Trenchless vs. Traditional Pipe Repair

August 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

What are the benefits of Trenchless vs. traditional pipe repair?

At NuFlow Phoenix, we believe in serving our customers, as well as educating them. When it comes down to choosing between trenchless services and traditional pipe repair options, we hope that this article and others like it on our website will help our customers make a more effective decision. If you believe that your home or business is ready for the most effective pipe repair services on the market, be sure to contact NuFlow Phoenix. Give us a call today!

The Economic Perspective

Trenchless sewer repairs retain a number of advantages over traditional pipe repair methods, but none are as important as the effective savings presents with trenchless repair methods. Trenchless repair methods utilize fewer trained technicians, less manpower, and fewer items of specialized equipment, cutting down on the costs for the professional, and passing the savings down to our customers. In stark contrast to traditional pipe repair methods, trenchless sewer repairs can be relatively cheap for their longevity.

The Concerns of Timeliness

Trenchless sewer repairs retain another benefit over traditional pipe repairs in the sense that trenchless sewer repairs are far more timely. Trenchless sewer repairs can usually be completed within the span of a day, often from within the plumbing systems of your home or business. No extensive excavation work is required, and little obstruction to your home or work life is presented. It is for this reason that many customers prefer trenchless sewer repairs to traditional repair offerings.

Still on the Fence? Contact NuFlow Phoenix for more information!

If you are still on the fence about trenchless pipe repairs, or if you would simply like to learn more, consider contacting our team at NuFlow Phoenix. NuFlow Phoenix is staffed by industry professionals with years of collective experience. When you contact us, you can rely on the fact that you will receive expert knowledge directly from one of our technicians. We are ready to schedule your appointment with the flexibility and cordiality that you deserve. Our staff is ready and willing to help you with whatever concerns that you might have. Contact us today at 480-508-6634!

3 Reasons Your Pipes Should Be Professionally Inspected

June 3, 2019 in Plumbing, Sewer Pipe Inspection

Phoenix homeowners may tackle drain cleaning without the aid of NuFlow and inadvertently damage their sewer line system. Our plumbers investigate any and all causes of clogged drains. Instead of opting for store-bought cleaners, which corrosively wear down pipes, contact us today for a professional inspection.

Professional Pipe Cleaning is Easy and Affordable

Tackling drain cleaning on your own may cause complications to pools of standing water and drain clogs. NuFlow has a wide range of cleaners and tools to quickly diminish symptoms of clogged drains. We use snaking and hydro-jetting procedures to swiftly clean drains and pipes. Sewer lines extend hundreds of feet and deep clogs can only be reached through these methods. Phoenix residents will select one of these procedures given the intensity of clogs and its location in sewer systems.

Drain Snaking Unclogs Grime and Debris

It can be tricky for homeowners to rid soap scum, grease, and other substances from drains without the help of NuFlow. Once grime begins to conglomerate, it becomes firmly lodged in drains. A grade snake, which is an auger, catches the grime and breaks it up. However, it takes skill for Phoenix residents to uses an auger without assistance from our plumbers. There are a variety of snakes that differ in length to break up even deep clogs in sewer lines. Contact us today for more consultation about drain snaking and the depth of clogs in your septic system.

Hydro Jetting Packs the Punches

If drain clogs are deep and compact enough, grade snakes may not be able to break them up. NuFlow does not advise conducting drain cleaning without their help because clogs may break sewer lines if they are deep enough in pipes. The hydro jetting method expels a powerful blast of water that can breach deep clogs. Phoenix homeowners likely do not have access to this device and it can be hard to gauge the depth of clogs without a plumber.

Clogged drains can be both a serious risk to sewer lines and an easy fix. Instead of guessing the location of drain clogs, contact NuFlow Phoenix at 480-508-6634 if you are in need of a routine inspection.

4 Benefits of Professionally Cleaning Your Tucson Pipes

April 5, 2019 in Sewer Pipe Inspection

Routine cleaning is the best way to extend the life of your pipes and avoid the cost and hassle of repairs. If your Tucson pipes need maintenance or repair, a professional cleaning is a good idea.

