Plumbing System Inspections
Like taking your plumbing system to the doctor for a physical.
The first step toward designing an effective water treatment plan is to identify the root causes of your plumbing system problems. ANMAC provides thorough and comprehensive plumbing system inspections of a building’s unique infrastructure and water chemistry. Similar to a doctor prescribing the correct antibiotic to treat a patient’s specific illness, ANMAC creates custom-tailored treatment plans based on each building’s distinctive characteristics. No two buildings are alike!
ANMAC will inspect all exposed hot and cold water lines, as well as water heaters and boilers. If available, pipe samples will be collected from buildings and inspected in our facility. From there, the samples are cut longitudinally, and the interior pipe surfaces are analyzed. Pipe wall analysis can reveal the types of corrosion affecting the pipe (i.e., uniform corrosion, pitting corrosion, galvanic corrosion, dezincification corrosion, or velocity-induced corrosion). By identifying the specific types of corrosion, we can better select the proper water treatment program.
ANMAC will conduct in-depth testing of a building’s water chemistry. Water temperature, pressure, and velocity will be tested on-site from several different sources. Water samples will then be drawn and analyzed in our laboratory for pH, total dissolved solids, total hardness, calcium hardness, magnesium hardness, total alkalinity, and phenolphthalein alkalinity. Identifying the principal aspects of a building’s water chemistry also aids in selecting the right custom-tailored water treatment program.
Corrosion and Scale Control
Solving your problems with leaks.
ANMAC water treatment systems add different blends of corrosion and scale inhibitors directly into the main water line of a building. By adding the inhibitors directly into the mainline, the entire plumbing system is properly treated. The precise type and amount of inhibitor depends on the findings of the inspection. The rate of inhibitor release is carefully controlled by ANMAC equipment to achieve the desired results.
ANMAC’s corrosion inhibitors gradually remove accumulated corrosion and form a microscopic protective film on the inner surface of water pipes. This protective film disrupts the electrochemical corrosion process that occurs when water molecules react with the metal of the pipe. As a result, leaks are significantly reduced.
ANMAC’s scale inhibitors also gradually remove accumulated scale and form a protective film on the interior of the pipe. However, scale inhibitors have the unique ability to act as potent sequestering agents. Scale inhibitors bind with hard water minerals such as calcium and magnesium and prevent these minerals from precipitating out of the water. Thus, scale buildup is effectively cut off at the source.
ANMAC’s corrosion and scale inhibitors are all derived from different blends of phosphate and are completely safe certified by ANSI/NSF Standard 60 for use in potable water, and are tasteless, odorless, and colorless. In fact, these exact inhibitors are already used by more than half of all municipal water suppliers throughout the county. The EPA actually recommends phosphate addition as an effective method of corrosion and scale control.
Water Treatment Installations
ANMAC takes great pride in the craftsmanship and design of its water treatment installations. We never settle for a “just get the job done” attitude, and you can be assured that all equipment installed by ANMAC meets the highest professional standards. We do it the right way—every single time. All equipment is protected within a 10-gauge steel enclosure and designed to blend in naturally with the surrounding area. Energy-conscious clients can have electricity supplied to our installations via solar panel power.
Monthly Water Treatment Service
ANMAC will service each installation on a monthly basis. The monthly service is the most important aspect of ANMAC’s water treatment programs. Without proper dosage control and close monitoring, overfeeding or underfeeding an inhibitor can actually make plumbing problems worse.
ANMAC technicians will test water samples from the building to ensure that the water treatment program is working precisely as desired. Service technicians will also inspect all ANMAC equipment for wear and tear, make any necessary adjustments and upgrades, clean the equipment, and replenish the system with the unique inhibitor blend for that building.
At ANMAC, our main goal is always to protect and prolong the life of your plumbing system. Our service technicians are always happy to answer any questions about the plumbing system while on the premises. We are experts in our field and can confidently answer any question related to a building’s water.