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Why We Are Thankful for Clean Water & Indoor Plumbing

[fa icon="calendar'] November 22, 2017 at 12:43 PM / by David Wiley posted in Preventive Maintenance, Property Manager, Epoxy Pipe Lining

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Tis the season to give thanks for family and friends. Here at Nu Flow, we are also thankful for clean, indoor water and safe plumbing systems. According to Safe Plumbing, nearly 13 percent of the world’s population does not have access to safe drinking water. Here in the United States, only about 1 percent of all households lack complete indoor plumbing, which is defined as having both hot and cold water, a bathtub or shower and a flushing toilet, according to the Census Bureau.

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3 Operating Conditions of a Potable Water System

[fa icon="calendar'] November 15, 2017 at 10:11 AM / by David Wiley posted in Corroded Pipes, Facility Manager, Property Manager, Plumbing Pipe Inspection, potable water pipes

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Most property managers, facility managers and superintendents take their potable water system for granted unless there’s an obvious problem, like water spots on ceilings or low water pressure. Unfortunately, water leaks from corroded pipes can cause lots of damage in a short about of time. This is why it is important to understand the operating conditions of your plumbing pipes along with their expected useful lives so that you can perform timely plumbing maintenance.

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5 Reasons Epoxy Lining is an Eco-Friendly Pipe Rehabilitation Solution

[fa icon="calendar'] November 8, 2017 at 9:30 AM / by David Wiley posted in Pipe Coating, Corroded Pipes, Epoxy Pipe Lining, Pipe lining restoration

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Are you looking for an environmentally friendly way to rehabilitate your pipes and prevent wasteful and expensive water leaks? Here at Nu Flow, we offer trenchless pipe rehabilitation, which is an eco-friendly way to rehabilitate your Chicago plumbing system.

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FAQ: Pull in Place Pipe Lining for Indoor Plumbing Rehabilitation

[fa icon="calendar'] November 1, 2017 at 9:31 AM / by David Wiley posted in Pipe Restoration, Residential, Property Manager, Internal Pipe Coating, Epoxy Pipe Lining, Plumbing Pipe Inspection, potable water pipes, CIPP, PIPP

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Are you having trouble with your indoor plumbing pipes? If you’ve noticed the need for increased plumbing pipe repairs and emergency plumbing services, your pipes may be nearing the end of their useful lives. Thankfully, plumbing rehabilitation via CIPPand PIPP liners can restore your plumbing pipes and provide you with years of reliable service.

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Will Internal Pipe Coating Reduce my Plumbing Pipe Diameter Size?

[fa icon="calendar'] October 25, 2017 at 11:48 AM / by David Wiley posted in Pipe Lining, Epoxy Pipe Lining, CIPP

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When it comes to deciding whether to line your pipes or install new pipes for your plumbing system, you may be wondering whether pipe lining or coating reduces the internal diameter of your plumbing pipes. Here at NuFlow in Chicago, we are dedicated to answering all of your questions honestly and accurately, which is why we want to explain to you the process of pipe lining and whether or not it affects the internal diameter of your pipes.

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Why Your Hired Plumbing Contractor Should Always Be Licensed

[fa icon="calendar'] October 18, 2017 at 9:30 AM / by David Wiley posted in Plumbing Contractor, Property Manager

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When it comes to hiring an experienced, professional and knowledgeable plumbing contractor for your Chicago high-rise residential building, you should always make sure they are licensed. Licensed plumbers and plumber’s apprentices are required to uphold certain standards, including taking required tests and having a certain number of years’ experience.

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7 FAQs: Epoxy Pipe Lining for Load Bearing Plumbing Pipes

[fa icon="calendar'] October 11, 2017 at 9:42 AM / by David Wiley posted in Epoxy Pipe Lining, CIPP

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CIPP liners are constantly improving and undergoing technological changes that make them increasingly durable and strong. Most CIPP liners are warrantied for at least 10 years, and they can last as long and 30 years. Recent advancements in the technology have also made it possible to line load bearing pipes with CIPP liners, which is less expensive than completely replacing the pipes.

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3 Fall Plumbing Building Maintenance Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] October 4, 2017 at 9:30 AM / by David Wiley posted in Preventative Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Property Management, Facility Manager, plumbing maintenance

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Have you completed fall building maintenance for your plumbing system?  When it comes to keeping your Chicago building potable water pipes and drain lines running reliably and efficiently all winter, you can’t go wrong with a comprehensive plumbing maintenance checklist.

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Celebrate Advancements of Trenchless Plumbing on World Trenchless Day

[fa icon="calendar'] September 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM / by David Wiley posted in Pipe Restoration, Trenchless Technology, World Trenchless Day

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World Trenchless Day is taking place September 28.  Here at Nu Flow, we will be celebrating World Trenchless Day and Nu Flow trenchless technology that allow homeowners, municipal buildings and industrial buildings the opportunity to line their pipes without destroying expensive drywall, concrete and landscaping as well as other building and property features.

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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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