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Do you know what plumbing pipes are used in your home? In 50 years we’ve seen it all. From KITEC pipes to lead pipes, we know what pipes to replace with effective alternatives. We often replace pipes in order to protect your home against potential leaks, floods, and health risks. If you are looking to replace your plumbing pipes including KITEC, PlumbBetter, IPEX AQUA, WarmRite, Kitec XPA, AmbioComfort, XPA, KERR Controls, or Plomberie Améliorée, please click here to contact us for a free estimate.
Leaking water pipes hidden in your walls and ceilings can cause serious damage to your foundation and drastically increase your water bills if left untreated. At Harb Family Plumbing, we investigate and repair leaking pipes in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Hamilton, and Waterdown. Call Harb Family Plumbing for a free consultation and receive the family treatment.
In your home, you’ll find two separate plumbing systems. Your supply system carries fresh water into your home while your drainage system carries all wastewater out. The water will enter at one location and exit through a water meter, determining how much water you have used and are billed accordingly.
If you suspect a problem with your pipes, the best thing you can do right away is shut off your main valve to temporarily stop your water supply. This prevents any plausible damage leaky pipes may be causing. Usually, your water valve will be in your basement or crawlspace. To find it, trace your way back from your hot water heater tank. Then, call your professional Oakville plumbers for further help.
Although this is useful for immediate issues, slow and small leaks often aren’t immediately noticeable. In addition to our emergency repair service, the technicians at Harb Family Plumbing also offer routine maintenance appointments to help solve and prevent future risks.
Problems with your pipes can arise from poor installation, age, or external factors such as tree roots. Aging pipes face the issues of channeling. These issues occur when the bottom of the pipeline has slowly eroded due to the constant water flow. The most common timeframe of erosion with iron sewer pipes is between 25-30 years old. These issues can cause the structures of your home, landscape, or driveway to weaken.
If not, we can help you assess which pipes are outdated so you can remove them and have them replaced. If you are familiar with Kitec pipes, you are probably aware that Kitec is susceptible to bursts, leaks and has a shorter life span. Alternatively, PEX pipe is trustworthy, reliable, and used by all plumbers in the industry.
PEX pipes have an average life span of 50 years and are durable and cost-effective. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, we will look into the type of piping used in your home and give you the optimal solution.
Call us for a free consultation, and we can help you find the most suitable pipes for your home.
Kitec plumbing consists of flexible aluminum pipe between an inner and outer layer of plastic pipe with brass fittings. It was marketed as a cheaper and easier alternative to copper piping and sold between 1995 – 2007.
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You can identify Kitec plumbing by its bright orange (hot water) and bright blue (cold water). At some point, Kitec sold pipes in the colours: red, blue, gray, and black. Another way of identifying Kitec piping is looking for a label with one of the following brand names; KITEC, PlumbBetter, IPEX, AQUA, WarmRite, XPA, KITEC XPA, AmbioComfort, or KERR Controls.
Readers, please be advised this is not legal advice. There is $125 million USD set aside for Kitec claims and legal fees and the deadline is set for January 9, 2020. To learn more visit the Kitec Settlement website.
Burst pipes typically occur due to the cold winters. When the pipeline gets frosty, the water in the pipes may freeze and expand, causing the pipe material to burst. At Harbs Plumbing, we highly recommend that the pipelines in your home that are not heated require properly installed insulation to keep them away from exposure to the extreme cold.
There are many reasons your pipes may be failing you. To diagnose the problem, call Harb Family Plumbing. We’re available 24/7 for any emergency repairs with a guaranteed 5-minute callback service.
You can also count on us for rough-ins that include digging a trench in your basement and laying pipes for drainage. Get in touch with us to learn more about our services.
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