It’s not always easy to identify signs of damaged drains and pipes. Sometimes, it may be just a bad smell or standing water. Both of these indicate there is a blockage in the line. Unfortunately, interior wall damage in drains is more difficult to detect. If you’re unable to see the problem, it can cause further deterioration later.
What is Drain Relining?
Drain relining is an alternative to the usual drain repair methods. It is cleaner and less expensive than traditional repair. The damaged pipe has a flexible resin line pushed through it. The resin to the pipe, and then cured with heat. The new lining is moulded to the old pipe exactly. When complete, the new smooth new pipe is encased in the original one.
Advantages of Drain Relining
Using drain relining is the most direct way to ensure your drains are well maintained. The advantages of this are numerous. For one, it eliminates extracting old pipes due to the use of non-destructive technologies. There is no digging up of your lawn to replace broken pipes. Many owners, especially those with commercial properties, appreciate this benefit. They like that the process can occur with minimal disruption to their business operations.
The Process of Drain Relining
Step 1. Drain Inspection
Relining a drain is simply adding an inner protective layer to your plumbing. This layer hardens to create a reinforced casing that protects against future damage. We begin by performing a thorough investigation of the line with CCTV survey technology. This helps us locate the damage and determine the extent of it. During the process, the drain pipe is continuously monitored via CCTV. The pipes are then flushed clean with a powerful stream of water. Clean lines allow the new pipelining to adhere to the old pipe better.
Step 2. Perma liner Installation in Ottawa
The flexible resin lining is passed through the pipe. The lining may be conformed to the shape of the pipe by an inflated bag. Sometimes high water pressure may be used. Once the lining is in place, it may be cured by hot water or UV lighting. The lining serves a dual purpose. It protects the damaged pipe and provides a low friction surface for water flow.
This method of drain relining is quick, easy, and very cost-effective. The cured resin is robust enough to last years without repair. It is also appropriate for pipes of all diameters (50 mm to over 1 m). Relining can occur as one single piece. If it is required, the relining can be broken up into multiple overlapping pieces.
Drain Relining Facts
Drain relining consists of correcting a broken line by setting a new lining (pipe) into the existing one. This method is excellent for solving problems like;
- Leaking or open joints.
- Radial cracks resulting from blockages.
- Root intrusion.
The technique is standard in addressing situations where there’s minor damage; in a small part of the pipe. In such a case, there’s no call for complete relining.
Drain Relining Pros
Drain relining has several advantages, including;
- No destruction since the pipe lining contractors does not have to dig or even excavate.
- There is no downtime for businesses since there isn’t interference with the business’ operations.
- It is cost-effective since there’s no digging required.
- It restores the structure of the pipe.
- It is more accurate as sewer line repair involves technology like camera inspection to determine areas with defects.
- There’s a limited amount of time spent during repairs. It takes a few days or less to complete the project.
The Disadvantages of Drain Relining
Although drain relining doesn’t have critical disadvantages, it is not a viable option in some situations like;
- Fixing pipe parts that contractors install poorly by not paying attention to quality work or general technical problems.
- Repairing offset joints which occur when the joints in a pipe are not spaced correctly and the end of two pipes part causing a leak at that point.
Is Drain Relining Eco Friendly?
Since the ling and resin used in the pipe lining equipment are approved, drain relining is environmentally safe. Because of the disruption to property, gardens, and trees, excavation is the polar opposite of environmentally friendly. During drilling, broken pipes are often further destroyed, leaking lethal chemicals into the dirt.
Drain relining is suitable for sensitive areas such as rivers and lakes.
When Do You Need Drain Relining Services?
When you see the following signs, contact the sewer lining contractors. The signs include;
- Unpleasant odors are filling the air.
- Presence of gurgling sounds even when there isn’t any running water.
- Wet floors.
- Rodents. Like rats in your yard.
- Raised water bill not corresponding to the water usage.
- Cracked sewer pipe repair
Let Us Handle the Drain Relining
If you notice the signs that call for drain relining, do not hesitate to contact us. We have a team of experts using advanced technology that is a match for such problems. Moreover, we can work with the set timelines and budget.
Pipe Relining Solutions
Below we provide more information on the Ottawa pipelining process and answer some of the most frequently asked questions in relation to the technology. It is our hope you find the content informative and that it may lead you to give considering trenchless installation as a cost-effective repair solution for your needs.
Pipelining DefinitionRather than digging up existing pipe out of the ground only to replace it with new, the trenchless technology of today allows for the digging of one or two small holes in order to feed a pipeline into an existing pipe. The pipelining process is an affordable means of pipe repair – it costs less, requires less labor, and it does not involve the use of a lot of burdensome or heavy equipment to install. Both money and time are saved with pipe lining technologies. Whether the repair is at a business or home, trenchless technologies help ensure the least amount of disruption to your personal and/or work schedule for repairs. Blocked drains have a number of different causes. Tree root intrusion where roots break through small cracks in the pipe and continue to grow inside the pipe due to moisture is one reason for a blockage. Often times a professional can get rid of these issues with the use of a water jet or eel: This is why it is wise to get yearly checkup of the sewer system pipes. Bear in mind that if the existing crack remains following root removal, roots will return again and again until the pipe is repaired: This is where pipe relining can make your life easier. The cracks can be repaired without any damage to the surface landscape of the property in question and it can help in preventing any future issues with blocked drains.
Pipe Lining – Is it for You?In the past, if you developed a problem with the stormwater or sewer drain pipe it was not long before you were on the phone with a professional discussing the costs of heavy equipment usage, landscaping, and digging up the yard or property to get to the pipes in need of repair. You would soon be seeing dollar signs adding up in your mind depleting your bank account. The traditional means of repair can prove so expensive and that is not even including the cost of additional complications that might be encountered in the process. Sometimes pipe work is beneath permanent and semi-permanent structures like buildings, tennis courts, pathways, sidewalks, and driveways. To remove the structures a professional has to come in with a jackhammer to break up the solid structure and remove the rubble before digging can begin. Now you are not only paying for the pipe repairs and digging, you are repairing whatever had to be destroyed to get to the pipes in the first place. Thankfully, technologies like trenchless pipe repair let a professional reline the pipes for you so you do not have to dig up the pipe under the ground. As long as the damaged pipe is still sound structurally and just has some minor cracks or damage, a cured in place pipe can replace the broken pipe, quickly, effectively, and with the least amount of expense.
Do pipelining solutions vary in terms of method?No, but not all pipe relining options are accompanied with a well-engineered design life. In other words, you get a 50-year design life with the type of trenchless piping we install, and this is a fact that our engineers can back. The piping is independently tested for quality and our engineers can provide you with any specs you require.
Why choose Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services your Perma Liner installer?We have all the technology for trenchless drain repairs such as pipe burst if you are not a good candidate for drain lining.
- Respect your Home through our clean-up commitment
- Respect your time with our convenient appointment times
- Plumbing Insurance claim help
- City of Ottawa rebates help
- The correct permits for your job are pulled to make sure your job is 100% legal.
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