Here are four benefits of professional cleanings:


Our trenchless method to pipe cleaning involves using a pressurized water hose, called a hydro jet, that we insert through an existing access point in your lines. This piece of equipment allows us to get your pipes as clean as new in a matter of minutes. The multidirectional nozzle that is attached to the hose sprays in all directions and will clear away even the most stubborn clogs such as tree roots.


Unlike many “DIY” cleaning methods that involve using harsh chemicals to clean your pipes, hydro jetting only uses water to clear away clogs and build-up. This means it is environmentally safe, preserves your pipe’s interior, and ensures that no harsh chemicals will get into your water flow.

Prevent Corrosion

Corrosion is the leading cause for the deterioration of your pipes and can cause clogs, leaks, and even collapse Corrosion is caused by build-up in your pipes that accumulates over time and begins eating away at the interior. With a professional cleaning, your pipes will be clear of any build-up, leaving you with better water flow and reducing your chances for corrosion.

Catch any repairs

Cleaning is an important part of routine maintenance and is often paired with our camera inspection service. This allows us to get a glimpse into the interior of your pipes and catch even the smallest cracks or leaks before they become a serious problem. Once we are able to clean and diagnose your repair, our experts will have a solid understanding of what you need and will recommend a solution that works for you.

When it comes to caring for your pipes, nothing compares to a professional cleaning. If you are in need of maintenance or want to restore your Tucson property’s water flow and rid it of troublesome clogs, our team at NuFlow is here to help.

How to Repair Collapsed Pipes in Phoenix

March 1, 2019 in Sewer Pipe Inspection

Collapsed pipes are among the most dreaded pipelining emergencies. Whether it is caused by a tree root invasion or corrosion, these repairs will stop your daily routine and require immediate professional help. Fortunately, NuFlow Phoenix has repairing collapsed pipes down to a science and will get your pipelines functioning as they should in no time. Here is how we repair a collapsed pipe on your Phoenix property:

Camera inspection

The first, and most important part, of repairing your pipe is by thoroughly inspecting the damage. With our camera inspection technology, we are able to pinpoint the exact location of the collapse and record video footage so that we give you the most accurate repair possible.

The process involves a technician inserting a small, waterproof camera through an existing access point in your pipeline. This technician will then navigate this camera throughout your pipelining system. Video footage will be recorded and fed back to our technician through a monitor to get an up-close view of the collapse.

A collapsed pipe can seem like a major repair, but with NuFlow Phoenix, it can be completed in just a few hours. Call us today at 480-508-6634 to schedule an appointment.

Why is NuFlow the Most Affordable Way to Repair Your Pipes?

February 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

Repairing your pipes is a crucial part of maintaining your residential or commercial property. At NuFlow Phoenix, we employ trenchless methods for an affordable way to repair your pipes and bring it to optimal condition. NuFlow technology is the cost-effective choice for providing our customers with upfront pricing, non-invasive repair, no extraneous costs, little to no downtime, and long-lasting solutions to your Valley pipe problems.

Upfront Pricing

Using the latest in camera and inspection technology, we can determine the exact source of the problem and find out where it’s coming from. With this, we’ll be able to know how to fix it without any guesswork, leading to an accurate diagnosis and pricing.

Non-Invasive Repair

Using NuFlow technology, we are able to repair sewer backups, constantly clogged drains, breaks in the drain, leaks, and root intrusion. Our technicians insert a liner that’s coated with a special epoxy resin to cure new pipe sections inside the old line, all without having to dig a long trench on your flooring, sidewalk, porch, driveway or yard.

No Extraneous Costs

The reason why traditional sewer repairs are expensive is because of the added labor costs and having to rent heavy machinery, not to mention the landscaping costs after the repair is completed. With NuFlow, you won’t have to experience massive disruption and days of digging. Your sewer lines will be restored within a day, and everything is done above the ground.

Little to No Downtime

The beauty of trenchless replacement and repair is that we only need a few hours to get your new pipe ready for use. Residential and commercial properties will be able to use their plumbing and get back to daily operations sooner than traditional methods. NuFlow’s cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) repairs allow commercial buildings such as condos, apartments, production facilities, offices, and high-rise buildings to have their sewer system repaired with minimal disruption.

