NuFlow was founded by Cameron Manners, who invented the PIP (Pull-in-Place) pipelining method in 1990. Prior to 1990, PIP did not exist. This revolutionized the industry because it allowed pipes with diameters between 2 and 10 inches to be lined quickly and efficiently. Twenty years later, we are still using the PIP method to line drain pipes in order to extend their useful lives and prevent further deterioration of the host pipe. We also offer blow ion pipelining for potable water lines. With these two methods, we are able to completely rehabilitate and restore entire building water systems.
Helping You Keep Your Water Quality Clean and Healthy
Lining the plumbing pipes in your Chicago building can help keep the water clean and healthy. As metal plumbing pipes age, they corrode. This can cause discoloration of your potable water and odd smells or tastes. In severe instances, the water traveling through your pipes can even leach chemicals and metals.
When drain and sewer pipes corrode, it causes clogs, leaks and cracks. The drain pipes in your Chicago building are designed to funnel wastewater into the municipal water treatment system. When your drain pipes corrode and crack, that wastewater can be released into your building, causing a hazardous situation. This is because wastewater from sinks, dishwashers and other water-using appliances that do not deal with human waste is called greywater, and it can contain pathogens, like bacteria, that can make humans sick. When the drain pipes from toilets leak, it’s called blackwater, and it is immediately harmful to human health because it contains pathogens that are known to cause sickness in humans.
Sewer pipes funnel black and greywater into the water treatment system. If these pipes crack and leak due to corrosion, shifting soil or tree root infiltration, the filthy water can appear as mysterious puddles on your property. These puddles usually have a foul odor and are directly over or very near your underground sewer pipe. If you suspect you have a sewer pipe leak, it’s extremely important to repair, replace or rehabilitate those pipes right away cialis prodaja.
Reliable pipelining Processes You can Count On
Here at NuFlow, we offer pipelining processes that you can count on to rehabilitate your potable water lines and drain and sewer pipes.
For potable water lines, which are the pipes that provide water to your faucets, showers, bathtubs, sinks and other water-using appliances, we use a blow-in pipelining method. The blow-in epoxy is FDA and Chicago approved. For this method, we completely clean your pipes down to the pipe wall, attach our pipelining equipment, and insert liquid epoxy into your plumbing pipes. The epoxy is blown into the pipe using pressurized air, which ensures that the entire internal diameter is coated and all the small pinhole leaks are sealed. Once the process is complete, water will no longer touch the host pipe’s walls, which helps prevent future corrosion and extends the useful life of your existing plumbing pipes.
PIP pipelining uses a felt liner that is soaked in epoxy. This method is used for drain lines and sewer lines. Like blow-in epoxy, the process starts with the thorough cleaning of the pipes that are to be lined. Once the pipes are lined, the felt liner is prepared and pulled through the existing drain or sewer line. Next, an air bladder is used to press the liner against the internal walls of the pipe. Then, it is left to cure in place overnight.
Affordable and Warrantied
Our pipelining processes are affordable when you consider all the costs involved in performing a complete pipe replacement. In order to replace all the plumbing pipes in your building, drywall, ceiling tiles and even some flooring may need to be removed in order to reach the pipes behind the walls, under the floors and in the ceilings. Once the plumbing pipes have been replaced, it may be necessary to hire additional contractors to repair the additional damage to your building.
Pipe rehabilitation, using epoxy pipelining, doesn’t create additional damage to your building. This is because existing access points are used when they are available. If access points aren’t available, our pipelining technicians at NuFlow create new access points and install panels and doors. It’s also much faster to have your pipes lined rather than replaced, which further reduces the cost. Not to mention, all of our pipelining services are warrantied for ten years. This means that if you have a problem with a lined pipe, our technicians will come out to your building, inspect the pipe to determine if it is a problem with the liner and repair the liner if it has become damaged.
When You Need Your Pipes Rehabilitated Affordably and Reliably, Trust an Industry Leader
Here at Nuflow, we are proud to be an industry leader in pipelining technologies. Our technicians stay up to date with the latest, news, information and seminars, and we always implement the best practices when installed new blow-in pipelining or PIP pipe liners. If you have leaking, corroded pipes, low water pressure or high water bills, let us examine your plumbing system. There’s a good chance that pipelining is right for your building.
To learn more about rehabilitating your plumbing pipes in Chicago and to schedule an estimate, give us a call at 815-790-9000.