Polybutylene Pipe Replacement

For decades, polybutylene piping was hailed as “the future of pipes.” Made from an inexpensive plastic resin, the pipes replace copper pipes and make new home construction much more affordable. Unfortunately, after about 10 years of use, the polybutylene pipes started to fail. Chemicals added to municipal water supplies, specifically chlorine, caused pipes and pipe connectors to degrade, often spectacularly, costing homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs.

These days, many of the problems with polybutylene pipes have been resolved—specifically, the connectors in many homes have been replaced with metal connectors that are not prone to failure. That said, if you live in a home built between 1978 and 1995, you could still be at risk!

If you’re concerned about polybutylene piping in your home in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, don’t wait—call R.V. Carey’s at 301-424-8899 or click here!

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What Sets R.V. Carey’s Apart from Other DC-Area Plumbers?


When you call for a plumber, you’re looking for more than just plumbing–you want the peace of mind that comes from knowing the plumber you hired is trustworthy and polite. In addition to being background checked and drug tested, all of the technicians at R.V. Carey’s are friendly and courteous and can answer any questions you have regarding your plumbing system.


We charge based on time and materials. Why? First, no two plumbing jobs are the same. Even a seemingly simple leak repair can vastly differ from another leak repair! Since a job may take longer for one person than another, a flat fee may lead you to overpay for your service. Next, we feel we can provide a better service by encouraging our technicians to work carefully instead of rushing between jobs. By charging time and materials, we’re able to ensure that you get the highest quality of service possible while still sticking to your budget.


The R.V. Carey’s Promise

  • Our plumbers undergo continuous training and education so they can give our customers expert service, advice, and support.
  • Our level of experience ensures our ability to complete a job in a timely manner, thus saving the customer money.
  • We offer a senior citizens discount.
  • Our servicemen average over 15 years’ experience.
  • We are able to provide additional plumbing support through the use of camera, jet machine, and backhoe equipment.
  • We provide 24-hour, 7-day-a-week support through emergency on-call service.

For polybutylene pipe replacement in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, call 301-424-8899 or click here!