Kitec plumbing was commonly used in homes built between 1995 and 2007, and otherwise for general plumbing repairs or renovations. The Kitec system was sold under a number of different brand names and in a variety of colours, and it consists of pipes and fittings. In 2005, it was recalled because the pipes and fittings were found to have a tendency to corrode quickly and can fail entirely, which can lead to flooding.
The bill to remove and repair this plumbing can be substantial, from a few thousand dollars up to tens of thousands of dollars, and it can also lead to insurance or mortgage issues.
A class action lawsuit was initiated in 2011 against IPEX Inc., the manufacturer of Kitec. Funds are set aside to enable for claimants to possibly recoup some money to help cover the cost of repairs and remediation of Kitec plumbing if needed. If you have this type of plumbing you may wish to speak to a lawyer about this type of claim.
A qualified building inspector can assist you in determining whether a property has Kitec Plumbing.
For further information on submitting claims, please see the following website:
You have until 2020 to submit a claim.