Long-Lasting Solution

Pipelining is the better alternative to traditional repiping, whether you’re repairing water lines or underground sewer lines. The new epoxy resin pipes are seamless, jointless, and aren’t as susceptible to common plumbing issues as traditional materials. NuFlow technology is durable and expected to last for 50 years or more, which means less trouble and service calls in the future.

How to Remove Scale From Your Phoenix Pipes

January 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

You may never actually see scale buildup, but after years of use, your plumbing system can start to develop stubborn mineral deposits that can lead to clogs and other problematic issues. Scale, or mineral buildup caused by hard water, should be cleaned from your plumbing regularly. We typically recommend for property owners to clean their plumbing system at least once a year. However, this recommended period will vary from property to property and the level of use.

The hard part about cleaning scale and debris is that your entire plumbing system may be covered. This means that cleaning scale from your plumbing system will require a professional and the proper equipment.

Removing Scale Buildup

Scale buildup in your plumbing system can be problematic if not handled by a professional service team. Since water and waste will flow throughout your entire plumbing network, any home remedies may not be reaching the actual root of the problem.

Since you may not be sure if you’re reaching the source of the problem, we never recommend liquid cleaning solutions to clean scale and clogs. These chemicals may solve the problem temporarily, but they may be damaging your pipes more in the long run. If used too much, these chemicals will lead to premature corrosion that will weaken the integrity of your pipes.

Also, make sure to refrain from putting anything into your drains that may scratch at the inner lining of your pipes. This may lead to pinholes and small scratches that could lead to leaks in the future.

Your best bet for cleaning scale from your pipes is to call an experienced technician at NuFlow Phoenix. Thanks to our equipment and years of experience, we know how to do more than just remove scale from your plumbing. We can also perform a camera inspection that will ensure that the job was completed thoroughly and that your plumbing is running as smoothly as possible. If you have any scale buildup or clogs in your pipes, then contact us today at 480-508-6634 to see how we can help.

How to Prepare your Phoenix Pipes for the Cold Season

October 30, 2018 in Plumbing

As valley residents, it is a rare occasion when we get to prepare for cold weather. It seems Phoenix residents jump at the chance to whip out their sweaters and boots as soon as the temperatures reach below 80 degrees. Less jump-worthy, however, is preparing your pipes for the cold months. It is common for residents in Phoenix and its surrounding areas to make the mistake of skipping the winter preparation process, resulting in uncomfortable and costly future repairs. Your local team of experts at NuFlow Phoenix services valley residents with productive and affordable winter pipe preparation. In addition, we want to assist Phoenix residents in staying proactive about their pipe health.

Here are some tips for preparing your Phoenix pipes for the colder Arizona months:

Insulate Exposed Pipes

Generally, there are a few winter days that are especially cold and require pipe insulation. There are some last-minute ways to insulate exposed pipes such as wrapping them in a towel, but insulation foam is a way to protect them year-round. This will also help you to save money on hot water, as it will no longer have to travel through a freezing cold system.

Repair Leaks

Locating and repairing leaks in your pipes is vital before the cold temps hit. Even the smallest leaks can turn into major problems due to freezing. A professional inspection will help you to locate any leaks in your pipelines and anything else that’s a red flag.

Clean Your Water Heater

Phoenix water is notoriously hard – causing a good amount of buildup in your water heater. To save time, money, and increase the functionality of your water heater, have a professional come out to clean and drain it prior to the cold winter months.

Prepare Outdoor Faucets

Commonly overlooked and especially important is preparing your outdoor faucets for cold weather. Even in Phoenix, these faucets are susceptible to freezing which can cause serious damage to your plumbing system. To avoid this, disconnect and drain any hoses connected to the faucets (swimming pools, cooling units, etc.). Also, it is a good idea for valley residents to temporarily turn off their supply completely for winter.

Preparing your valley pipes for the winter can seem impractical if you live in sweltering heat almost year-round, but a few simple changes will save you money and extend the lifespan of your system. NuFlow Phoenix has experience in all things pipe related and is happy to help you prepare your home for winter in Arizona.

Post-Summer Heat Pipe Inspection

September 27, 2018 in Sewer Pipe Inspection

The Phoenix Valley is a unique place because it is sunny and warm year-round. The summer months, specifically, can bring about scorching temperatures that residents and tourists have to endure. It is easy to point out how extreme Phoenix temperatures affect us on a physical level, but it is also important to think about how summer temperatures impact our sewer and drain systems.

