Whether you own or are responsible for residential or commercial property, you may experience an overflowing drain or other issue caused by blocked, broken or damaged pipes and often the problem will be underground. Generally, you have two options available, replace the existing pipework which involves digging, or choose a far less disruptive solution like pipe relining.
You may not have heard of pipe relining so we have put together a guide on what you need to know:
- Difference Between Pipe Relining and Digging and Replacing
The traditional method for fixing problems with damaged sewer and stormwater pipes buried underground is digging up areas, replacing those sections of pipes and then resurfacing. This can cause massive disruption whilst work is carried out as large areas such as driveways may be out of service. Alternatively, pipe relining is non-invasive and does not involve digging up your property. This means there is no costly landscaping or resurfacing to worry about and far less disruption as work is carried out around small access points.
- How to Choose a Pipe Relining Company
Once you’ve decided on having Pipe Relining in Sutherland Shire, make sure you choose a reputable company that offers free estimates. A trustworthy company will use quality liners like the Australian Watermarked approved Brawoliner inversion system from Germany with a 50-year life expectancy. Make sure they are fully licenced and insured, and use trained, highly skilled technicians, and state-of-the-art equipment. A long guarantee should be given, and ideally, they would provide a free annual inspection of their work. Excellent customer service is important and interest-free payments are something worth looking for. Click here for different plumbing issues and reasons to hire plumbing services.
- Types of Pipes That Can Be Relined
There are many different shapes and sizes of pipes, and they can be made from many different materials. Pipe relining is suitable for sewer and stormwater pipes, earthenware pipes, plastic pipes, concrete pipes, cast iron pipes, asbestos pipes, and copper pipes. A specialist company will be able to reline pipes with varying diameters and be able to deal with multiple bends as well as changes in pipe diameter.
- How is Pipe Relining Carried Out
A reputable company will carry out an initial inspection of the drain using a CCTV camera to determine the problem and how it can be fixed and provide you with a free estimate. The drain should then be cleaned of all tree roots and other waste usually using high-pressure water. A special liner is then cut to the required size, prepared, and then inserted into the drain. Following installation, the pipe work should be re-inspected to make sure the repair has been successful. A reputable company will be Enviroplumber Accredited and use an environmentally safe resin when preparing the liner.
- How Strong is a Relined Pipe and How Long Will It Last?
Pipe relining is essentially like inserting a new pipe into the old. A good liner will be 100% watertight, stronger than PVC pipe and have an improved flow rate. A trustworthy company will guarantee installations for 35 years with high-quality liners having a life expectancy of 50 years with the finished work offering better protection from root penetration than installing new pipes.
So next time you experience blocked, broken, smelly or overflowing drains, leaking or noisy pipes, blocked toilet or slow draining sink ask an expert for a pipe relining quote. For peace of mind, always check testimonials online or elsewhere and choose an experienced, licenced drain plumber who is fully accredited and insured. Click here for information on plumbing, draining and gasfitting licences.