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RECOVERING COMPENSATION FOR PLUMBING DEFECTS

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Often times construction defects, like a  plumbing problem, are not readily apparent. In fact, a construction defect can exist for a long period of time before it is discovered and, all the while, it is causing serious damage to your home.

Plumbing defects are one such problem that may go undetected and cause serious and lasting damage. Not only are these issues a costly inconvenience, but they can cause other serious problems to a residential or commercial property.

Plumbing Defects Caused by Poor Building Supplies

In some cases, these issues are caused by shoddy building supplies. For instance, in 2010, the Construction Defect Center began investigating copper residential plumbing pipe that was used in new construction projects built after 2005. The concern was that the copper pipes were marked as “Made in the USA,” as opposed to marked as “Made in China,” and that these copper pipes were known to fail at “unprecedented levels” and did not meet US standards of acceptable piping materials.

On September 27, 2010, the U.S. imposed dumping duties on copper pipes and tubes from China because Chinese copper tube and pipe makers were flooding the US market. US manufacturers had complained about dumping less expensive Chinese-made copper plumbing pipes on the US markets and expressed concerns about the quality of the Chinese copper pipe.

Property owners who have experienced inexplicable water system leaks, especially those who have experienced problems with copper pipe, should keep a section of the pipe that was replaced as it could be essential evidence in a construction defect or product liability lawsuit. Since most homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover defective construction materials, a construction defect lawsuit may be your only course of action to obtain financial recovery.

Plumbing Defects Caused by Poor Workmanship

In some situations, a plumber will fail to adhere to applicable building code requirements or may not perform the work at an adequate standard of workmanship. If this is the case, piping leaks and other defects can occur. Not only does this cause damage to the water supply line and fixtures, but they can also result in significant water damage, which can, in turn, lead to dangerous mold growth and contamination of your home and personal property.

Once a leak is discovered, it is important to repair the damaged sanitation system, but also to remedy the water damage in a timely manner. You may also want to conduct a complete investigation of your home for related mold growth and contamination.

Although the plumber or construction company might offer to repair the leak, this isn’t always an adequate remedy to the problem. For this reason, you may want to enlist the help of a skilled construction defect lawyer who can advocate on your behalf for a full financial recovery.

Contact a Construction Defect Lawyer 

Whether your plumbing problems were the result of defective plumbing supplies or poor workmanship, the construction defect lawyers at Van and Associates have the skill and experience to advocate on your behalf for a full financial recovery. We often represent our clients on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay unless we obtain financial recovery for you.

Contact the Las Vegas construction defect lawyers at Van and Associates at (702) 529-1011 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about recovering for your plumbing defects.

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