E-Pipe Solutions - Questions and Answers
When it comes to dealing with an open ended budget nightmare, it is nice to know that there is an effective solution that has been on the market for twenty years. Instead of dealing with the difficulties of replacing pipes, a cost effective a long term solution is to have your pipes lined with an epoxy. The following questions and answers are provided by our staff to help you decide if E-Pipe is right for your home, commercial property, or business.
Q: What is the history of E-Pipe?
A: This is a North American product that has taken the industry by storm in the past twenty years. The application of epoxy to the inside of pipes started as a solution for high rise buildings. High rises typically use copper piping in their buildings. Copper piping is prone to problems due to pinholes and gravities effect on reduced hydraulics. As we all know, many large corporations use high-rises as their headquarters. Some of the first users of E-Pipe were five star hotels, the government, The Army Corps of Engineers, and foreign governments. E-Pipe is now available to small business owners, commercial property owners, and homeowners.
Q: How long does it take to install E-Pipe?
A: Managing customers' expectations is a cornerstone of professional service. For this reason, it is important to inform the customer if there is an adverse aspect to the installation of E-Pipe. For a home owner, you can expect a smaller job to last a matter of hours. That means the job is done and the pipes are working better than ever within the same day. For a larger property, the job may take longer. We can help you to assess the length of the E-Pipe installation project to help accommodate your schedule and calendar. However, you will find the process extremely non-invasive.
Q: Can we resume normal activities and operations within our property while having E-Pipe installed?
A: Absolutely. You will find that this is not disruptive to your activities or normal business. Chances are that no one will see the plumbers installing the E-Pipe. You don't have to worry about closing down the entire store or factory and losing production hours and customers. You don't need to worry about dust accumulating on merchandise because you will be avoiding the old antiquated method of ripping pipes out of the wall. E-Pipe keeps the old pipes in place.
Q: How do you defend the argument that the E-Pipe system is environmentally sound?
A: The answer to this question has many parts. First of all, when you are avoiding replacing pipes, you are also NOT ripping out drywall. When drywall is ripped down, it goes directly into a landfill and can't be re-used. You also need to spend fossil fuels to create new drywall and have it brought to your home. Basically, when you do not change something, you are, by default, preventing environmental damage. As the old saying goes, prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Q: How does this pinhole prevention work with E-Pipe?
A: E-Pipe is an epoxy. Epoxy is a type of plastic. When E-Pipe is applied, it is a liquid. This means it can get in every nook and cranny. Of course, we are talking about every hole and pin hole. By default of our application system, we will be able to detect pressure changes. That is how we know that E-Pipe has fixed pinholes in your pipes.
Q: Are there any types of pipes that can't be fixed with E-Pipe?
A: No. E-Pipe accommodates all types of PVC style piping. Any plastic or metal pipe can be resolved with E-Pipe. This includes sprinkler, fire sprinkler, irrigation, and pool piping systems.
Q: Are there pipe diameter restrictions with the E-Pipe Product?
A: Typically, 4 inches or 102mm is the standard minimum size and we can accommodate it.
Q: Is the E-Pipe Epoxy safe for drinking water?
A: International drinking water standards are strict! However, E-Pipe passes the test. In North America, there is the ANSI/NSFstd61. E-Pipe passes this standard set by the National Sanitation Foundation. The part where this is listed is under Standard 61. This listing states guidelines for potable water pipes.
Q: Is there any plumbing code information I should know about E-Pipe?
A: UPC® - Uniform Plumbing Code, USA and Canada - listed for application to metallic and non metallic pressurized pipes