As a home owner or Chicago building property manager, you are probably aware that all the plumbing pipes in your building were installed at the same time. While exact expected useful lives are determined by use, pipe material and installation techniques, when one section of your plumbing system starts to fail, the rest isn’t far behind. In order to avoid costly plumbing repairs in 2017, you may want to make trenchless pipe lining one of your building’s New Years resolutions.
Signs Your Business or Residence Would Benefit from Trenchless Pipe Lining
If you’ve had to call your local Chicago plumber more than a few times this year, your building or home may be ready for trenchless pipe lining.
- The leaks are occurring more frequently.
- You have low water pressure.
- You’re worried about water damage or have already experienced significant water damage.
- You’ve experienced multiple leaks over the last 12 months.
- Your pipes are nearing the end of their useful lives.
Trump the Status Quo with Repipe Alternative
Trenchless pipe lining is a minimally invasive way to restore the integrity and durability of your plumbing pipes. Instead of tearing out large sections of drywall or digging trenches and destroying landscaping, the trenchless process involves creating small access points in order to reach your plumbing pipes. There are even certain instances where access points do not need to be created because the pipe end protrudes through to the outside of the building or the pipe isn’t hidden behind drywall, like the pipes located in your basement or crawlspace.
One such instance occurred when one of our pipe lining experts went to inspect a roof drain located on a residential home. The owner of the home had noticed recurring wet spots on her drywall any time it rained. While an initial camera inspection didn’t reveal any obvious cracks in the pipe, the homeowner elected to have the pipe relined anyway.
During the cleaning and preparation process, our pipe lining technician found a crack in the pipe, which explained how the water was penetrating the surrounding drywall. Once the epoxy coating was installed, the leak was sealed, and the homeowner experienced no further problems with the pipe. She also did not have to replace any drywall or other finishes in her home.
Restore Your Plumbing Pipes with Trenchless Pipe Lining from Nu Flow
Here at Nu Flow, we offer two ways to trenchlessly restore the plumbing pipes in your Chicago building. The first way involves an epoxy coating on the inside of your pipes. This technique is used for small diameter pipes. It seals pinhole leaks and small cracks in potable water pipes.
The second technique involves installing a trenchless pipe liner that has been soaked in epoxy resin. This type of pipe restoration is useful for restoring drain lines and larger diameter pipes. Once the pipe liner has cured, it becomes nearly as rigid at your original pipes and extends the useful life of your plumbing system. If you are looking to restore every pipe in your building, our pipe liners can devise a schedule that works for your budget, and we guarantee all of our work for 10 years.