FAQ: Is Maintenance Required for Epoxy Lined Pipes?

FAQ: Is Maintenance Required for Epoxy Lined Pipes?

Are you considering having your Chicago building’s plumbing pipes lined with epoxy? Lining your pipes with epoxy can extend the useful lives of your existing plumbing pipes. It’s also minimally invasive and doesn’t cause as much of a hindrance to your residents as a...

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Top 10 Steps to Avoid Having Frozen Pipes

Top 10 Steps to Avoid Having Frozen Pipes

Every winter, there seems to be at least one picture that circles the Internet of a building or home covered in a waterfall of ice. These ice waterfalls occur when a pipe has frozen and burst, and the water has leaked out of the building and down an exterior wall....

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The 8 Advantages of Hiring a Professional Plumbing Service for Your Property Management Needs

The 8 Advantages of Hiring a Professional Plumbing Service for Your Property Management Needs

How do you handle routine maintenance and plumbing emergencies for your property? Do you have your maintenance team handle it, or do you try to DIY it to save some money? The truth of the matter is that you should be hiring professional plumbers for every plumbing...

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Autumn Pipe Rehabilitation: NuFlow Midwest’s Protection from Seasonal Challenges

Autumn Pipe Rehabilitation: NuFlow Midwest’s Protection from Seasonal Challenges

As we enter the end of the summer season, we can look forward to cooler temperatures, fall desserts, and the holiday season, but while you’re getting ready for all of those events, don’t forget about your property’s drainage system. With cooler temperatures, come the...

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Boost Property Value: Top 5 Essential Plumbing Upgrades for Property Managers

Boost Property Value: Top 5 Essential Plumbing Upgrades for Property Managers

Are you looking to make energy-efficient plumbing upgrades while increasing the value of your multi-unit highrise? One of the ways you can do this is by implementing strategic plumbing upgrades, like installing water-saving fixtures, upgrading your water heaters,...

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NuFlow Midwest’s Picote Brush Cast Epoxy, Explained

NuFlow Midwest’s Picote Brush Cast Epoxy, Explained

NuFlow Midwest of Chicago would like to introduce a new epoxy pipelining product that can be used to rehabilitate plumbing pipes that range in diameter from 1.25 inches to 12 inches. This revolutionary, new, all-solids epoxy is called Picote Brush Cast Epoxy, and it...

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Educating Tenants on Proper Plumbing Maintenance

Educating Tenants on Proper Plumbing Maintenance

Do your tenants know how to take care of their plumbing systems in order to reduce downtime due to maintenance? Since plumbing pipes are hidden behind walls, under floors, and inside basements, people rarely tend to think about them until there’s a problem, and once...

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FAQ: Can Water from an Upper Apartment Backup into Lower Floor Apartment Drain?

FAQ: Can Water from an Upper Apartment Backup into Lower Floor Apartment Drain?

Have you ever wondered if wastewater in your condo or apartment building can backup from an upper apartment to a lower-level apartment drain? While this may sound impossible, it’s not unheard of. Let’s take a look at how and why this occurs. 1. Can Black and Greywater...

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3 Major Consequences of a Plumbing Pipe Leak in Your Multi-Unit Building

3 Major Consequences of a Plumbing Pipe Leak in Your Multi-Unit Building

When it comes to plumbing pipe leaks, a slow drip may not seem like a big deal, but according to USGS, a faucet that drips once per minute drips 1,440 times per day. That amounts to nearly 35 gallons per year. Now, if that slow drip were inside your walls, that’s 34...

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Common Plumbing Issues Your Building May Have During Summer

Common Plumbing Issues Your Building May Have During Summer

Is your Chicago building’s plumbing system ready for summer? Summertime means the kids are out of school and more people have backyard cookouts and barbecues, which means more occupants in your large residential building. With increased traffic in your building,...

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Is Epoxy Pipe Lining Safe?

Is Epoxy Pipe Lining Safe?

When your Chicago building has plumbing issues, such as water lines that are aging rapidly and headed towards corrosion and failure, you want a solution that is safe, inexpensive, and effective. For that reason, many building owners consider the benefits of epoxy pipe...

