Technology has caught up with the plumbing industry, and now new methods are being employed to provide a more efficient and cost-effective service. One of these techniques is pipe relining, which can be defined as a non-invasive procedure to repair damaged, broken, or obstructed pipes.
Typically, Pipe Relining Solutions requires the use of fibreglass or polyester cloth tube to reline the pipe. They clean the pipe using a hydro-jet to take out the grime, oil, and grease. Resin needs a solid surface to attach to, and grime and oil will compromise the integrity of the resin. When the resin is properly cured and already formed a new artery, the damaged or obstructed pipe will then be cut and abandoned.
But how do you know when to call in the service provider to reline your pipes? Here are some of the common signs to look out for:
- The toilet or sink water backs up. In the same vein, if the water is slow to drain or flush, then there may be something wrong with your pipes.
- You suddenly hear a gurgling noise coming from your toilet, and it is the first time you hear about it.
- Your utility bill suddenly increases with no obvious cause. A cursory inspection shows no liquid formation from a leak or no leaky faucets.
- When something reeks from the yard. Usually, your sewer pipes or sink drain pipes have sustained a crack.
- You see water stains on your floor, ceiling, or wall. You see liquid formation from your basement.
- You notice the quality of your water deteriorated. Instead of clear liquid, the water can be brownish or yellowish. Sometimes, you see foreign solids when you turn on the faucet.
Finally, when the pipes have sustained damage, which causes the water to leak. The common causes of pipe damage are the following:
- Roots from mature trees in your property
- High water pressure
- Solidified materials (nappies, clumps of hair, soil, etc.)
- Earthquakes, floods, mudslides, and other natural calamities
- Rust or corrosion
- Construction damage
- Mineral buildup
The benefits of Pipe Relining Solutions are obvious, but here are some of them:
- Cost-effective – Since the plumber will only repair or reline the damaged section, you will only pay for that section.
- Fast – They also finish earlier, which is advantageous if you are paying them per hour. It may take a few minutes or a few hours to finish the job, depending on the complexity of the relining process.
- Less intrusive – You can retain your landscape garden because the plumbers do not have to dig a long trench on it. Also, you do not have to take an entire day’s off from work, so the relining does not intrude into your schedule too much.
The process is also called a trenchless pipe repair since, for the most part, the plumber does not have to dig a huge trench to access the damaged part. They can pinpoint the portion that needs repair with great accuracy.
How can they do this? Pipe Relining Solutions make use of CCTV cameras or snake cameras, not only to pinpoint the damaged part but also to make an initial assessment. Based on the inspection, they can choose to repair it or abandon the pipe altogether.