Do you own a residential property that’s at least a decade old? Then it’s time for a camera inspection. Our experienced technicians recommend an inspection once every 6-12 months for houses that are more than 10 years old. Moreover, an immediate inspection is required if you can’t remember the last time you did it. Here’s what a sewer and drain inspection can reveal about your pipeline:

Assess Outdated Pipe Material

Older pipe materials are more likely to have deteriorated and will be in need of repair or replacement. Properties that were built during the 1940’s or 1950’s will have Orangeburg pipes, which is susceptible to corrosion. A quick video inspection will reveal if the line has cracked or if it’s still serviceable by pipelining.

Uncover Below-Surface Problems

If you suspect something wrong with your pipe, such as a noticeable loss in flow or constant clogging, then it could be that roots from nearby trees have invaded your pipe in search of sustenance.

Find The Reason Why Your Pipes Are Failing

Got a slow drain that just can’t be fixed by DIY methods? There could be an unusual smell coming from the drains, the toilet or the sink. Maybe you’re experiencing constant back-ups that are both problematic and inconvenient. Chemical drain solutions could potentially do more harm than good, and snakes could poke holes that lead to a plumbing emergency.

Have your sewer system inspected for ultimate peace of mind. There’s a lot of stake for broken pipelines in terms of family health, structural integrity and the like. Modern trenchless technology has made sewer camera inspections easy and painless. At Nu Flow Indy, you can trust our technicians to carry out the inspection and get to the root of the problem using innovative pipe cleaning and pipelining procedures that ensure your system is at par with current codes.

 

 

In apartment maintenance, the sooner you spot the problem and the faster you can have it fixed, the better. This is the same for leaks- while one small drop at a time doesn’t seem like much, over time it can become very costly and damaging for the apartment and for your health. If you live in an apartment in Butler-Tarkington then it’s your duty to tell the property manager so they can get it fixed as soon as possible.

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When was the last time you had your plumbing checked? When it was checked last, was it done by a young man with a plunger and a confident smile? If so, it might be time to consider video pipe inspection.

This may sound like an out-there idea, but it’s not. With such brilliant technology emerging into our everyday life—think 3D printed hearts—inspecting pipes with a camera isn’t that wild.

Why use a video camera pipe inspection?

Using a video camera is much more reliable than some guy crouching over a hole in the ground with a flashlight. Cameras are built more sturdily these days, and some are even waterproof.

Plumbing companies that use video inspections use these types of cameras. These reflect a higher quality of human vision and can be sent to you in E-mail or DVD form so you know if a company is exaggerating the damage done to your pipes.

An inspection is also necessary if any repairs are needed to be done on your pipes within the sections below your home. Using video camera technology is much easier and certainly much quicker than using a flashlight and hoping that the plumber is correct.

Clogging, flooding, and nonfunctioning pipes aren’t necessarily the best idea in a home or work area. Having these pipes inspected and repaired as quickly as possible is the best scenario for all involved.

What’s the point of easy inspection if repairs are still going to be difficult?

Repairs don’t have to be expensive, challenging, and cost time to fix property after. Over fifteen years ago, trenchless technology was invented. This is a way of fixing plumbing that doesn’t require the digging up of old pipes and the replacement of new ones. This technology allows plumbers to access pipes through one or two entry points and work entirely through those.

Video cameras are a very important part of trenchless technology. The camera works its way through all your pipes. This lets the technician watching it in real time know if there are blockages, chips, cracks, breaks, holes, rotten spots, or other compromises to the structure of your pipes. All of these contribute to common plumbing issues like clogging, flooding, or general disuse.

I’m a homeowner and want this done in my home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Is there a company that uses trenchless repair?

Yes. Look no further than Nu Flow. Nu Flow is a plumbing company that uses trenchless repairs to operate. They’re based close to you, in Indianapolis. They offer trenchless technologies such as sewer camera inspection, drain cleaning, and sewer repair. They use techniques like pipe lining to ensure the quality of your pipes once they’re job is complete.

Pipe lining is the use of an inflatable resin to coat the inside of your pipes, creating a “pipe within a pipe”. This repairs and reinforces your entire pipe. If you’re a homeowner with an indoor pool or a business that uses this, also consider using Nu Flow’s indoor pool drain lining service.

Even if you’re outside the Fort Wayne area, Nu Flow works in other counties; Columbus, Lafayette, Evansville, Muncie, and they’re hometown, Indianapolis are all places they service readily. Contact them today to reline, repair, and renew your pipes.