When the weather gets past 90 degrees, you may experience problems in your home or business’s plumbing system. Post-summer heat pipe inspection is essential for valley residents and business owners because it can reveal a variety of problems that can cause drain and sewer pipes to not function properly.

There are a few reasons your pipes need to be inspected.

Expanding pipes
Heat can cause your pipes to expand and, in some cases, completely burst. In the event of a pipe burst, full pipe replacement will be needed for the damaged pipe and any of the pipes around it.

Low water pressure or leaks

High temperatures can also impact the water pressure for your residential, commercial, or municipal property. Summer months can create shifts in the ground meaning that your pipes will shift as well and possibly in ways that they are not meant to.

Sun damage

If you have pipes that are exposed to sunlight, it is important to have them inspected because UV rays can damage pipelines. Just like other aspects of your home that are exposed to the summer sunlight, it is important to have someone come out to check your system to make sure they are not aging faster than they need to.

Monsoon Season

One unique aspect of Arizona summers is the monsoons. While monsoons do not bring about heat, they bring about lots of rain that saturates completely dry ground and does not absorb it quickly enough. This often leads to drainage issues and flooding that needs to be attended to.

Lucky for you all of these things can be checked for through pipe inspections.

Pipe inspections are an easy and non-invasive process that allows for a quick assessment of the interior of your pipelines. Pipe inspections involve one of our specialized technicians coming to your property and locating the cleanout hole that provides access to your pipes. When the cleanout hole is established, a technician will insert a waterproof camera with a flexible rod attached to it into your pipeline. As the camera moves through your drains, it provides a technician with a real-time view of your pipe’s interior. The inspection will reveal any flooding, leaks, cracks, or burst pipes.

Valley customers are NuFlow Phoenix’s top priority when being proactive about their post-summer pipe health. Whether the cause is extreme heat or immense rain, your pipes should be inspected to ensure that the summer months did not do harmful damage to your pipe system.

Why Hydro Jetting Extends the Lifespan of Drain Lines

June 27, 2018 in Commercial Drain Cleaning

Daily dishwashing, doing the laundry, and taking a shower among other things put household drains constantly at work. Regular maintenance is the best way to ensure optimum functionality and extend the lifespan of your drain lines.

Hydro jetting is the newest method of cleaning drains. However, if left in inexperienced hands, highly pressurized water can cause more damage than good. At NuFlow Phoenix, we have the latest equipment and training needed to complete a hydro jetting procedure. Our technicians direct the stream via a specialized nozzle attached at the end of a hose to the insides of your pipes, blasting the debris and calcified matter out the system and into the treatment facilities.

The state-of-the-art cleaning machine beats all other traditional cleaning methods. Chemicals from drain cleaning products can cause corrosion and actually shorten your pipe’s lifespan instead of extending it. Snakes and augers, when carelessly handled, can poke holes into the weakened sections of your line.

If it somehow eliminates the clog then the problem is likely to come back shortly. The leftover mineral can also cause the pipes to form cracks, leaks, and break over time. Using a hydrojet, all the grease, food particles, and gunk are washed away, including invasive roots from nearby trees. Original pipe diameter is restored, as is the flow, without causing harm to the environment.

Regular hydro jetting with NuFlow Phoenix ensures that your drain line performs its full potential and outlasts the life of your old plumbing system. Homeowners get benefits beyond clean pipes, but thorough drain cleaning also works towards the prevention of future plumbing issues. Hydro jetting is the long-term solution for maintaining a working drain line without worrying about emergencies or raw sewage backing up in your home. Bacteria are swept away, leaving you with clean pipes that are free of health hazards. Give us a call to learn more!

How We Repair Flooding Pipes Without Forcing New Village Homeowners to Relocate Or Turn Off Their Water During the Hot Summer Months

May 21, 2018 in Pipe Relining, Trenchless

Flooding is one emergency that gets everyone out of the house. Traditional pipe repairs meant that trenches will have to be dug and that you’ll have to stay at another house for days or weeks until the pipes get fixed. But what if it’s the summer season and you have zero access to water and plumbing conveniences?

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