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Published on: 26 Jul 2016 by maripat

Drain Relining – The Basics

When something is wrong with the pipe work in our home or business location, the issue is not always immediately evident. Yes, it is true that the presence of standing water and foul odors might alert you to a blockage in the pipes, but if the pipe work is damaged to the point the interior is affected, detecting the damage becomes a thorny problem.                                                                                                                                        

Drain Lining – The Pros

The easiest method for determining if your pipe work is in the best condition it can possibly be in is to have a drain relining application performed by professionals in the industry. The process proves quite advantageous and it is an easy way to have your pipes secured without having to dig or destroy your property to get to the pipes. With relining pipe, extraction is not at all required.

This process offers numerous benefits. First, if you are looking for an easy way to manage pipe replacement, drain relining is one of the least expensive, and easy to implement repair options. Secondly, one can appreciate the fact that since this type of repair is more expeditious than alternative methods, there is less interruption to one’s family life or business. What’s more, the property remains intact with only the need to dig one or two holes to access each end of the underground pipe work, instead of tearing up the entire property.

 

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Drain Inspection

When the pipe undergoes a relining application, the cracks, gaps, and openings are filled in with a hard cure-in-place resin coating. First, a professional will guide the camera through the pipe to examine the general integrity of the pipe and to assess whether the pipe is in good enough shape to endure the relining process well. CCTV technologies allow for ease of pipe inspection, and it can be used by the professional during the drain lining process to help guide in the cure-in-pipe that is installed. It may be necessary to flush out the pipes with jet-powered water so that the interior surface is clean and the resin pipe can cure up against and flush to the interior of the existing pipe under repair.

Completing the Install

The professional will follow a set series of steps in order to get the pipe relined for you.

Step 1: The pipes are freed of debris in order to run the resin reliner through freely and without interruption: The water inversion process begins.

Step 2: The lining is threaded through the existing pipe and because the pipe work is made of a super flexible resin, it bends naturally to the curves inside the pipe. Then an air bag is inserted in the pipe and inflated to push the resin up against the pipe interior: This might be winched in, forced in or water inversion may be used with water pressure to push the air bag into the pipe. Once installed, the pipe hardens inside and forms a new interior, flaw free, leak free, crack free liner inside the pipe. The new liner allows free flow of water through the pipe once more. The liner is hardened using UV lighting or hot water to assist with the curing. This lining helps in keeping the repaired areas protected, but assists in the future flow of water by making the area smoother and causing it to serve up less friction or resistance.

Summary of Drain Pipe Relining Benefits:

  • Cost effective

  • Less damaging to landscaping, hardscaping, and structures

  • Less time consuming

  • Easier to complete

  • Less reliance on heavy equipment

  • Less time interrupting life or work

  • Robust, durable pipe repair solution

  • Reduced friction and free flowing leak repair solution

  • Solution will last for years

  • Fits pipes of every size, from 50mm to 1 metre or more in diameter

  • Can be installed in one to several pieces

  • Patch relining solutions are also a suitable solution

If you want professional drain relining, we highly recommend that you entrust this to the professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services. They will be able to help you with all the basic needs as far as drain relining is concerned.

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