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 Nu Flow 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. Nu Flow 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 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 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 are 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 quick 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 allow 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 is 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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Drain Cleaning Saves Money in Desert View

May 7, 2018 in Sewer Pipe Inspection

When was the last time you had your drain lines checked and cleaned? More often than not, it has been a few years since then. We usually take our drains for granted until it causes an emergency. What you may not know is that not maintaining your sewer lines can lead to more costs down the road.

At NuFlow Phoenix, we recommend regular drain cleaning in order to maintain a properly working sewer system. When wastewater is carried out efficiently then you won’t have to worry about huge costs when your drains stop working.

How We Approach Drain Line Cleaning Services In Desert View

Drain cleaning ensures that there won’t be any blockages or clogging in your pipelines. Our drains are subject to everyday household items, grease from cooking oil and fat and organic matter. Over time, these minute debris collects and sticks to the insides of your drain pipes, until it completely stops the flow.

Here at NuFlow, our clients enjoy saving time and money by going for a regular drain cleaning service. A backed up toilet is one of the things you wouldn’t want to experience in the morning or anytime during the day. What’s more, you wouldn’t want putrid wastewater to come back up and invade your home, risking you or your family’s health while doing extensive damage to your Desert View property.

Instead of using traditional methods, we utilize only the latest and the best drain cleaning technology known to man. Our drain cleaning processes are quick, efficient and won’t damage your pipes at all. Our professional technicians eliminate the stuck debris, grease, oil and gunk and flush it away, restoring your pipes to its original diameter and flow. The sewer-like smell will be gone and you get a faster working drain right after.

Call NuFlow Phoenix To Get Your Drains Cleaned Today!

At NuFlow Phoenix, you have the assurance that we do drain cleaning the right way. Let us help you restore every drain in your home to its optimal state. Call us today! We’re located throughout the Phoenix Arizona area and near Desert View, Scottsdale and Tempe.


Trenchless Pipe Repair and Why Your Home Can Benefit From a No-Dig Solution in Tucson, Arizona

February 28, 2018 in Trenchless

With the intense heat in Tucson, Arizona, this made the traditional dig-and-replace methods of pipe repairs incredibly challenging. Due to the dry soil as a result of the hot temperatures in the region, this made the soil difficult to dig up, and the only way to soften it was to add water. This not only extended the time it took to complete the repairs by meticulously digging through the incredibly durable soil but it required an increased amount of water, a resource that shouldn’t be taken for granted in Arizona.

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Why Is Commercial Drain Cleaning Important For Phoenix Area Businesses

December 20, 2017 in Commercial Drain Cleaning

The volume of waste that is sent through the average commercial sewer line is greater than that which flows through a residential system, and as a result, the possibility of a problem developing in a business system is far greater. This is why it is so important for Phoenix areas businesses to have their drains cleaned, and commercial drain cleaning is just one of the many services we offer at NuFlow Phoenix.

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How Trenchless Pipe Lining Fixes Your Pipes Without Shutting Off Your Water

November 29, 2017 in Trenchless

Trenchless pipe lining is one of the most effective and convenient solutions when it comes to drain and sewer problems. It allows you to keep your water services on since it is a no dig solution. This is far preferred to traditional dig-and-replace methods since it is fast, and water services remain on. To install trenchless pipe lining, it typically only takes a single day which is also a contributing factor to how the water can stay on. Opposed to other methods, trenchless pipe lining is the most time-efficient and convenient method. Pipe lining is the best no-dig solution in the industry. It is an inexpensive process that saves you time and fixes your pipeline problem without the need to excavate floors or tear down walls.

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