Potable Water Pipe Lining
All pipe rehabilitation and pipe repair work performed by Specialized Pipe Technologies can be applied to potable, or drinkable, water lines and water pipes. Water that is used in a home or building for kitchen, bathroom, shower, and drinking usage is referred to as potable water because it is suitable for consuming and healthy cleaning. Our epoxy barrier coating method as well as investigation methods are all non toxic and safe for home consumption and everyday use.
Most water pipes and potable water lines are made out of either galvanized steel, copper, plastic or PVC. These pipes are always pressurized, and leaks are usually obvious due to the actively leaking liquid pouring from the pipe. Leaks and problems can occur under the flooring of a building or home, as well as outside of the building in the yard or landscaping area of the property.
SPT rehabilitates water lines with an epoxy barrier coating method that is proven to work extremely well with potable water lines. Our technicians will investigate the waterline or water main issue and discuss the quickest and most efficient solution with the property owners or HOA community managers.
Trenchless Water Pipe Plumbing
SPT excels at incorporating trenchless pipe lining technology into all of our work, which saves owners the hassle of digging up their flooring or landscaping to repipe the entire system. Trenchless pipe lining and rehabilitation allows our technicians to essentially renew the existing pipeline structure without digging anything up. Epoxy barrier coating technology utilizes trenchless principles and allows water pipes to be rehabilitated in a similar service.
Water Line Investigation
SPT generally does not perform traditional video inspections on water lines and water pipes. This is because potable water lines are constantly pressurized and leaks tend to be pinhole sized – easily found due to active water leaking, pouring or shooting out of the pipe. An SPT technician will perform a full water line investigation of your property and piping system, usually without the aid of a video camera.
Rehabilitating and Lining Water Pipes With Epoxy Barrier Coating
Many drain pipes and unpressurized pipes will have the CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) lining method applied to them, but for pressurized and potable water lines, SPT will conduct epoxy barrier coating as the primary water pipe lining solution. Epoxy is blown directly into the pipe through a compressor, stopping active leaks and preventing pipe corrosion, a feature that is particularly important with steel materials.
Water Mains and Water Lines Pipe Repair
Whether you need repairs or rehabilitation on a large water main pipe, a small water line within a home or building, or a water line or pipe going from the home to the public water main, SPT can perform trenchless water pipe repair on either type of job. We can do repairs on large diameter water main pipes as well as galvanized water pipe ranging from 1⁄2 inch to 4 inches.
Trenchless Water Pipe Repair
SPT's water line repair uses an epoxy coating process, which is an economical and efficient alternative to traditional pipe system replacement. Our technology restores aged, corroded piping systems and copper pipes that have pinhole leaks. Once the epoxy coating is applied to the interior of the pipe, it will seal and protect the system from further deterioration. The process can be used on a variety of pipe materials, which include galvanized steel, cast/black iron and copper.
How it Works
First, we drain the water out of the piping system and then run dry heated air through the pipes to ensure the removal of the moisture in the pipes. Next, we sand blast the pipes to remove all corrosion built up and create an anchor tooth for the epoxy to adhere to. Once the pipe is fully cleaned we then apply an epoxy coating system to the piping system until the pipe is fully coated creating a barrier internal pipe coating between the water and the pipe.
Expoxy Barrier Coatings
First, corrosion or a pinhole leak is identified which causes low water pressure or water damage in the walls, floors, or ceilings.
The pipes are dried with heated, compressed air to remove all moisture. The air also removes rust and corrosion build-up.
The cleaned pipe is reheated so that the epoxy coating will adhere to the internal pipe surface.
After epoxy coating has cured, a final leak test and inspection is performed. Water quality, volume, and flow are monitored and tested.
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What Are The Benefits Of Epoxy Barrier Coatings?
Now that you know how the process works, let’s learn more about the benefits of epoxy barrier coatings. Below you will find several benefits that you might not have previously thought about.