Footprint In The Water

Domestic or potable water systems have an impact on your carbon footprint. Our goal is to manage water quality while eliminating the elements that cause increased energy consumption, corrosion and damage to building water systems.

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The Clarity Of Energy Conservation

Domestic hot water is one of the top three sources of energy consumption and emissions in a typical building. Innovations in potable water treatment can lower your energy bills while protecting your pipework. At the core of Pace’s potable water energy-saving efforts is the proprietary treatment Parafos.

Causes of Potable Water System Inefficiency

Scale – Water contains minerals including calcium and magnesium which buildup, called scale. This results in narrowing pipe walls, degraded water pressure, fouling, and clogged fixtures. The buildup of scale in the hot water tank and distribution network blocks heat transfer and significantly increases energy bills and emissions.

Corrosion – Caused by oxygenated water, corrosion can result in pinhole leaks, water damage, mold, seal abrasion, pump failure, and the potential for a complete building re-pipe.

Staining – Oxidation can cause unsightly red, green, or black staining in sinks, toilets, and other fixtures.

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Preventing Pinhole Leaks in Commercial and Residential Buildings

Once a multi-unit residential or commercial building reaches ten years old, you may notice the occasional pinhole leak in the copper pipes of your domestic or drinking water lines.

Potable Water System Solutions

Water systems treated with Parafos display noticeable results after the first few days of treatment. It prevents scale buildup by suspending minerals into the stream and gradually dissolves existing scale and iron deposits. By eliminating scale, Parafos improves the efficiency of your system and reduces energy costs.

Parafos forms a monomolecular film on the waterside of metal plumbing surfaces. This protective barrier alleviates many of the problems associated with corrosion and pinhole leaks.

Colourless, odorless, and tasteless, Parafos is NSF and CFIA approved safe for human consumption and environmental discharge.

Certified Safe for all Systems – Parafos is tested and certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).


Buildup Increasing Energy Usage

The manager of a multi-unit residential building found their gas bills rising for domestic hot water . They opened their hot water tanks and found a buildup of mineral scale on the inside of the tank which was insulating the heat transfer between the heating element and the water.

Sequestration and Remediation

The system was serviced to remove scale buildup. Parafos treatment  system was added to prevent future minerals from collecting in the hot water tank, pipework and fixtures.

Reduced Energy Consumption

The buildings natural gas consumption was reduced as a result of the cleaning and treatment, reducing the buildings carbon footprint by 10%. One year later the tanks were opened and inspected. As a result of the Parafos treatment, no mineral scale buildup had occurred. The building tenants also noticed better water pressure and a reduction in pinhole leaks since the addition of Parafos.



Is Parafos safe to have in drinking water?

Yes, Parafos is NSF certified safe to use in drinking water.

Does Parafos add any taste to the water?

No, Parafos is clear, colourless, and tasteless.

Does Parafos add any sodium to my drinking water?

Parafos contains a trace amount of sodium. Parafos® adds only a small fraction of the amount of sodium (often less than 1%) compared to conventional ion exchange water softening.

How does Parafos prevent scale from forming?

Parafos sequesters calcium and magnesium ions, keeping minerals in suspension and eliminating
crystalline scale buildup.

I have corrosion issues that are causing leaks in my system. Can Parafos help?

Yes. Parafos forms a microscopic layer inside the piping, protecting the internal plumbing surfaces.


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