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Kitec could stop your clients from getting homeowners insurance

Kitec could stop your clients from getting homeowners insurance

Kitec could stop your clients from getting homeowners insurance
News from Inman.com:

With the cold weather this winter, there’s nothing more comfortable than radiant heating, especially when it’s installed in your flooring or used for high-end treats such as heated towel racks. However, if your clients have used a product known as Kitec in the installation of the radiant heat, some insurance companies won’t insure their homes. This issue turned up in a house inspection recently and caught everyone by surprise.

Is this the new UFFI (urea-formaldehyde foam insulation)? It seems that the plumbers who originally installed Kitec have come to believe that if you have Kitec in your home, it will eventually cause a problem — not maybe, but definitely.

If your clients have radiant heating in their houses that is water-heated and was installed between 1995 and 2007, ask them to call a plumber and have him or her certify that no Kitec was used. If they do find Kitec, the best thing to do is replace it right away and join in the class-action lawsuit at kitecsettlement.com to get some money to help the remediation.

What is Kitec?

Sold between 1995 and 2007, Kitec is a piping system that was used both for carrying water throughout a home and supplying water to radiant heating systems. The K…………… continues on Inman.com

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