The heat is finally breaking, your street signs are no longer melting. It’s great that your shoes no longer stick to the sidewalk, but monsoon season also means deluges. With so much rain in so little time, your property and infrastructure are put to the ultimate test. Think about your plumbing and all the water that will not only flow through it, but around it.

Wait, why would water flow around my existing plumbing? That is an excellent question and one that is especially important when precipitation is heavy. Although most of your plumbing is located inside your home, the sewer line is not.

Monsoon Season and How it Affects Your Sewer Pipes

Connecting every drain, every sink, every appliance, and every toilet to the sewer is your sewer line. This pipe is the all important wastewater delivery system. Funneling 100% of your wastewater, the sewer line is always working and as you can imagine, it is important to keep it in good condition.

Located underground, it is buried beneath the lawn and sidewalks. Because the sewer line is located on the exterior, it bears the full brunt of monsoon season. Monsoon water percolates into the soil around the sewer line, causing it to move. Any settling or erosion stresses the pipe and can cause cracks. Not only is the rain causing potential problems but all that extra water is adding to the stresses inside your pipe. Any outdoor drains, garage drains, and internal plumbing that has the potential for flooding will drain into your sewer line.

On top of this, the stormwater from monsoon season is pouring into the sewer system, flooding the public lines and creating back ups in your own sewer line. This storm surge can deposit branches, rocks, even animals into your sewer line. This type of material can cause blockages, slowing down drains and can potentially cause backups into your home. Because of the unique monsoon rains in Phoenix, your sewer line is at extreme risk during this time of the year. Having your sewer line inspected to prevent problems is imperative.

NuFlow Phoenix are your local Sewer Line Specialists

Located in the Phoenix area, Nu Flow understands the uniqueness of Monsoon season. Our specialists are highly trained to deal with problems and to ultimately fix your sewer line. We use state of the art camera systems to peer first hand into your sewer lines. This procedure allows us to target specific problems, saving you both time and money.

If there are problems, our licensed plumbers will quickly clean out any blockages, returning your sewer line to better than new conditions. If there is more serious damage, our trenchless sewer repair is the ultimate method of repair, foregoing expensive excavation. Nu Flow Phoenix understands sewer lines and there is no company better equipped to protect your home and property.

Don’t let monsoon season degrade any of your investments, have your sewer line inspected for post monsoon problems. Give Nu Flow Phoenix a call today at 480-508-6634.

It’s that time of the year again: the season is set to kick off and all of your friends are coming over. It’s everyone’s favorite day of the week: you can relax from work, family responsibilities are on the back burner, and you have 16 more weeks ahead (hopefully more!). Old friends and new ones alike are on their way, the food is laid out, and your brand new big screen is mounted on the wall and ready to go. When guests arrive you have them hang their coats, put away their shoes, and…warn them not to use your bathroom?!?!?

Wait, the bathroom is not working? Unless you are renting a porta potty for the evening, this is a sure fire way to never host game night again. Prevent embarrassment by staying vigilant about the health of your plumbing. Keeping your pipes clean and big clogs prevented relies on proper pipe inspection. Taking preventative measures will ensure problems do not arise when company is in the house and game night is at stake.

Home Pipe Inspection

At Nu Flow Indy, we pride ourselves in being your number one plumbing company in Indiana. With a well seasoned team of professionals, you never have to worry about an embarrassing plumbing issue again. Knowing that we are on the job, don’t hesitate to put out that cheese dip and fry up some sausages. Your pipes will be flowing like new in no time.

Pipe inspection is a serious matter for us and for you. We know that plumbing tends to get clogged and that’s why our company is prepared for the worst. Just like any appliance and fixture in your home, your pipes will need replacing and cleaning. Trusting in a company with years of local experience ensures you the service you deserve.

How Pipe Inspection Works

If you suspect a problem or just want peace of mind before game night, give us a call. We will send over a highly trained technician and give your property a thorough inspection. Walking through your home, our expert plumber will assess all your pipes, those hidden and those exposed.

Testing for leaks, sounds, and slow draining, we have the expert’s eye required to sense problems. By catching small issues quickly, we can fix them before they become catastrophes. If you see any leaky and cracked pipes or are experiencing slow drains, do not hesitate to give us a call.

Because the majority of your plumbing is located under the floorboards and behind walls, inspecting these important pipes requires precision instruments. All of our specialists are equipped with powerful cameras that take real time video footage. These tools are snaked through your pipes and our specialists can see first hand if any blockages or cracks exist. By targeting specific locations, we save you both time and money with precision repairs.

Don’t gamble with your pipes, gamble with your friends. Give Nu Flow Indy a call: 317-777-6489.