Case Studies

Large Garden Style Complex​

Large Garden Style Complex | Silver Spring, MD

Due Diligence Surprise

Units: 530+
Stories: 38 bldgs; 3 fl​
Built: late 1970’s
Duration: early 2021

Problem: Domestic plumbing problems, discovered during acquisition due diligence, created problems with financing and leverage in purchase price negotiation.
Solution: Installed 14 Renew systems to treat hot and cold pipes against corrosion.

Before Renew: Records showed tens of thousands of dollars in plumbing repair bills per month prior to acquisition, with weekly pinhole leaks and escalating costs. Corrective action was a condition of financing to purchase the property. ​

After Renew: Leaks declined immediately following treatment, which began in early 2021.​

Garden Style Apartments

Garden Style Apartments | El Paso, TX

Owner Uses Renew for 3rd Property

Units: 250+
Stories: 13 bldgs; 2 fl​
Built: late 1970’s
Duration: mid 2020

Problem: The unrenovated half of the property was experiencing frequent pinhole leaks behind walls and under concrete floors.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution to the domestic hot plumbing in two boiler rooms. This is the customer’s 3rd property treated by Renew.

Before Renew: This Property was having a pinhole leaks in walls and flooring, sometimes several per month. The leaks were typically in hot water pipes underneath tile floors atop concrete, so repair was disruptive and expensive.

After Renew: Began treating in August 2020 and have not experienced any pinhole or slab leaks since.

Historic Loft High Rise

Historic Loft High Rise | Los Angeles, CA

Pinhole Leaks Draining Repair Budget

Units: 150+
Stories: 11 floors​
Built: 1920’s
Duration: early 2017​

Problem: Poor water quality was corroding domestic copper plumbing and leak repairs were using entire repair budget by mid year. Opening up the walls to fix leaks in this historic building was expensive and disruptive to residents.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution to the domestic hot and cold plumbing.

Before Renew: This vintage property was experiencing about a dozen pinhole leaks per year at an increasing rate. A recent failure forced the owners to repipe an entire floor, absorbing the year’s full capital reserve in January.

After Renew: Began treating in early 2017 and have not experienced any pinhole leaks since.

Midrise Condo Tower

Midrise Condo Tower | Silver Spring, MD

A Proactive Approach at a High-End Condo

Units: 130+
Stories: 7 floors​
Built: mid 1980’s
Duration: late 2019​

Problem: Poor water quality was corroding domestic copper plumbing, and frequent pinhole leaks in supply lines and within condo units were very expensive and disruptive. Owners wanted to get ahead of the problem, rather than continue to react to leaks.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution to the domestic hot and cold plumbing.

Before Renew: This Property was experiencing monthly pinhole leaks and needed to reign in the costs and delay a system replacement.

After Renew: Began treating in late 2019 and have not experienced any pinhole leaks since.

High Rise Condo Tower

High Rise Condo Tower | Seattle, WA

A Proactive Approach at a High-End Condo

Units: 100+
Stories: 27 floors​
Built: late 1980’s
Duration: early 2021​

Problem: Poor water quality was corroding domestic copper plumbing, and frequent repair of pinhole leaks in supply lines and within condo units was expensive and disruptive. Owners wanted to get ahead of the problem, rather than continue to react to leaks.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution to the domestic hot and cold plumbing.

Before Renew: This high-end condo property was experiencing 4-to-5 pinhole leaks each month and owners were concerned the old plumbing was impacting the value of their investment.

After Renew: Began treating in early 2021 and have not experienced any pinhole leaks since.

Senior Living Facility

Senior Living Facility | Long Island, NY

Pipe Pinhole Leaks

Units: 200+
Stories: 3 floors​
Built: late 1980’s
Duration: early 2017

Problem:  A former hotel property was losing room bookings due to weekly plumbing repairs. Now, transitioned to a senior care facility, repairs are even more difficult and disruptive when needing to perform repairs within units.
Solution: Installed two Renew systems to treat the domestic hot and cold plumbing.

