Failing PB plumbing systems are still wreaking havoc on homes.
A poly butylene plumbing system recently failed in a Boynton
Beach, Fla., home causing the ceiling to cave in. Local news reports say the
collapse was caused by a leaky pipe in the roof, which came crashing down on
the floor inside the home.
PB has a history of failure, and has given way to two class
action lawsuits in recent years. Unfortunately, the recovery period for both
lawsuits has ended and homeowners insurance must be tapped to fix the problem,
or repairs are made out-of-pocket.
12 News, plumbing experts are urging people to have their plumbing inspected for PB plumbing systems in
order to take the necessary steps to replace it.
Problematic Plumbing Collapses Ceiling
June 5, 2008