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Could Your Apartment Have Faulty Fire Sprinklers?

April 7, 2016
Colson Hicks Eidson

There has been a nationwide cover up and Colson Hicks Eidson has been there to expose the companies involved. CPVC pipes used in fire sprinkler systems all over South Florida and the entire nation are defective, and the manufacturers knew about those defects. Now, more and more stories about defective fire sprinkler systems ruining homes are popping up, and your home could be next.

Could Your Apartment Have Faulty Fire Sprinklers?

A man living in the Brooklyn Riverside complex in Jacksonville didn’t know about these defective pipes, so when water started leaking in his closet, he had no clue what the cause could have been. He says the fire sprinkler in his closet blew up and within ten minutes his entire apartment was flooded. It wasn’t until a local television station showed up to interview him about the rupture that he found out his building contained potentially defective CPVC pipes, and that Colson Hicks Eidson had opened the lawsuit exposing these potential defects.

For now, this Jacksonville native will have to live in another apartment while he is being repaired, but since the temporary apartment is within the same complex, there is no guarantee that the pipes in his temporary unit won’t burst as well. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department is investigating the incident to confirm the cause of the sprinkler system’s failure. JFRD does not have an official list of other buildings that use these pipes, but Action Jax News is continuing to compile a list of buildings that may have these pipes, so if you live in Jacksonville, and fear that your building might have CPVC pipes, keep an eye on your local news.

Consumers have to stay vigilant in today’s world. Companies and corporations are always trying to save an extra buck, which can put you at risk. Keep following our blog to find out about other corporate threats to your health and happiness, and tell us your thoughts on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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