FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
David R. Wasserstrom
March 24, 2011
CURAFLO® SELECTED TO RESTORE WATER LINES AT GARDNER HOUSING AUTHORITY COMPLEX IN GARDNER, MASSACHUSETTS
Proprietary System Proves Faster and Less Costly Than Traditional Repiping Methods
BEACHWOOD, OHIO – CuraFlo®, a leading provider of pipe restoration services for multi-tenant buildings and other commercial and institutional structures, was selected to restore the potable hot and cold water lines for a two building senior housing facility administered by the Gardner Housing Authority (GHA) in Gardner, Massachusetts.
The facility consists of an original 76,500 square-foot, 15-story, 108-unit building called The High-Rise constructed in 1971, and a 55,000 square-foot, four-story, 69-unit building called Gar-West that was added in 1981. The two buildings are connected, and their potable water infrastructure consists of copper pipes ranging from ½” to 4” in diameter. Over time, multiple leaks have occurred in hot water recirculation lines, causing facility-wide water stains on ceiling tiles. Engineering tests confirmed that pitting and pinhole leaks were the result of erosion from velocity, a condition in which constant water flow through pipes erodes that pipe over time.
CuraFlo’s work will consist of restoring approximately 6,600 linear feet of potable hot and cold water pipes with its proprietary CuraFlo Engineered Flow Lining System®. Epoxy lining will prevent future leaks and corrosion, minimize disruption to residents and staff, and ensure optimal water flow and quality for years to come. The project is expected to begin in March and be completed in June.
“In a high-rise building, if we have a leak in a riser, that leak trickles down and follows the riser down to the ground floor, which causes damage there as well. Additionally, this compels us to trace the source of the leak, which involves a lot of effort and mess, and an inconvenience for our tenants,” said David Curran, Executive Director of GHA.
Curran learned about CuraFlo and its proprietary epoxy lining process from professionals retained by GHA to conduct ultrasound testing at the Gardner complex. He subsequently visited a CuraFlo work site at nearby housing authority complex in Massachusetts and was impressed. “Seeing the CuraFlo team in action was really fascinating,” he said. “The guys knew exactly what they were doing; we were very impressed with their approach, the workmanship of each individual, and the entire CuraFlo staff. We’re not at all hesitant that this process will work for us, and we’re excited about seeing how the technology is deployed for us. We know it’s being used all over the country, and CuraFlo does have the state’s approval and certification. It’s also a fairly substantial cost savings over traditional repiping.”
GHA administers a variety of housing programs sponsored by both the state and federal government. These programs include the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (private sector apartments with rents subsidized by the federal government), state-aided family, elderly/handicapped units, and shared living in congregate elderly housing.
In addition to a full array of infrastructure rehabilitation services, CuraFlo’s epoxy pipe lining solutions are widely renowned for alleviating problems with deteriorating pipes and plumbing systems. In many instances, this proves a highly effective alternative to pipe replacement. In fact, pipes restored with CuraFlo’s epoxy lining can gain an additional service life of 40 to 60 years. For more information about CuraFlo, or to speak with a CuraFlo professional about specific water infrastructure challenges, please visit www.curaflo.com or call 888-4-CURAFLO.
CuraFlo is North America’s leading provider of pipe restoration services for apartment buildings and other multi-tenant residential, commercial, industrial and municipal structures. Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, the company offers comprehensive pipe restoration services through a network of franchisees. In 1996, CuraFlo was one of the first companies in North America to provide epoxy pipe lining services in commercial and residential multi-tenant buildings. Since then, CuraFlo has remained the provider of choice for pipe restoration services throughout North America. For more information, visit www.curaflo.com or contact Skip Wolfe, Vice President of Sales & Marketing: 888-4-CURAFLO.
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