Where’s that water coming from?
It’s enough to turn even the toughest person’s stomach: finding mysterious pools of water outside on the grass, discovering water stains on the walls of your home or office or opening up the water bill and seeing that you owe much more than usual.
These unfortunate situations are all indicative of some type of water leak in the piping in and around your home or company.
Over time, leaking pipes can ruin flooring, walls and even the furnishings in a home or business, and if not treated right away, your water bills will only continue to climb. In addition, the water leaks can cause sinkholes on the exterior of your property, which can be a hazard to anyone walking or driving in the area.
What causes the pipes to leak?
In many cases, leaks will occur due to erosion in the water pipes. The chemicals that are used to make our water “safe to drink” will eventually eat into the pipes, causing issues like leaks, as well as a reduction in water flow. While there are other things that can cause leaks, like a tree root breaking through the water pipe, erosion is the most common issue that we come across.
Traditional repair methods are destructive, expensive and inconvenient
While you definitely want to get your leaky water pipes repaired as soon as you can—after all, you need fresh water to survive and you don’t want precious H2O to leak out into your home, office or property—the entire experience can be extremely disruptive to your routine, as well as costly and destructive.
For example, if you call a traditional plumber, he or she will typically spend some time locating the source of the leaky water pipe. If the leak is discovered to be outside, the professional will arrange for a trench to be dug to excavate the old pipe. In some cases, the plumber will need to arrange for proper authorization to dig to locate the water line; this can slow down the process tremendously.
If the leak is coming from an interior water line, you can expect that floors and/or walls will have to be torn up in order to reach the faulty pipe. Needless to say, this process is far from ideal—you may have to live with torn-up walls and floors for a while until the pipe is repaired and you can hire professionals to replace or repair the destroyed areas. In addition, the noise, dirt, and debris that you experience from these types of interior repairs can be physically and emotionally stressful on your, your family and/or business staff.
There has to be a better way…and there is!
Fortunately, you do not have to endure traditional and destructive methods of repairing water pipes. Thanks to the Nu Flow Trenchless Water Line Replacement from CaitCo Drainworks, your leaky pipes can easily and safely be repaired—all without having to rip up one floor or wall or digging a hole on your property. Nu Flow is a Canadian company that was founded in 1998 and has created and patented the innovative trenchless water line replacement system that we are pleased to offer our valued clients.
How the Nu Flow process works
With the Nu Flow Trenchless Water Line Replacement system, we start by sandblasting your pipes with a mild abrasive component that will safely clean the internal walls of your pipes, and also create a great surface for the epoxy to adhere to. Then, liquid epoxy is blown through the pipe to form a smooth barrier between the pipe and the water.
In case you think all types of epoxy are created equally, please know that the Nu Flow company spent over 7,000 research hours to come up with the perfect epoxy for this type of job. They wanted to create something that has the ideal viscosity, cure time and the best possible pipe adherence. In other words, the epoxy that we spray inside your vital water pipes is the best possible product for the job.
Once the epoxy is cured, a permanent barrier is created between the pipes and the water, and the system will be quickly returned to working order within a matter of hours. The epoxy can be used on a variety of pipes, including copper, lead, galvanized steel and cast/black iron.
Please know that not all companies are able to offer the Nu Flow Trenchless Water Line Replacement as an option; to be able to do so, companies must go through a certification process. At CaitCo Drainworks, we are proud to announce that we have been certified as a Nu Flow Installer, and our team has been given the proper training to get the job right, each and every time.
Who can perform this service?
The friendly and experienced team from CaitCo Drainworks in Albuquerque is well-equipped—literally and figuratively—to offer the Nu Flow Trenchless Water Line Replacement system in single home dwellings, office building, and larger companies. No matter what size the job is and how many pipes are impacted, we can handle it.
By coating the pipes from the inside with epoxy, you will not only spend less money than traditional repair methods, but you will also experience less hassle and the repair will be done much quicker. Residents of a home or employees at a business can continue with their days as usual as our crew does the work—you don’t have to close your company for the day or relocate your entire family to another place while the pipes are repaired.
As a bonus, this type of repair typically lasts much longer—this is because by creating a barrier between your pipes and the water, your pipes will be protected against future water damage. This means no more finding odd stains on your walls, puddles on your grass or pools of water in your home or company, and also no water contamination.
Let us repair your leaky pipes with ease
It is reassuring to know that you don’t have to suffer through lengthy and destructive repairs to fix leaky water pipes. Thanks to our in-depth training and certification in the Nu Flow system, we are pleased to offer our valued customers a cost-effective, stress-free and—most importantly—highly effective way to repair leaky pipes and help them last for years to come.