Your pipes sustain wear and tear the more they are used and the more they are exposed to the harsh weather elements (extreme heat or cold). When you combine age with weathering, it just doesn’t look good for your pipes. This often leads to breaks, leaks, and even corrosions when pipes are left unattended or not taken care of.
Taking care of your pipes is easy if they’re visible, like under the kitchen sink or outside your home. It’s a different story when the pipe that you want to fix is located underground. Even if you do want to rehabilitate your pipes, you’ll need to do some digging to get to the underground pipes. This is troublesome and expensive on your end.
Thankfully, you can consider what plumbers call pipe relining and is often a good way to rehabilitate pipes found underground.
So how does this work?
Rather than doing a lot of digging, pipe relining works by introducing a special epoxy lining inside any underground pipe. This epoxy is forced into the sides of the pipes and will then seal off cracks or hole it finds within the pipe. When it solidifies inside the existing pipe, it forms a brand new pipe within a pipe. It’s like replacing an old pipe with a new one without digging.
But before pipe relining is done, a plumber needs to do several things first so things go as planned. One is to make sure that any pipe that needs relining is free from clogs or blockages. This is to make sure that the entire pipe is smoothed and relined to its full length. Any plumber in Australia can easily do this through a special camera.
What are the benefits of pipe relining?
One major benefit that you can get out of pipe relining is that you can save thousands of dollars on excavation. You don’t need to destroy your yard to get to one single pipe. Because there’s no digging, there’s minimal disturbance to you and your neighbours. All of your plumbing fixtures will still be usable after the relining. You don’t need to worry about getting mud in your tap or mud contaminating your water source.
Relining sewer pipes also transforms them into something more durable. The new pipe that forms from the patented epoxy lasts longer than the old one and some plumbing companies are so confident about their epoxy that they offer 10-year installation warranties on their pipe relining services.