Kitec was so popularly used due to its ability to function with both cold and hot water supplies. It was advertised as being more corrosion-resistant than copper, but the opposite was found to be true. It is important to note, however, typically, hot water boilers are set to a high of approximately 76°C. With Kitec, the maximum certified temperature of running was slightly higher, but often the heating coil would degrade. In these cases, the water temperature would then fall and homeowners would unknowingly increase the temperature past the maximum point. Unfortunately, this would cause the disintegration of the pipes to occur much more rapidly.
Residents can stay in their home during a residential Kitec replacement project. Our team is passionate about completing the job properly and quickly so as to not disturb your daily routine. We may move some furnishing around from the areas that require work to be done to create easier access. The estimated time of Kitec replacement depends on the size of the house or building. Homes will typically only take a few days whereas buildings can take up to a few months.
Kitec is a popular and renowned brand of plastic piping that was very commonly used for plumbing fixtures during 1995-2007. Kitec plastic piping was so special as it was affordable and able to function for both cold and hot water supplies. In its simplest form, Kitec is flexible aluminum pipes that have both an outer and an inner layer of plastic coverings. However, as many people came to notice, after some time of usage, Kitec pipes begin to weaken! The pipes continue to cause leaks and water damage on the properties they are still installed in. In 2005, after many lawsuits all over North America, Kitec piping manufacturing was eliminated, and thus it is no longer used. However, there are still many residential and commercial properties with old Kitec plumbing; if these properties do not replace their piping soon, they too could experience leaks and water damage.