Do you have leaky pipes? Were any Kitec Pipes or fixtures used in your home? If so, please call Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating, and Plumbing today!
What is Kitec?
Kitec pipe was used between 1995 and 2007 as an alternative to copper piping. It was marketed as a cheaper product, however, many problems with the piping surfaced, causing leaks and other types of corrosion. Currently, there are class action lawsuits against the product.
Do I Have Kitec?
Kitec pipes typically have blue (cold side) and orange (hot side) color, but other colors have Kitec. The name “Kitec” is likely to be visible on the pipe and brass fixtures. Kitec piping has plastic with an aluminum barrier. If you think your home has Kitec, call us at call Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating, and Plumbing to schedule an estimate!
Why Kitec is a Problem
The short answer is that they cause LEAKS! Kitec’s brass fittings corrode fast and Zinc can assemble in the pipes. Kitec piping especially corrodes fast when exposed to higher temperatures (180 degrees Fahrenheit) such as when running a boiler or water heater.
Exposure to the sun can cause the aluminum barrier to separate from the plastic causing leaks. These leaks can burst open and turn into a flood in a hurry. Because of the known problems of Kitec, selling a home with Kitec is near impossible.
We Provide Solutions
Frankly, homes with Kitec need a total piping renovation done to assure water damage will not occur. The longer you wait to replace the Kitec plumbing in your home, the higher chance there is that a flood will happen, causing thousands of dollars in damage.
What We Do
Our company has been very active in re-piping homes in Santa Fe and the greater northern New Mexico area to solve homeowners Kitec problems. Call us today to set up an estimate so you can have peace of mind that your homes plumbing is in safe hands
Class Action Lawsuit
Repair costs for Kitec can be expensive, running upwards of tens of thousands of dollars. Fortunately, homeowners with Kitec may be eligible to receive payment under the class action settlement.
What to do now
You probably have a lot of questions about what to do. If you have any suspicion that your home is affected, please do not hesitate to call for one of our friendly technicians to check your home. You could save your home from flood damage due to faulty Kitec pipes. Please call Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating, and Plumbing! You will be glad you did!