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Nontoxic Epoxy Lining Provides Safe Way to Rehabilitate Chicago Plumbing Systems

[fa icon="calendar'] February 21, 2018 at 9:30 AM / by David Wiley posted in Plumbing Pipes, Epoxy Pipe Lining, Pipe lining restoration, potable water pipes, plumbing maintenance, plumbing restoration

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If you are considering lining the plumbing pipes of your Chicago building with an epoxy coating or resin, you may be concerned about the safety of the resin lining as it applies to chemicals leaching into your drinking water, specifically BPA.  Epoxy resins, including coatings and epoxy lining materials, have been rigorously tested and approved for use on potable water lines and drain lines.

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Will Lining my Plumbing with Epoxy Coating Resist Future Corrosion?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM / by David Wiley posted in Preventive Maintenance, Property Management, Epoxy Pipe Lining, Pipe lining restoration, plumbing maintenance

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Are you worried about corrosion in your plumbing pipes? Corrosion occurs due to a variety of factors, including acidic water, sitting water and extremely high water pressure. It is important to understand that corrosion most commonly occurs in metal pipes, including copper, galvanized steel, cast iron and brass. Lining metal plumbing pipes with epoxy coatings and liners can prevent future corrosion.

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Will Epoxy Pipe Lining Repair the Plumbing Pipes in my Chicago Building?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 7, 2018 at 9:30 AM / by David Wiley posted in Plumbing Pipes, Facility Manager, Property Manager, Internal Pipe Coating, Epoxy Pipe Lining, Plumbing Pipe Inspection, Pipe lining restoration

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Have you noticed some problems with your plumbing system or received an increase in plumbing related calls in your multi-family residential building in Chicago? If you have, it may be time to start thinking about pipe lining to repair your worn pipes.

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The Real Truth Behind These 4 Misleading 'Bad' Reviews of Epoxy Pipe Lining

[fa icon="calendar'] January 31, 2018 at 10:20 AM / by David Wiley posted in Pipe Lining, Epoxy Pipe Lining, Pipe lining restoration

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In your quest to find a durable pipe repair method, you may have come across some common epoxy pipe lining reviews that have discouraged you from the process. Here are the four most common epoxy pipe lining reviews we have come across, why they happen and then an explanation of how Nu Flow Midwest in Chicago addresses these reviews through our attention to detail during the coating process. 

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What Happens to Plumbing Valves During Epoxy Pipe Lining?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM / by David Wiley posted in Pipe Lining, Epoxy Pipe Lining

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Plumbing systems are comprised of pipes, fittings, couplings and valves. All of these pieces work together to help ensure that your plumbing system is safe and reliable. Unfortunately, with time, plumbing pipes, fittings, couplings and valves can wear out and corrode. When this happens, you may be considering epoxy pipe lining as a viable solution. Upon contemplating the installation of an epoxy pipe liner or coating, you may start to wonder what happens to your valves and couplings before, during and after the process.

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Epoxy Pipe Lining vs. Repiping in Chicago 

[fa icon="calendar'] January 17, 2018 at 9:30 AM / by David Wiley posted in Pipe Restoration, Plumbing Pipes, Corroded Pipes, Leaking Pipes, Epoxy Pipe Lining, Slab Leak, Repipe

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When it comes to determining how to fix your aging plastic or metal plumbing pipes, you may be torn between choosing to traditionally re-pipe your plumbing system or rehabilitating your pipes with an epoxy pipe liner.

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The Importance of Plumbing Pipe Material Identification for CIPP Restoration

[fa icon="calendar'] January 10, 2018 at 9:37 AM / by David Wiley posted in Property Management, Pipe Assessment, Plumbing Pipes, Facility Manager, Epoxy Pipe Lining, Plumbing Pipe Inspection, Pipe lining restoration, potable water pipes, CIPP

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CIPP rehabilitation is an effective way of restoring most types of potable water and drain lines in Chicago. However, the type of pipe material and the condition of that material must be known prior to installation so that proper preparation procedures can be followed.

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How Epoxy Pipe Lining Achieves Building Plumbing Pipe Restoration Resolution

[fa icon="calendar'] January 3, 2018 at 10:45 AM / by David Wiley posted in Pipe Restoration, Property Management, Facility Manager

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As the new year begins, it’s time to toss out the old and bring in the new, and that includes your aging plumbing pipes. Recognizing the signs of an aging plumbing system and developing a plumbing pipe restoration plan can help you prevent water catastrophes.

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In Place Pipe Restoration Prevents Leaky Plumbing from Becoming Frozen Burst Pipe

[fa icon="calendar'] December 27, 2017 at 9:47 AM / by David Wiley posted in Plumbing Pipes, Facility Manager, Leaking Pipes, Property Manager, Plumbing Pipe Inspection

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Do you know the status of your building’s plumbing pipes? As the temperatures start to dip below freezing, you could be more susceptible to freezing and bursting pipes, especially if your pipes are already damaged or cracked. Lining your pipes with an epoxy liner can restore the structural integrity of your plumbing pipes and provide you with valuable peace of mind this winter.

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How to Achieve Epoxy Pipe Lining Success in Cold Weather

[fa icon="calendar'] December 21, 2017 at 7:55 AM / by David Wiley posted in Pipe Restoration, Facility Manager, Property Manager, Epoxy Pipe Lining, CIPP

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When it comes to repairing your pipes in the winter with an epoxy pipe liner, you may be concerned about the freezing temperatures hindering the effectiveness of the liner while it is prepared and cures inside the pipe. Here at Nu Flow, we take cold weather epoxy pipe lining very seriously and implement cold weather protocols when installing liners and coatings in plumbing pipes that may be exposed to below freezing temperatures.

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