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Fall Plumbing Maintenance Checklist for Chicago Property Managers

Fall Plumbing Maintenance Checklist for Chicago Property Managers

While the temperatures may still be hot, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your Chicago plumbing system for winter with fall plumbing maintenance. By making sure your system is in good repair, you’ll be avoiding leaks and sewer and drain blockages that could...

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How to Keep Your Building Drains Blockage Free

How to Keep Your Building Drains Blockage Free

How often do you think about your building’s plumbing system? If it is working as expected, you probably haven’t thought about it. If more than one of your residents has complained about a clogged shower, overflowing toilet, or slow-moving sink, you might be wondering...

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Need New Plumbing Pipes? If You’re Considering Traditional Pipe Replacement, You May Be Surprised at the Amount of Demolition That’s Required

Need New Plumbing Pipes? If You’re Considering Traditional Pipe Replacement, You May Be Surprised at the Amount of Demolition That’s Required

Are you thinking about a traditional plumbing pipe replacement for your Chicago building? If your pipes are between the ages of 20 and 50 years old, a pipe replacement may seem like the ideal solution. After all, once they’re replaced, you’ll receive the maximum...

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Sewer Gas Smells in Your Building? Get a Camera Inspection and Pipelining Before Your Chicago Tenants Start to Get Sick

Sewer Gas Smells in Your Building? Get a Camera Inspection and Pipelining Before Your Chicago Tenants Start to Get Sick

Are you experiencing sewer gas smells in your Chicago building? Sewer gas often smells like rotten eggs and/or sulfur. It’s primarily comprised of hydrogen sulfide, methane, and ammonia, but it can contain other chemicals. It’s important to note that sewer gas isn’t...

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Why Camera Inspections for Waste and Stack Vents in Chicago Are Vitally Important

Why Camera Inspections for Waste and Stack Vents in Chicago Are Vitally Important

Are you concerned about the condition of your plumbing pipes, including your vent stacks, waste stacks, and sewer line? If you are, a camera inspection can quickly and affordably tell you if your pipes need repairs or replacement, and when Nu Flow performs your camera...

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5 Common Plumbing Problems Your Building May Have This Spring and How to Prevent Them

5 Common Plumbing Problems Your Building May Have This Spring and How to Prevent Them

With Spring rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your plumbing system. Heavy winter use, especially during these trying times can lead to clogs, low water pressure, and leaking plumbing pipes. Here at NuFlow, serving Chicago, we can rehabilitate your...

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Repair Your Parking Garage Sewer, Water or Drain Pipe without Digging Up Concrete!

Repair Your Parking Garage Sewer, Water or Drain Pipe without Digging Up Concrete!

With winter well on its way, it’s time to start thinking about your parking lot drains. Snow, ice, road salt and debris will make its way into your drains, resulting in clogs and corrosion that could flood your parking lot. The good news is that being proactive about...

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How Do I know if Trenchless Pipe Lining is Right for my Facility?

How Do I know if Trenchless Pipe Lining is Right for my Facility?

Are you wondering if your facility is a good candidate for trenchless pipe lining? The truth is that most commercial, municipal, industrial and multi-unit residential buildings are great candidates for trenchless pipe lining in Chicago. The goal of pipelining is to...

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Epoxy Pipe Lining for Section 179 Tax Code Savings

Epoxy Pipe Lining for Section 179 Tax Code Savings

Did you know that there’s only a month left to take advantage of the Section 179 tax savings for qualifying building upgrades? One of those qualifying building upgrades can be installing epoxy pipe lining in order to extend the life of your existing plumbing pipes and...

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When Your Building Plumbing Issues are Not Related to Poor Piping

When Your Building Plumbing Issues are Not Related to Poor Piping

When you hear or read about plumbing problems, the information most often refers to plumbing leaks from corroded, rusted, cracked and broken plumbing pipes. However, plumbing systems, especially in large buildings have more components than just the actual plumbing...

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