Multiple slab and wall leaks and resultant flooding of her apartments threatened value and insurability of property.
Multiple slab and wall leaks had taken their toll on the Solana Beach building that contains five apartment units. Repeated flooding and the need to displace tenants while walls and floors were jack-hammered and repairs were done was not only expensive and inconvenient, it was putting at risk an investment property Akiko Hiroshige plans to pass along to her son.
With the latest failure of the pipe system in the 30+ year-old building, she was faced with having to repipe the entire complex, a task that would have required 2-3 weeks or more to finish; plus
the tenants would have had to be moved to a hotel at her expense.
Putting my tenants into a hotel while we tore up walls and floors and replaced carpets was not solving the problem. We were faced with repiping the entire building. My son recommended relining the pipes in all five apartments with Water Epoxy ‘stop leak’ formula instead.
Akiko Hiroshige, Cardiff CA
Mrs. Hiroshige’s son had experienced a slab week in his home just three weeks earlier and had called San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining’s Water Epoxy to the rescue. He was happy to recommend to his mother that her problems were over! San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining’s guaranteed they would shoot and seal all the leaks in the building while not displacing any tenants. San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining’s even supplied a temporary water supply, running hoses from the hot water heater to each unit. “They were well-organized from beginning to end,” she said, “very professional.”
All told, the job took three days from start to finish rather than the weeks required for repiping. An extra bonus was that the new cleaned and epoxy-lined pipes demonstrated increased water flow compared with the old corrosion-laden pipes.
Moreover, San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining’s Water Epoxy provided the Hiroshiges with a 25-year warranty that is transferable to the children, thus giving her peace of mind in the long-term benefit of her investment.