The Pipe Lining Process – An Alternative to Repiping
Imagine fixing your leaky pipes and cleaning your entire water system with virtually no damage or destruction to your walls, ceiling and floors! Epoxy pipe lining is a non-destructive alternative to repiping your home with copper pipes. Utilizing the Epoxy Pipe Lining Technology by Rikos which has been used in Europe, Canada and the United States for almost 18 years, we will restore your pipes right within the walls and concrete slab foundation in 4 easy steps:
- Step 1: Preparation: We will place protective coverings over all affected floors, furniture and walls. We will drain all water from the pipe system. We will then remove all shut-off valve covers in the kitchen and bathrooms and install adapters that will connect outlets to the System Rikos air distribution system.
- Step 2: Clean the Pipes: The Rikos air distribution system will force hot air through the water system to dry the pipes. We will clean corroded and encrusted copper and galvanized pipes by applying air pressure and an abrasive cleaning solution.
- Step 3: Coat the Pipes with Epoxy: After cleaning, the inside of the pipes are coated with a thin layer of NSF/ANSI 61 standard approved epoxy.
- Step 4: Testing: After the epoxy is applied, the adapters are removed and new shut-off valve covers are installed. We will then leave the pipes to dry overnight. The next day we will perform pressure tests and water flow tests to verify the integrity of the water distribution system. After we are sure your system is working properly, we will remove all equipment, materials and floor coverings, clean the site and ensure it is returned to its initial condition. Your home will then be issued with a certification that the water lines have been reconditioned