The trenchless technology has fast replaced the traditional digging and replacement. It has positively transformed today’s piping since it’s a clean piece of technology that leaves behind a tidy environment after repair and increases the flow of sewer after installation. Pipelining especially has transformed the piping and facilitates not only smooth flow but ensures limited intrusion into the pipes and there is no calcification as well. In addition to this, it offers structural strength to the existing pipes and prevents root intrusion and as well as repairs pipes that were initially damaged.
The most common pipe lining method used is the curled in place pipe. It just entails installation of another pipe alongside the already in place pipe. It is an easy way since no trenching is required and it takes less time when done by a professional. In as far as you can install the pipelining by yourself, it is advisable that it’s done by a qualified technician. All that is required is the camera; specially designed for the purpose since it allows you to view the underground pipes, cleaning equipment, the epoxy, to be used for pipe lining and installation tools.
After realizing the need for a pipe repair, contact the trenchless plumber in your area to do the repair. Steps involved include;
Assessing the damage. this requires the use of a fiber optic camera, it allows you to see the video of your pipes, and you identify the areas that need repair. It also allows you to assess the amount of cleaning that is doable on the pipes. Once the inspection is complete, two access points to the pipes are dug. This is determined by the amount of lining you want to be done on the pipe and intervals that the equipment can go underground without interruption to allow quality work.
After assessing the work required. the plumber then begins cleaning the pipes in preparation for the lining. Cleaning is done to return the pipes back to their original diameter, by ridding of any calcification on the sides of the tube, or rust. At times, tree roots usually penetrate the pipes, especially where there are cracks, fixing the pipes before lining enables removal of the roots and any other intrusions. Hydro jetting the pipes ensures elimination of all intruders, while at times; pneumatic tools are used for the cleaning.
After cleaning the pipes the lining begins. your technician will help you come up with the right solution. Upon agreement on the solution, the desired length of the pipe lining is cut, a custom two-part epoxy is mixed and poured into permeate the felt liner. The now wet mixture is slowly pulled in place. The bladder is then inflated and curling starts. Once the epoxy lining has curled in position, the bladder is removed, leaving the structure as a pipe within a pipe. To ensure the job is well done, a camera inspects the job to ensure satisfactory work as well.
When repairing the pipes, ensure you work with children out of site, they could tamper with the equipment and at times get injured in the process. It is also appropriate that the work is done by a qualified technician, this will minimize the price you have to pay to repair the pipes or re-installing since poor work was done. Specialists are readily available; search them from the internet, to get the one nearest to you. You could also get a recommendation from one of the stores selling seamless pipes, including online sales. A neighbor or a friend who had their pipes repairs or newly installed can give you a recommendation to a well-qualified technician.