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 which 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 if you are in need of a routine inspection.

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.

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