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Pipe Relining and Its Pros and Cons

April 12, 2022

Buildings rely on a wide array of property systems to ensure that they function optimally. One of the systems they maximise is the plumbing system.

A plumbing system utilises pipes, fittings, drainage, and fixtures that intend to supply safe potable water and remove wastewater. These components must work properly so they can carry out the primary purpose of the plumbing system effectively. Even with one faulty system component, a building can already attain numerous issues and problems.

If a building’s plumbing system, however, has sustained some pipe damages, its owner should be prompt to have the affected components checked and serviced. One repair method that property owners like you can maximise is known as pipe relining.

An Overview of Pipe Relining

Pipe relining is a modern process of repairing pipes that have been damaged. It installs a strong inner lining inside the old pipes so they can work again as intended. This process must be conducted by a licensed and fully-trained professional so that the pipes will operate optimally.

Numerous steps are involved in conducting pipe relining. First, a drain camera will be placed and positioned within the pipe to determine the cause of the plumbing system problems. Once the root cause has been identified, the professional will resolve it through pipe-cleaning technology. Another inspection will have to be done to verify if the remaining residue in the pipe has been removed.

The next step would be the reline preparation, which is done by filling the relining case with specialised resin and distributing it thoroughly. The relining case will then be sent into the pipe and inverted its material through a special inversion drum. As the mould is set to the pipes, the professional would have to wait for it to cure before removing all connected junctions and pipes from the resin. A final inspection is, ultimately, done to confirm the resolution of the problem.

Pipe Relining Pros and Cons

Since pipe relining is a service that could resolve pipe damages, it is expected to boast a wide array of benefits and advantages to property owners. 

One of the benefits of pipe relining is it is affordable. All the steps necessary for pipe relining do not involve expensive tools. Pipe relining does not even have to excavate the ground to access the pipes, which makes the pipe relining process inexpensive. And speaking of excavation, pipe relining can be beneficial to property owners as it will not damage their properties. Other benefits of pipe relining include quick service turnaround and enhanced sustainability. 

But just like other processes, pipe relining can still have some drawbacks. One drawback of pipe relining is that it cannot process all types of pipe damages. Some pipe damages may be too drastic, making it difficult for the moulding to be applied effectively. And while pipe relining can be done with minimal pipe damage, experts would recommend simpler processes to resolve them.

To know more plumbing-related information, you can call us at G. Brand & Sons.

 

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