The 5 Pros and Cons of a Manabloc

The Manabloc is a plumbing system used in many Orlando homes. There are good and bad things about the Manabloc system lets start with the good things about the Manabloc.

  1. The nice thing about the Manabloc is each plumbing fixture has a shutoff and if you have a plumbing emergency on a certain plumbing fixture such as a shower valve or a leaking hose bib you can shut it off and still leave the water on to your home.
  2. The next thing is all your shutoff valves are located in one spot usually in the garage and is setup like a breaker box with all valves in a box some people think this is convenient.

Those are the pros; now the cons of the Manabloc.

  1. Most of the older Manabloc systems are installed with polybutylene. This pipe has a history of failing and causing plumbing leaks.
  2. The next thing is that the shutoff valves in the manabloc tend to leak if you never use them and when you do it is hard for your Orlando plumber to get parts for them.
  3. The last thing is that the size of the pipe is odd sizes usually 3/8 and they need special crimp tools and fittings to properly fix the leak.

If you have a Manabloc plumbing system and have a plumbing leak on it, hire a plumbing company in Orlando that can fix your special piping and have the proper tools to fix it. Don’t let anyone use plastic quest fittings (compression fitting) these are known to crack and leak. If you have a plumbing emergency on your Manabloc give Drain Genie Plumbing Services a call at 407-710-0210.


Orlando Manabloc
Orlando Manabloc

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