Pipe Restoration

A Cost Effective Alternative to Pipe Replacement

Pipe replacement can be an expensive process, especially when undertaken in a multifamily environment. In addition to the cost, the process can be inconvenient to residents. Sometimes it is the only option, but that is not always the case. For example, SageWater offers an alternative to pipe replacement in the form of a pipe restoration product called Sagewater Renew.

Renew is an additive to your water supply system that creates a film inside the pipes that prevents further pinhole leaks and corrosion. Renew is different from other options, such as epoxy lining. Epoxy lining is a physical coating added to the insides of the pipes. Renew is different because it works at the molecular level, along with the chemical makeup of the water supply itself.

Renew is a cost effective solution, requiring only a low installation cost and monthly service fee.

Perhaps the biggest benefit of Renew is the non-invasive nature of its installation. It installs easily and results in zero downtime for your residences.

Is pipe restoration like this a complete alternative to pipe replacement? No, because some pipes need to be replaced regardless, and all pipes fail given enough time. But what Renew will do is extend the life of your pipes before a complete repipe is required.

Our pipe restoration option is completely safe, using the same food grade additives used by utilities. These silicates have been used by water companies for three quarters of a century to prevent water system corrosion.

To learn more about SageWater Renew, use the links below:

Overview of SageWater Renew
How SageWater Renew Works
The Science Behind Renew

To learn more about how SageWater Renew has been effectively used to solved the problem of pinhole pipe leaks in multifamily residences like apartment complexes and condominiums, read through the case studies below.

Two Towers

SageWater Renew
Silver Spring / Maryland

Modest Leaks With Riser Replacement Program

Before Renew:  This property was having 2-3 pinhole leaks per month and was replacing a riser every quarter or...

Units : 226
Stories : 8
Year Built : 1960
Duration : Ongoing
Problem : Water quality corroding domestic plumbing resulting in pinhole leaks.
Solution : Application of the Renew solution on the domestic hot water plumbing system installed in one tower and supplied to both towers.
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Daily Pinhole Leaks

SageWater Renew
Silver Spring / MD

Before Renew:  This property was experiencing over 30 pinhole leaks per month in the supply lines, the 125+ risers and within the units.  Staff...

Units : 410
Stories : 22
Built : 1969
Duration : Ongoing
Problem : Poor water quality was corroding the domestic plumbing resulting in frequent pinhole leaks.
Solution : Application of the Renew solution on the domestic hot water plumbing system.
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