What Are My Options?
To address copper piping leak problems an Owner/Manager has three basic options:
Before making a decision on how to address your problem it is wise to have all the information on all of the options!
Why Corrosion Control Should Be Considered First
Despite claims that the piping systems were “too far gone” to protect, cathodic protection and water treatment inhibitors have been used to successfully solve the ongoing leak problems on tens of thousands of residential units.
It Is Not Too Late - More Delays Only Cost More
Valuable time is often lost when building owners and managers delay decisions about controlling leak problems. Often we see leak problems deferred for years because of the perception that fixing leaks as they occur is the “least” expensive and safest approach. Actually, installing our low cost and convenient cathodic protection or water treatment inhibitor systems without delay will provide immediate results and benefits. In most cases, it will be all you have to do to solve your ongoing leak problems. Your options to repipe, use coatings or other surface treatments remain open. In the case of below-slab leaks, cathodic protection will complement any coatings or internal surface treatments by protecting the external (soil-side) surfaces of the piping.
Ongoing Leak Issues are Preventable