Pipework comes with various potential problems such as leakage, breakage, sagging, clogging or cracking. This is all attributed to improper maintenance or poor plumbing.
There are two notable methods of repairing damaged pipes: traditional pipe replacement and pipe relining. Pipe relining has been in use in the USA and most parts of Europe for close to 30 years, however, it is a fairly new concept in Australia. This method has been hailed as the best method of repairing damaged pipes in commercial situations. Let us look at some of the benefits of using pipe relining:
Having damaged pipes in your commercial building could be really stressful and bad for business. Pipe relining comes with convenience as it allows pipe repair to be carried out as business goes on.
There are no building closures to pave way for repair which is typical with the traditional pipe replacement method. Pipe relining uses minimal space and is conducted on a more localised scale. It only needs one or two access holes depending on the size of the building or extent of the damage. It requires no digging long trenches or heavy excavation processes that will create disruptions to your business.
Durability is a major factor to consider when repairing damaged pipes in a commercial building. No one wants their pipes to be fixed after every three or six months. This could be very tedious and frustrating for the business. The pipe relining method of repair does not incorporate the aspect of interchanging PVC pipes that could damage the soil structure.
The effects of interchanging the pipes could be catastrophic especially where pipes were fixed on poor soil surroundings. The pipes would constantly be sagging and cracking due to this. Pipe relining in a commercial situation is beneficial as it is durable in the long term. Pipe relining does not tamper with the soil structure and this could offer a lifespan of up to half a century.
The expression “time is money” is a valid concept. Pipe relining is less time-consuming when repairing damaged pipes. Time usually depends on the size of the project.
However, it would not consume much time as there is no restoration work that follows completion that is typical with pipe replacement methods. No matter how big the project is, pipe relining would not take more than a week. Pipe replacement, on the other hand, can take up to months of repair.
In commercial buildings, cost is a paramount factor as every business is profit oriented. You have to make considerations of the costs you will accrue in repairing damaged pipes.
Pipe relining is much more cost effective both on small and large-scale projects. It consumes less material thus cuts on material cost, unlike pipe replacement which involves more material, thereby increasing material costs. It is also less labour intensive thereby cutting costs that would have been used to pay the workers.
Typically, commercial buildings have deep and long lining or weak soil structure surroundings. These factors are the major causes of structural damages. Pipe relining is well suited for commercial situations. Not only is it less expensive and time-saving but also works well with large-scale projects such as those in commercial buildings.