Indiana’s water infrastructure is in serious trouble. According to the Indiana Finance Authority, they estimate a cost of $2.3 billion in urgent workto repair the aging water pipes, mains, and other underground assets.
You see, most of the pipes in Indiana were installed after World War II, and some were installed way back in the 1890s! These pipes are well over their life expectancy. They have been overused and need to be replaced. Indiana has over 46,000 miles of water pipes which are operated by community water systems.
That is why at NuFlow we want to help Indiana resident find great plumbing contractors who can help alleviate this problem. We know it’s not easy to find a reliable pipe replacement provider. That is why our goal is to help you save money, time and the stress of a destructive pipe replacement ordeal.
But first, how do you know if you need a pipe replacement?
Do you have a leaking pipe?
Did you know that water leaks represent an average waste of over 11,000 gallons of water every year? That’s the equivalent of more than 250 loads of laundry. The problem is that detecting a leak is difficult because most are so subtle that they stay out of sight.
Here are some practical ways to diagnose whether or not you have a plumbing problem.
Watch the water meter
Make sure there is no water running in your house. Check your water meter and see if the flow indicator is moving. If it is, it means that there is water flowing somewhere, when it shouldn’t. It could be as simple as a broken seal, or as complex as fractured pipe.
Look at your walls, ceilings, and floors
Notice any bubbling, warping or staining? It could be caused by a hidden leak in the surrounding pipes near those areas. Mold and mildew love dark and moist environments. They thrive in them, so if you notice it growing on any walls of your home, it could mean that a leaky pipe is being used as a breeding ground for the mold.
Low Water Pressure
This is a big warning sign. If you notice a drop in your water pressure, it could mean that a pipe has started to fail and needs to be repaired immediately.
Expensive Water Bills
If there is a noticeable increase in your water bill and you haven’t changed your water usage patterns, you could be paying for water that is leaking and never getting to your home.
How to Find a Pipe Replacement Provider
Many plumbing companies in Indiana can replace pipes. However, some of them are still using the same old technique of digging a trench to get to the damaged pipe to repair or replace it. But as you can imagine, after the replacement is done, they still have to clean and restore all the mess and damage they did.
Luckily, NuFlow can replace your drain and sewer pipes without any mess, at a fraction of the cost, and in a matter of hours. This solution is called trenchless pipe replacement. Simply put, the pipe is fixed from the inside by a inserting a tube coated with resin. Once the resin has hardened, it creates a pipe within the pipe.
If you would like to find out more about trenchless pipe replacement but are wondering how to find a provider in Indianapolis, look no further. We can offer you a customized solution to your problem. Give us a call at (317) 777-6489 or send us an email to Ehopkins@Nuflowindy.com and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.