Pipe Relining: How It Works
Have you ever heard about pipe relining? Do you know how it is done? Read through to learn this new technology for your plumbing repair.
In pipe relining, the affected pipe in your plumbing system is relined, rather than replaced by a new pipe. An adherent resin-saturated cloth or fibreglass is inserted into the affected pipe to form a pipe within a pipe. This helps you save significant amount of cash when you do total pipe replacement, most especially when the damage in your pipe is wide. This will also save your property from further damage as it does not require digging or excavation. Pipe relining is clean, fast, inexpensive and practical, making it the first choice of most homeowners and businesses in Australia today.
Here are the steps plumbers do during the pipe relining process so you will have a better understanding of how it really works in your system.
1. Partial cleaning of the affected sewage pipe – The plumber does a partial clean-up of the damaged pipe using a high-pressure jetter. This task will make certain that the pipe is properly cleaned first before conducting an internal video inspection.
2. Internal video examination of the affected pipe – The plumber uses a CCTV sewer camera to inspect the internal part of the damaged pipe. This approach will help identify the exact location and severity of the pipe’s damage. You will then be invited by the plumber to view the damage as soon as the footage is available already. This will help you decide whether or not to continue and complete the relining procedure.
3. Thorough clean-up of the damaged pipe – The plumber cleans the affected pipe thoroughly once both sides agree to carry out pipe relining to prepare the pipe for the entire process. The high-pressure water jetter is the main plumbing tool used in this step.
4. Installation of the lining – After cleaning your host pipe or the affected pipe, the plumber will get a resin-soaked liner and insert it into the pipe. An inflating device will then be used so that the fit of the liner to the host pipe’s diameter will be precise.
5. Allowing the liner to dry – The liner will be left to cure or dry once it is neatly in place. Usually, it takes approximately 2 hours or more for the liner to cure. You may also steam the liner if the pipe being relined is larger in order to increase its drying time.
6. Ensuring quality control in your newly relined pipe – The plumber will perform another round of CCTV video inspection when everything is done. This procedure will help ensure the success of the pipe relining job.
With the detailed procedure on each step of pipe relining discussed above, you now have better understanding on how this innovative method of repairing or rehabilitating your pipe works on your plumbing system. So, if you are looking for a cost-effective, clean, long-lasting and guaranteed repair on your damaged sewage pipe, you might as well go for pipe relining.