The Kitec Crisis
Are you affected by Kitec?
Kitec Plumbing, a popular and less expensive alternative to copper piping, was installed in a significant number of homes and new condo developments from 1995 to 2007. Due to insurmountable product malfunctions, it was pulled from the market in 2005.
A US and Canadian class action was recently settled for $125 million, with approximately $100 million allocated for end consumers. It is estimated that given the sheer volume of those affected and replacement costs, most consumers will receive little if any monetary relief through the settlement fund (which is set to be distributed by January 2020).
For more details on the Settlement, please click here.
Experts state that the malfunction of Kitec is assured, and advise homeowners/condo owners to replace as soon as possible. Owners are on the hook to replace their Kitec pipes, and are terrified of both the upfront costs and ramifications if they are unable to replace immediately. Replacement cost estimates are substantial, ranging from $5,000 to $15,000.
How do you know if you have Kitec?
Kitec is a type of plastic plumbing for cold and hot water piping. Kitec Hot water and radiant heat lines will be orange/red piping and cold lines will be blue. If you have Kitec, it will usually be marked with one of the following brand names: Kitec, AmbioComfort, KERR Controls, PlumbBetter, WarmRite, IPEX AQUA, XPA, Kitec XPA or Plomberie Améliorée.
How Eddy Can Help
Replacing your existing piping requires a lot of money and time. Eddy IQ and H2O can help in the meantime, by allowing you to remotely monitor the water situation and ensuring that the moment a leak is detected, the water is shut off to prevent damage. You have control over the leaks in your home – so damage is minimized.
“Think about installing a leak protection device on your plumbing system. Some of these can actually shut off the water, when it senses an inappropriate flow.”
– Square One Insurance (Source)
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