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 Epoxy Is the Resin of Choice for Nu Flow Plumbing Pipe Restoration

Why Epoxy Is the Resin of Choice for Nu Flow Plumbing Pipe Restoration

There are four primary types of resins used for pipelining applications, including epoxy, polyester, silica and vinyl, and they each have their own distinct benefits and drawbacks. Here at NuFlow in Chicago, we offer epoxy resin due to its durability, low shrink rate...
What Happens in my Building During the Potable Water Epoxy Lining Process?

What Happens in my Building During the Potable Water Epoxy Lining Process?

Are you thinking about having your potable water pipes lined in your Chicago apartment building, condo or co-op? The pipelining process is much less invasive and faster than having your pipes traditionally replaced. However, many building owners, superintendents and...
6 FAQ’s when Evaluating Epoxy Liner Solutions for Your Building Potable Water System

6 FAQ’s when Evaluating Epoxy Liner Solutions for Your Building Potable Water System

Are you looking for trenchless restoration for your Chicago building’s plumbing pipes? If you are, you’ve probably come across information about epoxy pipe lining, which is a relatively new way to restore plumbing pipes and extend their useful lives. Below are a few...
Why 10 Year Old Copper Pipes Start to Develop Pinhole Leaks

Why 10 Year Old Copper Pipes Start to Develop Pinhole Leaks

If you have copper pipes in your multi-unit Chicago building, you probably know that they last upwards of 50+ years, but did you know that under the right conditions, they may start to develop pinhole leaks in as little at 10 years? The Reason Copper Pipes Develop...
3 Tips to Avoid Future Pipe Lining Complications

3 Tips to Avoid Future Pipe Lining Complications

Epoxy pipe lining is a great way to restore your existing plumbing pipes while reducing the need for repairs and maintenance, but epoxy lining isn’t a completely maintenance-free solution. You will still need to have your plumbing pipes regularly inspected and cleaned...