Solana Beach Realty Office owner Harry Guzelimian was finding it increasingly difficult to maintain Hillcrest Apartments, an 11-unit apartment building in Leucadia. The building had experienced morethan a half-dozen slab leaks in the past three years. “Most of the tenants are low-income Hispanic families. I just want to give them a decent place to live.” Leaks in the water pipes, floods, replacing carpets and cabinets, and then the mold was the worst. He had to move everybody out into hotels and not everything was covered by insurance companies because of limitations on mold. The balance had to be paid out of pocket.
Wow! It seemed this Leucadia property was always a problem, having had more than a half-dozen slab leaks. This last time, a hot water slab leak flooded downstairs units. It turned into a large mold remediation job and not everything was covered by my insurance.
Harry Guzelimian, Leucadia CA
Mr. Guzelimian wanted a long-term solution and found it with San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining’s Water Epoxy. The San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining’s crew shot and sealed the slab leaks throughout the complex, coating both the hot and cold water lines. While the lines were shut off, temporary hot and cold water was provided by a network of hoses into all 11 units. The San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining’s men were in and out in 4 1/2 days. Repiping would have taken three weeks and the tenants would had had to be displaced.
San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining’s Water Epoxy applied its exclusive “stop leak” formula to solve Mr. Guzelimian’s problem. San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining’s technicians performed a diagnostic review of the apartment building’s water delivery system, completed a valve system upgrade, and then cleaned the interior of the pipes of the entire two-story with a pressurized abrasive airflow, removing hard water deposits, scale and corrosion. Next, the San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining’s team applied a tough epoxy lining (Water Epoxy) – literally a corrosion-resistant “pipe within a pipe.”