Impact is at it again! And this time we are bringing our customers superior valve, high-quality service and innovative products through our use of Wirsbo PEX products!
Part of our company’s core values are to provide products to our customers that we can truly stand behind, and that is why we choose to install Wirsbo PEX pipe. The superior product benefits of Wirsbo PEX provides our customers safety and security, knowing they are installing only the best product, backed by an amazing warranty.
The team at IMPACT has been installing Wirsbo PEX products for several years. We have now become a leading installer in the GTA and surrounding area. We can provide our customers with an elevated level of efficiency having used the product for years and becoming very familiar with the installation process. Our technicians have extensive knowledge on the product’s key benefits and the expertise to design the right system for any application.
Part of our NEW service offerings includes retrofitting old Kitec piping systems with new Wirsbo Pex solutions. If you are currently using Kitec piping in your home or condominium you need to make the change NOW!
The early failure for Kitec plumbing has sparked a cross-border class-action lawsuit and it is no longer safe to be used! Kitech was originally marketed as a corrosion-resistant alternative to copper pipes and fittings, but was recalled around 2005 due to a tendency to corrode at an accelerated rate. It is no longer manufactured.
Industry professionals have proven that Kitec may deteriorate or even FAIL due to excessive water pressure or water running at temperatures hotter than the manufacturer’s rating of 77C (180F). Leading homes and condos to ultimately experience premature pipe failure resulting in disastrous flooding and expensive damage!
Insurance companies are now getting more serious about the issue and have been known to demand homeowners change the Kitec to receive insurance or refusing to write insurance policies on homes that are known to have Kitec installed. If you plan on buying or selling a home, make it part of your pre-inspection to have a licenced plumber check out if you have any Kitec plumbing.
What makes Wirsbo PEX a superior product?
Wirsbo PEX is made from a very flexible yet durable plastic material called crosslinked polyethylene tubing or PEX. It is a clean, non-toxic and extremely durable piping product.
The most notable benefits are:
- Flexible for fewer fittings, reduced leak-point liability
- Resists corrosion, pitting and scaling
- Retains more heat in hot-water lines
- Resists condensation on cold-water lines
- Expands up to 3X its diameter to help resist freeze damage
- Connections do not require the use of dangerous chemicals or solvents
- Offers a complete lead-free system from inlet to faucet
- NSF International certification for water purity
- Backed by a 25-year limited warranty on PEX tubing and ProPEX fittings