Plumber Davidson Pipe Relining
As the name suggests, pipe relining involves relining your affected sewer pipe. A fibreglass or cloth tube steeped in an epoxy resin is inserted into the host pipe. This creates a new pipe within the pipe, thereby removing the need to replace the affected pipe, hence the need to dig up your property. It is suitable to use with a huge range of pipes, including those made from concrete, PVC, vitrified clay, cast iron and more, ranging in size from 40mm to 600mm.
How pipe relining is done
Here are the steps carried out in the pipe relining process to help you better understand how it is done:
- Initial clean of affected sewer pipe. First of all, the plumber will give the affected pipe a quick clean with a high-performance water jetter to prepare it for an internal sewer camera inspection.
- CCTV internal inspection. Next, a video inspection of the interior of the affected pipe will be conducted to determine the location and severity of the damage. The client can also view this footage. We find this can help them make a more educated decision about whether they feel pipe relining is the best option for them.
- Extensive pipe cleaning. Post-video inspection, a very thorough clean of the affected pipe is performed using the aforementioned water jetter. This is to ensure it is sufficiently clean for the lining installation.
- Lining installation. After the thorough clean has been done, the plumber will insert a liner made of fibreglass and soaked in resin into the host pipe. It will then be pressed firmly to the diameter of the wall of the host pipe with the help of an air compressor.
- Time to dry. Once the lining is fitted to the interior of the host pipe, it will be left for usually two hours or thereabouts to completely dry. Your plumber may choose to add steam to the pipe to accelerate the curing process.
- Final inspection. Once the lining has dried, another video inspection will be carried out to make sure the pipe relining job has been completed satisfactorily.
The advantages of the pipe relining method
- The advantages of pipe relining over more traditional methods are significant. Here are the main benefits of pipe relining that many of our clients have enjoyed:
- Cost–effectiveness – As there is no need to dig up your property and pay for subsequent restoration work, pipe relining is a relatively cheap option.
- Minimal disruption – This ‘no dig’ pipe repair method means no disruption to your landscape and minimal disruption to your daily life. Unlike traditional pipe rehabilitation methods that can take days to complete, pipe relining is fast, requiring only a day or less to complete the work.
- A superior sewer system – Your relined sewer pipes will be super resilient to external forces and will allow for a steadier, smoother flow of wastewater than before.
- Guaranteed to last – Relined pipes are guaranteed to perform efficiently for up to 50 years.
Pipe relining sounds pretty amazing, because it is. We’d love to answer any further questions you have about this incredible and innovative method of pipe repair. Call us today on 0421 155 822 to speak to one of our pipe relining experts.