How Much Does It Cost To Replace Kitec Plumbing?
The cost of replacing Kitec plumbing (the brand name for a plumbing system that used yellow brass fittings) can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the size of your home and the type of repiping material you choose.
In general, our repipes range from $4,500 for a two-bedroom, one-bath house with easy access; up to $15,000 for a larger property with multiple bathrooms and longer pipe runs. For a more detailed breakdown of repipe cost factors, please refer to our comprehensive article on repipe cost factors.
Here at Repipe Specialists, all of our repipes can be completed in 1-2 days and include our lifetime warranty. Replacing your Kitec plumbing will save you money and future headaches - even in the short term.
To learn more about Kitec and the reasons behind its failure, check out our informative article on why Kitec plumbing might fail.
Schedule a free in home consultation and quote with one of our local Repipe Consultants to get your Kitec replaced.
Can I Receive Compensation To Replace My Kitec Plumbing?
If you're considering whether you might receive compensation for replacing your Kitec plumbing, it's important to know that while there was once such an opportunity, it has now become highly unlikely.
In 2012, a settlement was reached in a class action lawsuit against IPEX Inc., the manufacturer of Kitec plumbing, totaling $125 million. This agreement enabled numerous homeowners in the United States and Canada to be compensated for their Kitec plumbing replacement. Unfortunately, the deadline for filing claims for this compensation has since passed, which means the costs of replacing Kitec plumbing will now have to come out of your pocket.
Moreover, the successful defense of recent claims against Kitec plumbing reduces the likelihood of future legal actions that might help secure compensation for Kitec plumbing replacements.
I Haven't Had A Leak: Do I Really Need To Replace My Kitec Plumbing?
Even if you haven't experienced leaks or other issues with your Kitec pipes, it's still important to consider repiping.
Kitec plumbing has a well-documented history of failure and poses several risks for homeowners. The main cause of Kitec plumbing failure is the degradation of its brass fittings. These fittings were manufactured with a high zinc content, which can react with chemicals in the water supply and lead to corrosion. Over time, this corrosion weakens the fittings, potentially resulting in leaks and issues with low water flow.
While you may have been fortunate to avoid problems so far, the inherent weaknesses of Kitec plumbing make issues inevitable in the future. Interestingly, we often find that the total costs incurred from multiple one-off repairs for Kitec leaks can exceed the cost of our complete home repiping services.
Given the well-documented history of Kitec plumbing failures, it's crucial to take proactive measures before potentially facing severe and expensive leaks. Opting for a full home repipe is a cost-effective and long-term solution, ensuring you avoid any potential Kitec plumbing failures.
Get A Quote To Replace Your Kitec Plumbing
Here at Repipe Specialists, we've fully replaced Kitec in thousands of homes across the USA with modern PEX tubing or copper pipe. We continually receive positive feedback from our customers about their overall home repipe experiences. We often exceed their expectations on:
- Speed: Our repipe crews typically complete a repipe in a day, returning on another day for wall patching.
- Convenience: Through our One-Stop Repipe™ Process, we handle everything from permits to wall patching and inspections.
- Cleanliness: Our crews are trained to protect your home while working (we cover all surfaces with protective sheeting), and to clean up fully at the end of each day.
- Peace of Mind: Repipe Specialists is a fully licensed plumber in all the states where we operate, and we back all of our repipes with a lifetime warranty.
- Financing programs: To help alleviate the burden of unplanned repipe expenses, we offer several financing programs.
- Price: As a specialist that performs hundreds of repipes a week, we can deliver high-quality repipes at a lower cost vs generalist plumbers.
Schedule a free in-home consult, and a local Repipe Consultant will explain all your repipe options and provide you with a written, fixed price quote. Replacing Kitec plumbing ensures the integrity and longevity of your home's plumbing system.