If you have aging and corroded pipes that are starting to leak and clog, you may need repair or a whole new piping system. You probably don't even want to think about this project because you assume it will result in days of downtime for your business and a big mess on your property with excavators digging up mounds of dirt. Well, that's not how we do things around here. At Chadwick Plumbing, we go with an innovative non-invasive approach thanks to Nu Flow technology, which offers the following benefits:
Part of the problem with traditional pipe repair is the mess that comes with it. As a business owner, you can't afford the downtime in productivity lost when a major pipe repair project is going on, not to mention the eyesore that is caused by big trucks and machines being on your property for days at a time. Rather than dig up your yard, here at Chadwick Plumbing, we use innovative pipe lining products that negate the need for digging. This means you can go about your normal routine with no loss in productivity.
Most facilities/structures built prior to the early 1970s had sewer lines composed of primarily cast iron and clay. The primary problem seen in these lines is cracking and rusting. Common problems seen in clay pipes include root intrusion at the joints and cracks.
Studies show this causes 50 percent of all sewer blockages. Interference of trees into sewer systems is likely to occur in older systems and in cracked pipes. Factors that contribute to damage include older pipes with joints, shallow pipes, small-dimension pipes and fast-growing tree species. Costs associated with caring for root intrusion are expensive and don't represent a long-term solution.
Calcium deposits from water form a crusted coating called "calcification" which clogs up household pipes and drain lines, especially when hard water is present. Once pipes are lined with epoxy, calcification can no longer occur because the deposits cannot adhere to the interior walls of the new epoxy barrier pipe.
Major seismic activity can cause breaks in sewer lines, to be sure; but minor seismic activity is what happens more frequently, causing cracking and structural damage at the joints. Seamless pipe repair goes a long way toward preventing this from happening in the future.
In a nutshell, we apply a flexible, resin-coated tube that is cured in place and pulled through the damaged pipe. After a few hours, the pipe hardens and forms a new, much more durable, pipe. There are two solutions available depending on your needs:
Rather than digging up your pipes using traditional pipe system replacement, we install an epoxy liner to the interior which seals and protects the system from further deterioration. This in-place pipe restoration process is long-lasting, economical and efficient. We can restore corroded piping systems to their former strong condition without having to dig and remove them. From clay and concrete to metal and PVC, this process works on many materials.
Using a Pull-in-Place structural liner process, which happens to be a non-destructive technology, the occupants of your building can carry on with their daily duties undisturbed. You don't have to shut down your business for days and you don't have to look at a messy eyesore. This cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) system offers a long-term pipe solution that fits seamlessly inside your existing pipe system for better flow rate and strengthened joints.
Designed to restore aged piping systems and copper pipes with tiny leaks, this epoxy coating process works together with the perfect viscosity, air temp cure time and equipment required for the best in pipe adherence. We apply this epoxy coating to the inside of the pipe, which then seals and protects all types of materials, such as galvanized steel, iron, copper or lead materials. Our blown-in epoxy coating makes it easy for your employees and customers to keep up with their daily activities with no work stoppages or business closings. The process begins when we drain out the water, then blow a dry heated air through to get all moisture out. We then sand blast the pipes to clear out all debris so the epoxy can better stick to the interior. This process ensure your pipes won't fall victim to corrosion again.
The Nu Flow process can be applied to a variety of pipe relining circumstances. Applicable pipe systems include:
Offering total inside infrastructure clean water solutions, Nu Flow products can rehabilitate the inner infrastructure of deteriorated or failing water piping systems using in-place epoxy pipe lining. When complemented by water filtration solutions that include whole-structure carbon and bio filtration, softeners, and reverse osmosis systems, you get complete trenchless pipe repair with no big mess. Nu Flow's solutions when it comes to lining technologies are long-lasting, affordable and efficient for many applications, including drinking water systems, drain and sanitary lines, and mechanical systems.
Nu Flow is a major manufacturer of innovative technologies that coat and strengthen the inner infrastructure of failing water pipe systems utilizing cured-in-place epoxy pipe lining solutions.
For more information on our partner Nu Flow, check out their website at www.nuflowtech.com