KITEC PLUMBING REPLACEMENT CALGARY
Did you know kitec plumbing poses risks of leaking and water damage for homes and properties?
Kitec pluming is outdated, and when leaks occur, which they will, kitec plumbing can be the cause of serious damage to your home’s interior finishes. RPG Calgary offers kitec plumbing replacement and home assessment services for homes affected.
Kitec plumbing replacement explained
Kitec plumbing is a type of plastic plumbing system manufactured by IPEX. First introduced in 1995 and used up to the mid to late 2000’s.
Kitec piping uses brass fittings that contain high amounts of zinc. This brass/zinc material breaks down when exposed to moisture and oxygen.
Kitec plumbing is a serious issue you as a home owner should investigate further for replacement, either wholly, or in high risk areas or sections of your home.
To get started with kitec plumbing replacement, you’ll want this full home assessment done. Following assessment, RPG can provide an upfront quote for your review. RPG is a family owned and operated Calgary plumbing company, their pricing is honest, their work is backed with a satisfaction guarantee. They truly know what they’re doing when it comes to Calgary kitec plumbing replacements, bringing 12+ years of residential and commercial plumbing and heating experience.
How to tell if your home has kitec plumbing
While Kitec plumbing came in many colors, most commonly it is orange or blue. Keep in mind allot of other plumbing systems use blue piping.
Check in areas of your home where piping can be seen without having to remove drywall or other wall coverings.
For example, look in crawl spaces, above removable ceiling tiles, attic spaces, beneath millwork, washroom vanities, under sinks, and behind appliances. Kitec plumbing has commonly been used in hydronic heating and radiant heating systems also.
Check in your mechanical room at the water meter, radiant heating manifold, or from the pipes coming from the top of your water tank.
If your home’s piping is mainly orange and blue, it’s highly likely you have kitec piping throughout. This would be worth your time to have a professional plumber out to inspect. When you request a quote with RPG, you’re getting a free consultation included.
A consultation and home assessment is very important for kitec plumbing replacement, because the extent of work required can be significant. Feel free o reach out to us for your free kitec plumbing replacement quote and consultation.
Kitec plumbing in your home poses real potential for leaks. Avoid damages to your home’s interior finishes and book a kitec home assessment.
Kitec piping if often identified by it’s orange color. In addition, kitec piping will usually be stamped with ‘kitec’ labeling.
Kitec plumbing is best replaced throughout your home. This is not the job you want to give to an amateur, trust licensed plumbers only.
Can you get away without a kitec plumbing replacment?
Short answer, not really. In some condominiums it has actually been stipulated by the boards, a necessity to replace this piping in your unit. The risk to property damage to your own home condo unit, and to others, is too great to go unnoticed.
Similarly in homes built prior to 2006, Kitec plumbing has frequently been used. When kitec piping leaks, whether in your radiant floor heating systems or elsewhere in your home, there is great risk of damage to interior finishes, electrical works, and your home’s structure itself.
With that said, failing to replace your kitec plumbing in your home could have negative conesquences for home resale value. In addition, insurance companies are well aware of the risks kitec plumbing poses to properties. In event of a leak, with subsequent property damage, you may not be covered.
It’s recommended youeach out to your insurance company for additional details on how they treat coverage pertaining to kitec plumbing leaks. Your safest bet though is to get started with a home assessment and consultation for an all ecompassing kitec plumbing replacement.
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