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What is Kitec Piping and Why is it an Issue?

Posted by Nicole Platt on Feb 28, 2018 1:50:05 PM

Kitec plumbing is a polymer pipe, typically installed in homes between 1995 and 2007, that is prone to spontaneously burst. While you can take steps to prevent leaks from these this type of piping, Kitec pipes are more likely to crack at any minute and cause major damage to your home. A major leak of this sort can not only cause serious damage to homes, but can also result in mold, mildew, and extremely high repair costs.  

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Water Hero Saves Home From Catastrophic Leak Damage

Posted by Dan Sterling on Jan 22, 2018 10:06:48 PM

On October 9th, 2017 at 10PM, a pipe burst in the ceiling of a doctor’s home in a small town on Staten Island while he was about to go away for the weekend.  We know this is typical - 1 in 55 homes have a severe water leak each year in the United States, and this one had the potential to cause over $100,000 worth of damage. 

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