Damaged pipes are an inconvenience for everyone who experiences them.
Whether they are located under grass, under a driveway or even under a home, if damaged pipes are not repaired, they will ultimately create a problem.
Many people think repairing damaged pipes is a messy job. They mentally picture trenches being dug in their garden, mud traipsed through their house and split shards of concrete from their once-perfect driveway that had to be dug up.
The best way to avoid more mess when tackling the issue of damaged pipes is by having them repaired using pipe relining technology.
What is Pipe Relining and How Does it Work?
An expert who is completing pipe relining work will first analyse what the issue is. To establish the root cause of the problem, they will send a specially designed camera down the impacted drain or pipe. The camera footage will be able to capture exactly where blockages or obstructions are, and how large the damage is in the pipe.
Once the cause of the damage has been ascertained, a robotic cutter will be used to remove any obstructions leading to the bulk of the damage, and then flushed out with high-pressure water.
Once the pipe has been cleared, the perfect type of new pipe will need to be measured and created to fix the damaged area. The new pipe does not need to be fitted by the professional digging large holes in the earth to reach the pipe, which creates a large and often costly mess. It is instead fitted using the latest in advanced pipe relining technology: an inversion drum.
An inversion drum is used to blow a pipe liner into the damaged piping.
Utilising compressed air, the lining easily clings to the damaged area. The lining is then pressurised with compressed air to force the substance to leak through any gaps in a damaged pipe and then solidify. If time is of the essence, the solidifying process can be expedited using hot water pressure.
After the lining has solidified, it will be secured with a protective coating. The protective coating strengthens the pipe in the damaged area and is specially selected to prevent future damage or weakening in the impacted area of the pipe.
After the lining and protecting phases have been completed, the expert team completing the pipe relining work will cut jaunts or even inspection pits to ensure the pipe is running smoothly and is back to its original condition.
Most pipe relining works guarantee at least 50 years of protection for the pipe. Expert pipe re-liners will be able to identify and future potential damage the pipe may be susceptible to, and target that too. Pipe relining is the most efficient way to fix pipe damage and guarantee the longevity of the pipes.
Despite the quality of repairs, consumers choose pipe relining to repair their pipes repeatedly, simply because the safe and practised process does not create any mess, inconvenience or damage to their home.