Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tell if there’s a problem with my plumbing?
Common indicators of failing drain lines are cracks in the visible pipes, leaks, water stains, mold, slow drains and backups.
What types of pipe systems can you line?
We have the technology to line the following mechanical pipe systems: vertical sanitary stacks, horizontal sewer lines,mains, roof drain systems, processed piping, conduit lines, fuel lines and chemical lines with diameters 3/4″ to 12″ and bigger in some specialty applications.
How long have you been doing this?
Nu Flow’s structural liner and unique pull-in-place process was developed in the 1990s and has been used on thousandsof skyscrapers, commercial buildings, multi-unit residential complexes, houses, federal structures, churches, schools andother buildings
Why should I line my pipes instead of repiping them?
A repipe is a traditional means of repair where a plumber will remove the failing pipe and replace it with a new pipe. This repair method has many disadvantages, which include the creation of a messy construction site, high time consumption, the destruction of finished floors, walls, ceilings and other structures, the nonoperational status of the pipe system and the fact that the new pipe is doomed for the same failures as the old pipe.
Nu Flow’s in-place pipe lining solutions are non-destructive, eco-friendly, non-invasive, cost-effective and can be installed in a fraction of the time. Nu Flow’s patented processes utilize pull-in-place technology and blown-in technology that only require pipe access points (clean outs that should already exist for maintenance). The epoxy liner is pulled into place and then left to cure, so there is no damage or disruption to the building, tenants or residents.
What is the lifespan of your liner?
Test results show that our Nu Drain epoxy’s life expectancy to be more than 50 years.
How much access is needed to rehabilitate a pipe line?
The access points, cleanouts and manholes we utilize are already present.
How many hours does the epoxy take to cure?
It takes less than a day for the different epoxies to cure, depending on length and temperature of the pipe.
How long does the water need to be off?
With some drain applications, the pipe systems don’t even need to be turned off. If necessary, the pipe system can beworked on and nonfunctional during the least inconvenient hours for the building.
Is your pipe lining safe?
Our epoxy meets or exceeds the physical properties set forth in ASTM standards for CIPP rehabilitation.