Healthcare Facilities

The Problem:

The 212 bed full facility hospital built in 2002 was experiencing pipe leaks and went looking for a solution to fix the leaks with minimal impact to resident and minimal impact on daily operations in the facility.

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The Problem:

After only seven years of service, the hot water system in the Health Center wing was failing regularly due to pinhole leaks in the copper piping. The leaks were leading to frequent tenant interruptions, property damage and other problems for residents & staff. After spending more than 2 years replacing pipes to no conclusion, Touchmark sought to find a solution that would both resolve the pinhole problem and satisfy the strict requirements of the Department of Health in Olympia Washington. Under DOH requirements, all renovation activities must pass an extensive review evaluating how the project would impact the health considerations of residents.

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The Problem:

Sunrise Senior Living in Severna Park, MD is a 137 home property with both assisted and independent living accommodations for seniors. The copper piping system was experiencing pinhole leaks and signs of corrosion which were causing disruption to residents and recurring maintenance costs. The property wanted a solution that would protect them from future leaks while meeting the needs of their residents with the least amount of disruption to their daily routines.

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The Problem:

Soon after the opening in 2004, the copper drinking water piping systems began to have pinhole leaks, progressing to the point of 3 to 5 leaks per week with repairs costing roughly $150,000 annually.

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The Problem:

The problem they were experiencing was related to pipe corrosion in the piping system in the facilities chilled water and heating system. The two pipe heating- cooling system was made of Schedule 40 black steel main lines with soft copper branch lines. Pipe diameters ranged from ½” to 2½”.

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The Problem:

The Center contacted ACE Envirotech when they experienced an underground drain pipe failure. The eight inch diameter pipe was 70 feet in length and ran 20 feet below the surface between the Lombardi Cancer Center and the Marriott at Georgetown University. Digging to repair the line was out of the question. Shut downs to the Cancer Center were also out of the question.

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