Construction Defect Center Urges Plumbers Who Have A Homeowner Client With CSST To Tell Them About A Vital Check And To Have The Client Call Us If They Had A Fire

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The Construction Defect Center is urging residential plumbing contractors, or professional plumbers to tell their clients about potential fire issues with corrugated stainless steel tubing, also known as CSST, and to call them immediately at 866-714-6466, if their clients home had a fire related to an electrical storm. http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com

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The Construction Defect Center is now urging residential plumbing firms, or independent plumbing contractors to help them get the word out about corrugated stainless steel tubing, also known as CSST

The Construction Defect Center is now urging residential plumbing firms, or independent plumbing contractors to help them get the word out about corrugated stainless steel tubing, also known as CSST, because on July 8th 2012 the Minnesota Department of Public Safety issued the following statement, "The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is urging Minnesotans with homes built after 1989 to check for corrugated stainless steel tubing. If not properly installed, the flexible piping can be damaged by nearby lightning strikes and start a fire. As of 2010, about six million homes in the United States had CSST." The Construction Defect Center would like to involve professional plumbers in this initiative, in the hopes they can provide safety checks for homeowners that have CSST in their homes, and the group would like to get these homeowners identified, for possible compensation. At the same time the group would like to hear from plumbers, if they know of a homeowner, who had a serious fire, as a result of CSST failure caused by an electrical storm. For more information residential plumbing contractors, or homeowners are welcome to contact the Construction Defect Center at 866-714-6466.

Important Note from the Construction Defect Center: "We appreciate the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's notification is a year old. We became aware of this issue within the last month, and thought it important to take this message nationwide. Six million homes is significant-so are the people, who live in these homes." http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com

WHAT DOES Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) LOOK LIKE? The Minnesota Department of Public Safety say, "Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) supplies natural gas and propane to homes and businesses. It usually has a yellow exterior plastic coating and should not be confused with natural gas appliance flexible connectors. CSST typically is routed beneath, through or alongside floor joists in the basement, inside interior wall cavities and on top of ceiling joists in attics." http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com

Aside from residential plumbing contractors, the Construction Defect Center is also urging homeowners to contact them if their home contains corrugated stainless steel tubing, especially if they live in a home, or subdivision in Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Colorado, Nevada, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, or North Dakota. For more information about corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) homeowners are welcome to contact the Construction Defect Center at 866-714-6466. http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com

For the actual news release about CSST from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety please click here: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ooc/news-releases/Pages/Yellow-Corrugated-Stainless-Steel-Tubing-a-Fire-Risk-if-Not-Properly-Installed.aspx

Read more: Tubing creates fire risk in Minnesota homes built after 1989 - KMSP-TV http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/22782602/csst-fire-risk-minnesota-homes-built-after-1989#ixzz2Z2SEIsUe

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Three lawsuits have been filed over CSST natural gas tubing, also called corrugated stainless steel tubing:

Hasley v. Ward Manufacturing, LLC No. 8:13-cv-01607(D. Md)

Hall v. Omega Flex, Inc., No. 0:13-cv-61213 (S.D. Fla.)

Hower v. Titeflex Corporation t/a/ Gastite, No. 2:13-cv-00753 (W.D. Pa)

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