Before Renew: Weekly pinhole leaks preventing this property from reaching full capacity due to repairs. Now a senior living facility, pipe repairs are even more disruptive requiring entry to units or relocation of residents.

After Renew: Began treating in early 2017 and have not experienced any pinhole leaks since.

Brockman Lofts Los Angeles

Mid-Rise Loft Apartments | Southern California

Pinhole Leaks in Downtown Historic Lofts

Units: 80+
Stories: 12 Floors
Built: 1920‘s

Problem: Water quality corroding domestic copper plumbing resulting in pinhole leaks in supply lines and within units.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution on the domestic plumbing.

Before Renew: This vintage property was experiencing about a dozen pinhole leaks per year, and increasing.  A recent failure forced the owners to repipe an entire floor, using up the year’s full capital reserve in January.

After Renew: Began treating in May 2017 and the building has not experienced any pinhole leaks since.

Sun Hollow El Paso TX

Garden-Style Apartments | Texas

Expensive Slab Leaks in Garden-Style Apartment Building

Units: 215+
Stories: 18 Buildings, 2 Floors
Built: Mid 1970‘s

Problem: Water quality corroding domestic copper plumbing resulting in pinhole leaks under concrete slabs.  Owner has used Renew in the past to protect a property.

Solution: Application of the Renew solution on the domestic hot water plumbing.

Before Renew: This property was having as many as four pinhole leaks per month and they were increasing. The leaks were typically in hot lines underneath concrete or tile floors. The local water is particularly corrosive.

After Renew: We began treating the property in October 2018 and nearly all of their slab leaks have been eliminated since. This was the owner’s second property to use Renew, and they have since applied our solution to a third property.

Summer West Hattiesburg MS

Garden-Style Apartments | Mississippi

Pinhole Leaks in Garden-Style Apartment Building

Units: 175+
Stories: 20 Buildings, 3 Floors
Built: Mid 1990‘s

Problem: Water quality corroding domestic copper plumbing resulting in pinhole leaks in supply lines and within units.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution on the domestic plumbing.

Before Renew: This Property was having five or more pinhole leaks per week, primarily on the hot lines but sometimes under concrete flooring.

After Renew: Began treating in February 2018 and have not experienced any pinhole leaks since.

Fairmont Plaza Condos Bethesda MD

Midrise Condo Tower | Maryland

Pinhole Leaks in Midrise Condo Building

Units: 115+
Stories: 9
Built: Early 1990‘s

Problem: Water quality corroding domestic copper plumbing resulting in pinhole leaks in supply lines and within units.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution on the domestic plumbing.

Before Renew: This Property experienced a handful of pinhole leak in the past few years and the condo owners were concerned about increased leaks impacting the value of their units.  An independent engineering study for the Board forecast a full re-pipe within five years if the owners did not take preventive action.

After Renew: Began treating in February 2018 and have not experienced any pinhole leaks since.

Garden-Style Apartments | New Mexico

Expensive Slab Leaks

Units: 240+
Stories: 13 buildings, 2 floors
Built: 1980’s

Problem: Water quality corroding domestic hot water plumbing resulting in pinhole leaks under concrete slabs, which were very expensive to fix.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution on the domestic hot water plumbing system for the property.

Before Renew: This community was suffering from approximately 6 pinhole leaks per year, and growing. The leaks were typically in domestic hot water pipes underneath concrete slabs, so repair required excavation – which can be a disruptive and expensive process. The water in the region is particularly corrosive, and the owner wanted a solution to stop the slab leaks that was economical and effective, and did not disrupt residents or water service.

After Renew: We began treating the property in September 2015 at 2 boiler rooms and the client has not experienced any new slab leaks since the installation. Since treatment began, the property has changed ownership twice. Buyers would have been reluctant to acquire the property, if the plumbing repair costs were out of control.