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5 Signs You Have a Plumbing Concrete Slab Leak

[fa icon="calendar'] September 20, 2017 at 9:13 AM / by David Wiley posted in Pipe Restoration, Leaking Pipes, Epoxy Pipe Lining

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Many residential homes are built on concrete slab foundations, and the plumbing for those homes often resides under the concrete slab.  As long as the pipes function well and do not have any leaks, this plumbing installation method works great.  Unfortunately, once those pipes start leaking, it often involves digging through the floor of the home and the concrete slab in order to remove the damaged pipe section and replace it.  This can be extremely costly for the homeowner. If you know the causes and signs of a pipe leak, you can contact a pipe lining professional to make the repairs before major damage occurs.

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Complete Pipe Lining Solution Resolves Riverwood Home Plumbing Problems

[fa icon="calendar'] September 13, 2017 at 12:27 PM / by David Wiley posted in Pipe Lining, Pipe lining restoration

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Many homes today or in the past have been built on concrete slabs with the plumbing pipes running under and through the slab.  This can make repairing plumbing slab leaks extremely difficult because the floor and concrete slab often need to be torn up to reach the leaking plumbing pipes.

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3 Pipe Lining Resin Types Explained

[fa icon="calendar'] September 6, 2017 at 9:30 AM / by David Wiley posted in Pipe Lining, Epoxy Pipe Lining, Pipe lining restoration

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When pipe liners are installed, they are first soaked in a pipe lining resin to ensure they adhere to the host pipe while they are curing. At the end of the curing process, the pipe liner is as hard and durable as a new pipe. In general, there are three different types of resins available for CIPP lining, including polyester, vinyl and epoxy.

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Maintenance of Your New Epoxy Lined Plumbing Drain

[fa icon="calendar'] August 30, 2017 at 9:45 AM / by David Wiley posted in Preventative Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Epoxy Pipe Lining

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An epoxy liner aids further corrosion of your epoxy lined plumbing drain and potable water lines. However, here at Nu Flow, we want to remind you to still get regular plumbing inspections and perform preventive maintenance of your new epoxy lined plumbing pipes to aid further clogs and sewer backups from restrictring water flow.

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Small Diameter CIPP: FAQs About Chicago Plumbing Restoration

[fa icon="calendar'] August 23, 2017 at 9:30 AM / by David Wiley posted in Property Management, Facility Manager, potable water pipes, CIPP

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Did you know that in Chicago property managers can restore their small diameter plumbing pipes with CIPP technology? Cured in place pipe lining (CIPP) can successfully be used for Chicago plumbing restoration without the need to tear out large sections of drywall, damage your costly finishes or create a huge mess that has to be cleaned up after the installation.

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Chicago Approved: Pipe Lining Solutions for Your Corroded Plumbing Drain Line

[fa icon="calendar'] August 16, 2017 at 9:30 AM / by David Wiley posted in Pipe Restoration, Corroded Pipes, Facility Manager, Epoxy Pipe Lining, Pipe lining restoration

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Your building has a drain line problem, and over the last year, you've found yourself hiring a plumber to come out and snake or hydrojet your drain lines with increasing frequency. You know they need replaced due to corrosion and age, but you'd rather not have your walls and/or property destroyed in the process. After days of research on the Internet, you've come to a decision. You want trenchless pipe repair via pipe lining, and you've pitched it to your HOA, landlord or property management company. They agree trenchless repair Chicago is the right solution. However, they've asked you a seemingly simple question.

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Will Using Dissimilar Plumbing Pipe Metals Accelerate Pipe Corrosion?

[fa icon="calendar'] August 9, 2017 at 9:30 AM / by David Wiley posted in Copper Pipes, Corroded Pipes, Property Manager, potable water pipes

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Pipe corrosion is the enemy when it comes to your plumbing system, and while acidic water and plumbing pipe corrosion are two of the biggest threats to plumbing systems, the types of pipe materials within the system can also cause problems. Most notably, dissimilar metals can cause accelerated corrosion under the right circumstances.

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Lead Free Water? Pipe Lining Protects Tenants from Contaminated Water

[fa icon="calendar'] August 2, 2017 at 9:38 AM / by David Wiley posted in Facility Manager, Lead Leaching, Property Manager, Internal Pipe Coating, Epoxy Pipe Lining

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Did you know that lead pipes and solder are still a problem within city municipal water systems and in some older buildings? Up until 1986, lead was still allowed to be used in plumbing systems. The passage of The Safe Water Drinking Act prohibited the use of lead pipes, solder and fixtures in plumbing systems after 1986, according to the EPA, but if you have an older building that was built before 1986 and hasn’t undergone any significant plumbing system renovations, you may still have lead pipes and/or lead solder in your facility’s potable water pipes that could lead to contaminated water.

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Faster Water Flow Restoration with Efficient Pipe Liner Curing Process

[fa icon="calendar'] July 26, 2017 at 9:30 AM / by David Wiley posted in Corroded Pipes, Internal Pipe Coating, Epoxy Pipe Lining, Pipe lining restoration

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Can you envision a major plumbing system replacement that only takes a maximum of 24 hours to complete with no digging and no need to replace the finishes in your building? Here at Nu Flow, we offer faster water flow restoration with our trenchless plumbing pipe restoration services.

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Property Manager Guide to Detecting and Repairing a Plumbing Leak in the Wall

[fa icon="calendar'] July 19, 2017 at 9:15 AM / by David Wiley posted in Pipe Restoration, Property Management, Pipe Lining, Property Manager

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Modern buildings conceal the vast majority of the plumbing pipes within the walls for aesthetic reasons. Unfortunately, this can make detecting leaks extremely difficult. As a property manager, you need to be able to quickly detect and stop hidden water pipe leakage in order to avoid costly water damage and high water bills.

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