Polybutylene Plumbing

Polybutylene Plumbing

Polybutylene is a type of plastic resin water supply piping that was commonly used from 1978 to about 1995 in residential and manufactured homes. These plumbing systems were thought to be a revolutionary product that was inexpensive to manufacture and easy to install as a substitute to copper piping. Polybutylene piping is typically gray or black and stamped with “PB2110” when used inside homes for water distribution but was also produced in blue for exterior service lines and is typically ½” to 1” in diameter. Sections of piping are connected using plastic or copper fittings with copper compression bands to secure the fittings to the piping. This type of plumbing system has become known for being susceptible to failure that may result in significant water damage to a home. It is believed that oxidizers such as chlorine that are added to public water supplies, and possibly other factors, react with the polybutylene piping and acetal fittings causing internal deterioration, flaking and brittleness. This results in micro-fractures and a significantly reduced structural integrity which ultimately leads to failure and subsequent water damage. In Florida, the presence of this type of plumbing may limit the available options for homeowner’s insurance until it has been replaced by a licensed plumbing contractor. If you are uncertain or concerned about the condition of your home’s plumbing system, contact us today to schedule your home inspection.

 

Commercial Property Inspections

Cornerstone Home Inspection Group, LLC also offers commercial property inspections for all types of commercial properties; including Offices, Retail, Industrial, Multi-Family and Special Purpose. We understand that the needs of a commercial property investor and the use of commercial properties can be highly varied and so we are able to customize your commercial property inspection to provide the information you require to make a solid investment decision. Contact us for a property consultation and quote today.

Tinned Copper Rubber Insulated Cloth Wiring

Tinned copper rubber insulated cloth wiring was commonly used for home wiring between the 1930’s to 1950’s and is frequently misidentified by home inspectors. The copper was “tinned” which gives it a silver or aluminum like appearance to prevent corrosion of the wiring due to the high sulfur content of the rubber insulation. As this wiring ages the insulation becomes very brittle and prone to cracking and deterioration, potentially exposing live electrical conductors which could create a fire or electrocution hazard. In Florida, the presence of this type of wiring may limit the available options for homeowners insurance until it has been replaced by a licensed electrician. If you are uncertain or concerned about the condition of your home’s electrical system,  contact us today to schedule your home inspection.

Improperly Vented Bathroom Vent

We frequently find bathroom ventilation fans that are not properly vented to the exterior of the home. Large amounts of moisture are discharged into the attic space during showering which may cause moisture damage or conditions conducive to mold growth. Contact us today for an inspection to help protect your investment.

Improper Service Mast Boot

Cornerstone Home Inspection Group, LLC is here to protect your investment. This improperly installed service mast boot will be susceptible to leaks and is dependent on sealants to prevent moisture intrusion until corrected by a qualified roofing contractor. Contact us today to schedule your inspection.

Contact Info

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941-993-0216

28950 Singletary Rd.
Myakka City, FL 34251

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Licensing Info

Florida Licensed Home Inspector #HI9508
InterNACHI ID#16013009

Services

  • Home Inspections
  • New Construction
  • Wind Mitigation
  • 4 Point Insurance
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Roof Certification
  • Water Testing

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