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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Pipes Are Leaking

Article Number

6.3

Condition

PIPES ARE LEAKING

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Domestic water supply and drainpipes shall not leak.

Warranty

Two-Year - Delivery and Distribution Systems. · Damage resulting from improper maintenance or additions, deletions or alterations made by the homeowner is excluded from the statutory warranty. · Secondary damage caused by defects, such as property damage or personal injury, is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Pipes not meeting the acceptable performance shall be repaired.

Remarks

Condensation on piping should not be mistaken for a leaking pipe. Condensation on cold-water supply pipes is not covered by the statutory warranty. High indoor humidity is the main cause of condensation on pipes. If a leak is detected in a water supply pipe, the main water supply valve should be turned off immediately until the builder’s representative can assess the condition. For more information on emergency situations, please refer to the Homeowner Information Package.

  

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