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Problems with Polybutylene water piping

POLYBUTYLENE WATERPIPES What is polybutylene? Polybutylene is a plastic resin used to manufacture water piping and was installed in commercial and residential properties from 1978 through 1995. Polybutylene quickly became a substitute for tradition copper piping due to it’s low costs and much easier installation methods. Polybutylene piping systems were used for both underground water […]

When Asbestos becomes a problem

Asbestos in the home There are several products that contained a type of asbestos in older buildings , but since the 70’s asbestos-based products should only contain asbestos chrysotile fibres. You may find asbestos in: Floor and ceiling coverings Different types of insulation Household appliances Asbestos concerns Research on asbestos have revealed negative health effects […]

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