Pipe damage can be a nightmare to deal with and an even more worrisome thought to deal with is the landscaping involved before and after. However, with pipe relining this problem becomes an issue of the past because pipe relining utilizes no-dig repair techniques in order to reline your pipes and make them good as new. In this article, we'll explore further into what pipe relining is and how it works.
What is pipe relining?
Pipe relining is a way of repairing cracked or broken pipes from the inside, without digging. Essentially, it means creating a new, tough pipe inside the existing damaged one, promoting a better flow and sealing off cracks. The section that is relined seals perfectly against the rest of your pipe system, stopping leaks and further preventing breaks.
At Cloud 9 Services, Inc. we reline your pipes not only to be stronger but it's also a more cost-effective way to fix your pipes than the traditional method of replacing the whole pipeline system. It also allows for you to reline your pipes without destroying your landscape because there is no digging involved in this process.
What is the pipe lining process?
The first thing that needs to be done is make sure that the pipes are inspected, using video pipe inspection, to not only determine the location of the damage but also the extent of it. There are various reasons why a pipeline system may not be working as intended, such as :
Buildup of hair, grease, debris, sludge, oil, toilet paper, etc.
Tree roots infiltrating sewer pipe holes/joints
Nearby earth movement, heavy construction nearby, etc.
Wear and tear from aging
Poor sewer pipe layout, design, and/or installation
Backup from a city's sewer line
With a plethora of various possibilities, it's very important to know what you're dealing with before you can begin the process of relining your pipes. Fortunately with the Certified and Professional team of experts here at Cloud 9 Services, Inc. this process is done quickly and efficiently.
Secondly, the pipes are thoroughly cleaned using a combination of high-pressure water jetting, or jet vac cleaning, and vacuuming out the gunk using our vacuum trucks. This process is done to ensure that the pipe is completely clear of debris, dirt, and any other obstructions before moving on to the next step.
Thirdly, a final video inspection is done to make sure the pipes are cleared out and ready to reline, this check is also used to determine the length of the pipe as well.
Fourth, once the length of the pipe is determined the material needed to do the pipe relining technique of cured in place pipe lining, or CIPP, is measured out to cover the length of the pipe. The material is lined with a thick coat of epoxy resin that will cure to the inside of the pipe.
Fifth, once the liner is in place, the curing process can begin. This is done with a combination of heat and steam in order to expand the liner inside and cure it in lace to create a seamless new "pipe within a pipe."
Finally, once the curing process is complete, any excess material is cut away and cleaned up. The pipes are then checked over one final time to make sure they are working properly.
Is pipe lining worth it?
The simple answer is yes, totally worth it. Fixing damaged pipes the traditional way can turn into a costly and time-consuming project based on the length of the pipe, excavation and landscaping costs, how much time the project will take, etc. However, pipe relining is so effective you don't have to replace your old pipes or completely destroy the area around them, as there is no digging involved in the process. The whole process takes a few hours to complete and had the ability to last up to 100 years.
If you are in need of a pipe relining service, Cloud 9 Services, Inc. is your pipe rehabilitation specialist that can take care of all your pipe relining needs. We have extremely diversified pipe rehabilitation techniques, and we are the leading provider in pipe lining technologies. Contact us today, 407-481-2750, to request more information or schedule a service and one of our pipe relining contractors would be happy to assist you.