Water Treatment creates a safe Bio-film that protects the pipe’s interior surfaces from corrosion, while buffering the water (raising the pH) and moving the water chemistry a less aggressive chemistry (not too hard and not too soft).
The CuraFlo Water Treatment System consists of a control system, metering / dosing pumps and onsite storage tanks for the water treatment supplies. Regular site visits for testing and system adjustments (and/or on-line monitoring) ensures that the dosing system is delivering the correct amount of the buffering agent (baking soda) to the buildings water supply as well as just the right amount of corrosion inhibiter (zinc orthophosphate), shutting down the mechanisms of corrosion.
Results vary from building to building, however, CuraFloWT usually offers quick results, slowing down and preventing further leaks. As stated, results vary from building to building, plumbing system to plumbing system, depending on how advanced the corrosion is at the time of installation.
A few factors that can affect how well Water Treatment will work in a particular building include:
- How Badly Corroded the Pipes are at the Time of Installing the Water Treatment System
- Plumbing System Design and Layout
- Materials Used to Construct the System
- Quality of Workmanship Applied to Original Construction
- Operating Temperature of the System
The CuraFlo team with their decades of experience with failing plumbing system can help with a comprehensive examination of the existing piping systems employing a wide very of tools to probe and inspect the system inside and out, detailing the levels of corrosion found inside and out of the hot, cold, and hot water re-circulation pipe systems. Once completed, projections can be made regarding expected results from a Water Treatment System being added to a building’s plumbing system. In addition to Water Treatment other adjustments to the water temperatures and flow rates may need to be made to some buildings plumbing systems to ensure water treatment is most effective.
For buildings, with more advanced pipe corrosion, targeting the most severely corroded pipes for replacement or epoxy lining prior to adding Water Treatment to the entire system maybe necessary, as this may help Water Treatment address the pipe problem more effectively while still keeping costs to a fraction of that of a full on repipe or lining project.
CuraFlo’s combination of a detailed examination of the existing pipes condition with “as required” targeted piping system upgrades of the most corroded pipes, followed by the installation of the CuraFloWT System to prevent further degradation of the pipes, elevates the Water Treatment approach to addressing leaking pipes issues to a higher level. The CuraFloWT system removes any uncertainty owners may have regarding just how effective Water Treatment will be at stopping pipe leaks for their building.
In addition to the above process, ask your CuraFlo representative for details on how it is that CuraFlo is the only Water Treatment company to not lock customers into long-term contracts.