Water, Water. Everywhere
Water gives life. It can also make life intolerable – for example, when it damages a home or workplace.
A broken toilet hose can put a homeowner into a hotel for six months costing thousands. The same pipe on the top floor of a condo can cost millions. Losses from pipes carrying hot or corrosive liquids can be substantially higher, if not life threatening. Laying the responsibility on the last person to touch the system can be easy but is too often inaccurate and unfair.
Pipes can burst from design errors. Unforeseeable operating conditions. Inadequate environmental protection. Manufacturing defects. And of course misuse or abuse. Until the failure mode is completely understood, should you flood the building owner or plumber with the blame? And what if others want to shift the blame to you or your client?
The materials experts at GK understand the root causes of pipe failure. They can eliminate doubt even in the most obscure cases. The cost of determining all causes in pipe failures is usually a small fraction of the damage costs. That makes for a sound investment, wouldn't you agree?
If a pipe burst, don't burst a vessel too. Contact Rob Sparling at 416.368.1700.