Since 1999, ACE DuraFlo® has been
successfully using its proven system that has saved building owners and
homeowners thousands of dollars, while saving occupants the messy,
noisy and destructive experience of a repipe.
Until now the only effective long-term
remedy for encrusted galvanized steel or rust-corroded copper small
diameter piping was the expensive and inefficient method of repiping
the whole piping system. This meant the nuisance of dirt, noise, and
several weeks of being without water. Building owners, homeowners,
property managers and tenants are eagerly seeking an alternative to
this old fashioned, expensive and frustrating system.
|Step 1 - Air Drying of Pipes
Small air hoses are connected to the
piping systems water lines. The isolated system is then dried with
pre-heated filtered dry air by one of the world's quietest compressors.
|Step 2 - Corundum Cleaning
The dried pipes are cleaned to remove
any corrosion buildup and oxidation that can create blockage, which can
damage your fixtures. An air and corundum mixture sandblasts the inside
surface of the pipes. The cleaning process prepares the internal pipe
surface for proper bonding of the epoxy.
|Step 3 - Epoxy Coating
The final stage of the restoration
process is the application of the epoxy lining to the piping system.
This seals and protects the piping system permanently. All water supply
lines are reconnected with new angle stops and a complete system check
.Why Ace DuraFlo
The ACE DuraFlo system is based on
“in-place” pipe restoration technology. That’s right. We restore pipes
right within the walls, without tearing them out.
This revolutionary technology has been
used by homeowners, the US Air Force, hospitals, universities, major
hotels, resort facilities, apartments and industrial facilities.
The ACE DuraFlo system restores piping
systems in half the time and with virtually no destruction when
compared to a repipe. Your newly restored pipes will never corrode, pit
A permanent, safe solution, in potable
water systems ACE DuraFlo uses only coating materials that are NSF
approved and UPC listed for safe use. Once restored, your system will
no longer leach lead or copper contaminants. Your water stays pure,
clean and safe to drink.
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||Protects Against Corrosion
||Long Shut Downs
||Close to None
|Dust / Dirt
||Very Dirty Process
|Health Certified Water Quality
||Ongoing Health & Safety Risks
||NSF/ANSI Standard 61
approved and UPC listed
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It has been 10 years since ACE DuraFlo
introduced their method of epoxy lining small diameter pipes. Today,
restoration of pressurized pipes is now recognized by the nation’s
major model code officials, International Association of Plumbing and
Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and the International Code Council,
Evaluation Services (ICC-ES). Further afield, the ACE process is also
approved in Canada,
Europe, Mexico and Asia.
In addition to developing the technology,
ACE has built a network of franchisees and affiliates in the U.S., Canada,
Europe, Mexico and Asia. ACE’s, onsite, in-place restoration
program features multiple market entry points starting with the
miniE® program, a full residential package and a full commercial
package. By developing multi level marketing and application programs
ACE has been able to team up with companies like Mr. Rooter® and
American Leak Detection®, both of whom have added ePIPE to their
field of service.
Questions About the ACE DuraFlo System
|Does pipe restoration save a
building owner and tenants money?
YES! Since pipe restoration restores
a building’s piping system within the walls, owners save thousands of
dollars by not paying to replace their existing piping system. The
costs saved by not destroying walls, removing and replacing pipes, and
redecorating make pipe restoration the less expensive alternative.
|Does the pipe restoration
outlast a new pipe?
YES! New pipes start to deteriorate
the moment the water is turned on. Epoxy lined pipes are protected
|Can an ACE DuraFlo SYSTEM
restoration be planned around the tenants schedule?
YES! The ACE DuraFlo SYSTEM
restoration is planned as far ahead as possible. An updated schedule of
the suites to be restored is published in the lobby on a daily basis.
The process should not compromise a tenant’s standard of living.
|What type of pipe can the ACE
DuraFlo SYSTEM restore?
The ACE DuraFlo SYSTEM is designed to
restore copper, steel, galvanized and metallic sprinkler systems. The
rust and corrosion buildup within the pipe is removed to restore full
water pressure. Pipes are then epoxy coated to protect against future
|Is the ACE DuraFlo SYSTEM
YES! The ACE DuraFlo SYSTEM does not
use chemicals in its cleaning process, meeting North America’s
strictest water safety standards. In addition, the epoxy used in the
process is certified safe for use in potable water systems.
|Who has used ACE DuraFlo Pipe
Some of the largest companies in the
nation have taken advantage of this proven technology for many years.
Some customers include hotels, government agencies, property mangers,
building owners, hospitals, The U.S. Air Force, primary care facilities
|If pipes are old and fragile,
can the ACE DuraFlo SYSTEM fix my pipes?
In most cases YES!, however in all
cases a site visit must be arranged with an ADF specialist who will
assess the problem and make the final determination.
|If a hole is found, can you
YES! Sometimes a hole is found in the
piping system. If a hole is found we simply replace the affected area
of pipe and continue with the process.
|Will carpet and flooring be
protected when crews are in a suite?
YES! The crews conduct all their work
inside the building so no mud or dirt tracked in. The only working
material likely to touch flooring is the food grade hose that supplies
the air to the piping system. In the event that a suite requires
special attention, ground covers are put down before work is commenced.
|Is ACE DuraFlo SYSTEM the most
environmentally friendly alternative?
YES! The ACE DuraFlo SYSTEM
significantly reduces waste and strain on landfills compared to the
conventional re-pipe method.