Our Kitec® piping review & replacement services are handled by skilled, experienced professionals.
Kitec® piping is a type of polymer pipe that was installed in many residential structures between the late 1990s and the early 2000s. Plumbers often used it because it was cheaper than copper plumbing and its flexibility made it fairly easy to install. These pipes are made of polyethylene, but they are prone to cracking and bursting more than other types of pipes, which has led to recalls and replacements for many property owners. The risk of a burst pipe is always cause for concern, as the flooding that can result from a broken pipe can cause significant damage and increase the risk of mold growth.
Some of the first recalls of Kitec® piping happened in 2005, and many plumbing professionals now predict that the failure rate of these pipes is higher than other types of pipes. As a result, having them removed and replaced is considered best practice. The material makeup of these pipes includes high amounts of zinc, which can break down when exposed to oxygen and moisture. The breakdown process is known as dezincification, causing zinc oxide to block the pipes that results in breakage. In order to protect your structure, it’s important to find a provider of Kitec® piping review & replacement service to make sure you don’t have these pipes in your plumbing system.
At Belanger Engineering, we offer Kitec® piping review & replacement services, so we can address this concern in your Vaughan, Ontario home or business and reduce the risk of a major flood due to a broken pipe. Our Kitec® piping review & replacement services are handled by skilled, experienced professionals.