Plumbing Water Explained: Blackwater vs. Greywater vs. Whitewater

Plumbing Water Explained: Blackwater vs. Greywater vs. Whitewater

When you think of your plumbing system, you probably don’t give much thought to the types of water flowing through it or the pipes it flows through. The water pipes leading to your kitchen and bathroom faucets, washing machine, shower and dishwasher contain white...

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7 FAQs About Potable and Non-Potable Water

7 FAQs About Potable and Non-Potable Water

As a property manager, you want your commercial plumbing system to be optimally functioning all the time in order to provide your residents with clean, fresh drinking water and to ensure that wastewater drains from your building into Chicago’s sewer system. Part of...

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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?

When you have a condo sink backup or an apartment drain backing up, it can be a harrowing experience. When clogs and root infiltration block the drain pipes, black and greywater can backup into the drains, and these clogs often affect the lower units first. Here’s...

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2 Solutions for a Rotted Chicago Parking Garage Drain

2 Solutions for a Rotted Chicago Parking Garage Drain

Spring is here, and if you haven’t had your garage drain inspected, you might be in for a surprise when the spring rains arrive. Parking garage drains can rot, corrode and clog just like any other type of drainage system with metal pipes, and if you don’t regularly...

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What a Property Manager Needs to Know About Sustainable Piping Systems

What a Property Manager Needs to Know About Sustainable Piping Systems

Are you looking for ways to make your building more green and sustainable? If you are, you may be considering energy-efficient light bulbs, better insulation and a new Energy Star rated HVAC system, but don’t forget about your plumbing system. Leaky and outdated...

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North America Expected to Remain Largest CIPP Market Through 2022

North America Expected to Remain Largest CIPP Market Through 2022

According to Research and Markets, CIPP pipe lining is forecast to be worth $2,486.5 million by 2022. This is due to an increasing demand for less invasive pipe rehabilitation techniques as building owners and cities struggle with aging plumbing pipes and crumbling...

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5 Slab Leak Questions and 1 Smart Solution to Slab Leak Repair

5 Slab Leak Questions and 1 Smart Solution to Slab Leak Repair

Did you know that a small leak in your home can waste as much as 90 gallons of water each day, according to The Energy Collective, and leaks can come from anywhere, including leaking faucets and toilets and slab leaks.  In fact, one of the worst leaks to have is...

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Nontoxic Epoxy Lining Provides Safe Way to Rehabilitate Chicago Plumbing Systems

Nontoxic Epoxy Lining Provides Safe Way to Rehabilitate Chicago Plumbing Systems

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...

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

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

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. Plumbing Pipes...

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The Importance of Plumbing Pipe Material Identification for CIPP Restoration

The Importance of Plumbing Pipe Material Identification for CIPP Restoration

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...

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FAQ: Pull in Place Pipe Lining for Indoor Plumbing Rehabilitation

FAQ: Pull in Place Pipe Lining for Indoor Plumbing Rehabilitation

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...

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