Toilet Fill Valve Lawsuit Investigation
Last Updated on July 27, 2017
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At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Anyone who experienced problems with a toilet fill valve, including leaking, fractures, cracking, flooding or tank overflows.
- What's Going On?
- We have reason to believe that some manufacturers' toilet fill valves, including Fluidmaster, may contain a serious design defect that puts property owners at risk for flooding and costly property damage. Now, attorneys are trying to determine whether class action lawsuits can be filed.
Attorneys are investigating whether lawsuits can be filed against some of the country’s leading toilet fill valve manufacturers, including Fluidmaster.
They have reason to believe that some companies’ fill valves may be defective and could be putting property owners at risk for flooding, tank overflows and serious property damage.
What’s Causing the Toilet Valve Problems?
It is believed that some companies are replacing traditional ball cock-style valves with newer fill valves that are said to be better performing and resistant to corrosion. These newer fill valves, however, are believed to be made of a plastic that can corrode and deteriorate when exposed to chlorine – which is commonly added to drinking water to prevent disease-causing pathogens.
It is suspected that over time, with continuous exposure, the toilet fill valves can degrade, causing the product to crack and release a massive discharge of water into and out of the toilet tank. Some consumers reported that their tanks overflowed and caused serious damage to both their properties and adjoining structures.
How a Class Action Can Help
If class action lawsuits can be filed and are successful, property owners may be able to collect compensation for repairs to their toilet tanks and compensation for property damage.
Tank Overflow? Here’s What You Can Do
If you’ve experienced spraying water, cracking, leaking, tank overflows or other problems with a toilet fill valve made by Fluidmaster or any other manufacturer, get in touch with an attorney in your area. He or she may ask you a few questions about the problems you’ve been having and go over any legal options you may have – including possibly starting a class action lawsuit.
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