Why Piping Systems Experience Corrosion

Why Piping Systems Experience Corrosion

As a facility manager, you’re responsible for the smooth operations of all the systems within your Chicago building, and this includes all the plumbing and piping systems. Over time, these systems can corrode, leaving you with leaking pipes and potential water and...
Why Fall is the Perfect Time to Hydro Jet Plumbing Pipes

Why Fall is the Perfect Time to Hydro Jet Plumbing Pipes

As the temperatures start to cool, it’s time to start thinking about fall maintenance in preparation for the winter. At Nu Flow Midwest we recommend making drain and sewer pipe cleaning via hydro jet part of your fall maintenance routine so that your plumbing pipes...
How Hard Water Affects Your Building Plumbing System

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...