How Hard Water Affects Your Building Plumbing System

Does your Chicago building have hard water? While hard water isn’t a health risk, it can be annoying. This is because hard water has a lot of dissolved minerals in it, like calcium, lime and magnesium, which can all find their way onto your faucets, showerheads and...
2 Reasons Why Copper Pipes Might Need to Be Epoxy Lined

2 Reasons Why Copper Pipes Might Need to Be Epoxy Lined

Copper is the go-to choice when it comes to commercial building plumbing systems. It’s durable, doesn’t run and is antimicrobial, but it is susceptible to corrosion. Thankfully, epoxy pipe lining can extend the useful like of your copper plumbing pipes by as much...
Why You Need to Restore Your Galvanized Steel Plumping Pipes

Why You Need to Restore Your Galvanized Steel Plumping Pipes

Galvanized steel plumbing pipe was used extensively in homes and businesses until the 1960s. While it was an economical choice at the time, galvanized steel pipe tends to corrode, causing widespread leaks and low water pressure. In some instances, the pipes can...
Should I Reline or Replace My Galvanized Steel Plumbing Pipes?

Should I Reline or Replace My Galvanized Steel Plumbing Pipes?

Galvanized steel was first developed in the early 1800s, but it didn’t become popular until the 1850s and 1860s. It’s manufactured by coating steel with liquid zinc, which provides a barrier against corrosion and extends the useful life of the pipes. Because of its...
Why Your Chicago Building Pipe Lining Process Could Be a Multi-Year Process

Why Your Chicago Building Pipe Lining Process Could Be a Multi-Year Process

When we perform a large pipelining project, we often get asked about the length of time from the start date to the end date. Large pipelining project for multiple multi-story buildings can take as long as three years. However, this does not mean that we will be inside...
What Potable Water Pipe is Safest for your Chicago Building?

What Potable Water Pipe is Safest for your Chicago Building?

Plastic versus metal plumbing pipes is becoming an increasingly hot topic as pipe manufacturer’s try to convince cities and towns that their pipes are the safest and most reliable for their municipal repiping projects – which is estimated to cost 300 billion...