What is Kitec Plumbing you ask? Between 1999 and 2007 Kitec Plumbing pipes were installed in homes. Problem is; it's been discovered that those pipes have a design flaw and in some cases even disintegrating causing leaks and home damage.
Home owners with Kitec Plumbing are fuming because they now cannot get home insurance, or worse - unable to sell their home.
How to tell if you have Kitec Plumbing? A good place to check for the Kitec system is near the hot water tank or in the mechanical room where the pipe is connected to or exits the walls. Also look under kitchen sinks or bathroom vanities, where the pipe and/or fitting exits the wall. The Kitec pipe is typically blue in color for cold water applications and orange in color for hot water applications. The pipe is usually marked with one of the following brand names; Kitec, PlumbBetter, IPEX AQUA, WarmRite, Kitec XPA, AmbioComfort, XPA, KERR Controls or Plomberie Améliorée.
If you don't have Kitec Plumbing pipes than you are out of the woods - but if you do discover you have this system it is important that you keep reading.
If you are selling your home and have a Kitec Plumbing system you need to disclose this to your realtor. The buyers may ask you to replace the pipes.
Kitec plumbing home owners are recommended to file a claim with Kitec to safeguard against any future pipe failures.
The deadline to file a claim with Kitec is 2020.
For more information you can visit the Kitec Claim website.
I will be checking under my sinks as well. Good luck and have a great day.