaks down enough, it will start to cause a host of problems. The key to preventing major damage caused by outdated or damaged piping is having it replaced before it is too late. At Cardinal Plumbing & Electric, we recommend becoming familiar with the signs that your home’s piping needs to be upgraded.
Below are signs you need to schedule whole-home repiping in Peterborough:
- You have repaired several leaks in the last few years
- You experience frequent clogged toilets, sinks, or showers
- Your water is discolored (brown, red, or yellow)
- Your pipes are visibly corroded
- You have low water pressure
- Your pipes make loud rattling or banging sounds
- Your water tastes funky
If the time for repiping has come, turn to Cardinal Plumbing & Electric. Our plumbing team makes the repiping process as easy as can be.
Reasons Why You Need to Replace Your Poly-B Piping
If your home was built between the early 70s and the early 90s, chances are that you have Poly-B (polybutylene) piping. This was once a very popular type of piping installed in homes because it is cheap, flexible, and easy to install; however, after over a decade of installing this type of piping, plumbers began to realize the downside of it.
Below are 6 reasons why you should replace your Poly-B piping:
- It only lasts between 10 and 15 years
- It corrodes over time and causes pipe leaks, flooding, water damage, and mold growth
- The fittings are made out of plastic, which is prone to breakage
- It is easily damaged by high water pressure or water temperatures
- It is no longer an approved piping under the National Plumbing Code
- It is harder to insure homes with this type of piping
Poly-B piping is made out of low-quality materials that are not meant to last. If you have this kind of piping in your home, you are likely either already experiencing frequent plumbing issues or you will be soon enough. To protect your home, we recommend having it replaced as soon as possible.
How to Tell If You Have Poly-B Piping
Most Poly-B piping is grey, although it can sometimes be black, white, or blue. Check under your sinks, by your water meter or around your hot water tank to see if you have any grey piping. If your basement is unfinished or you have exposed piping, you can check there as well. Poly-B often has plastic fittings and is often identifiable by the markings printed on the walls of the piping (“PB2110” or “CSA-B 137.8.”).
If you aren’t sure what type of piping you have in your home, we recommend reaching out to Cardinal Plumbing & Electric. Our team will inspect your system and help you make a plan for replacement.
Is Poly-B the Same as PEX?
No. PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) piping is made of much better materials than Poly-B piping, which means it is far more durable. PEX is manufactured differently and is much better suited for your home’s plumbing because it can withstand heat, pressure, and trace chemicals.
Call Cardinal Plumbing & Electric Today!
We understand that repiping your home might seem like an overwhelming task, but Cardinal Plumbing & Electric makes it easy. Our team is known for providing swift and dependable service every time. Using PEX piping, our plumbers will repipe your home and provide you with a much more efficient and effective plumbing system.
With Cardinal Plumbing & Electric on your side, you can expect:
- High-quality materials
- Upfront, flat-rate pricing
- Lifetime warranties on installations
- Same-day service appointments
- Financing options
- Comprehensive maintenance program
Our plumbers care a great deal about the safety and comfort of your home, which is why we complete each and every service with the utmost care and attention to detail. When you choose us for whole-home repiping in Peterborough, you can rest assured we will get the job done right the first time around.
“I couldn't have asked for more friendly and prompt service. They completed a ton of work quickly and left the area cleaner than before! I will definitely be calling on Cardinal Plumbing & Electric again.”- Nicole M.
“Technicians were both very knowledgeable and clearly explained our options, with estimates, before starting. Kevin and Jaden were very professional, courteous, respectful and friendly. We were so happy to have all our repairs done in one afternoon.”- Janette F.
“Kevin is our new favorite person. He came out at the end of his day on a Friday and figured out how to fix our water issue so many other people couldn’t fix. We are beyond impressed at how knowledgeable, helpful and friendly the guys were. Thank you.”- Tom F.