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Could Your Apartment Have Faulty Fire Sprinklers?

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,…
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What Makes CPVC Fire Sprinklers Dangerous?

In a testing lab owned by Lubrizol, an engineer claims that he received a parcel containing a piece of degraded CPVC pipe, and this package was not the first. The engineer says he confronted officials in the Lubrizol marketing department about the damaged pipe pieces, and suggested that there may be a problem with the product, but the executives ignored him. Now the public is discovering the truth, and companies like Lubrizol might be responsible for billions of dollars in damages. What Makes CPVC Fire Sprinklers Dangerous? Experts have discovered that CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride) piping is sensitive to several different chemicals commonly used at construction sites. This means that chemicals such as antimicrobials, anticorrosives, cutting oils, fire retardants, joint compounds, pesticides, and termiticides can break down the resin is these pipes. Such corrosion can lead to leaks or blowouts that could depressurize fire sprinkler systems and leave them inoperable…
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Nationwide Cover-up Exposed: Colson Hicks Eidson Files A New Class Action Lawsuit

In 2005, the construction market was booming and projects were going up all over the nation. In many of these construction projects, hybrid plastic and metal fire sprinkler systems were installed as lighter and reliable solutions to the old metal piping systems, but these systems were not the solution everyone was hoping for. Colson Hicks Eidson Files A New Class Action Lawsuit Information has come to light that fire sprinkler systems using plastic pipes made of a resin called Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) break down when exposed to common construction materials. This means that these pipes can easily break down, cause water damage, and fail to function in the event of a fire. This discovery, though very new to the owners of buildings all across the nation, doesn’t seem to be news to the companies that make these fire sprinklers. The companies that produce these CPVC fire sprinkler parts have…
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