Frequently Asked Questions
Can ePIPE® save us money over a repipe?
YES! Since ePIPE restores a building’s piping system within the walls, owners save money by not destroying walls, and having to patch, tape, texture, paint, wallpaper or tile. The savings in the reconstruction cost makes pipe restoration the less expensive alternative.
Does ePIPE® outlast a repipe?
YES! New pipes start to deteriorate the moment the water is turned on. ePIPE® protected pipes prevent water from coming in contact with the pipe wall, protecting the pipes from future corrosion and pinhole leaks.
With the ePIPE® process, can the destruction of walls be avoided?
Yes! Unlike a repipe, which must open walls to replace pipes, the ePIPE® patented process restores a pipe right within the walls. In most cases, no walls have to be opened at all. If a crew does need to gain access to a mixing valve, a small opening will be made and the wall will be returned to paint ready condition.
Will the epoxy lining seal existing leaks?
Each leak is carefully evaluated and will be handled in the least invasive manner possible. The size of the hole and the location of the pipe will determine which repair method will ensure an effective solution.
Will carpet and flooring be protected?
Yes! Floor covers are put down before work begins. ePIPE technicians take pride and great care to ensure your home and its contents are protected.
Can tenants and residents stay in their home during the restoration?
YES! The ePIPE process is fast, clean and quiet and should not compromise a resident’s standard of living.
How long does the installation take?
Most residential projects take less than 2 days to complete. On commercial projects, a schedule will be tailored to meet the specific needs of the facility. Projects can be completed in phases over days, weeks or months. Sections for the piping system can be isolated allowing the remainder of the property to continue operations during the restoration.
What happens if I want to remodel or make modifications to the plumbing after the pipes have been restored? Can only ePIPE® technicians perform them?
Repairs or modifications to epoxy lined pipes may be performed by any licensed plumber, but they must be carried out using flameless technology. Modern flameless technology is safer for your home and your piping system. To insure that repairs or modifications to your plumbing system are safely and correctly carried out, we encourage you to consider using our specialized remodel service team.