What Is Trenchless Pipe Lining?
Trenchless pipe lining is a no-dig, eco-friendly solution to rehabilitating pipes. This process includes three important steps in order to be completely successful:
- Camera inspection
- Pipeline cleaning
- Epoxy pipe lining
A camera inspection is conducted at the start of our visit, allowing our technicians to assess the extent of the damage in the pipes. We insert our cameras into the pipes through small access points and the inspection usually takes half an hour to complete, giving our technicians plenty of time to carefully evaluate the pipes and diagnose the problem accurately.
Following the completion of our inspection, our experts will determine if the pipe needs to be cleaned of any debris or waste. This is commonly the case if tree roots or dense clogs are identified in the pipes through our inspection. To effectively remove these obstructions without digging, we perform hydro jetting to clean out the pipes. This cleaning process utilizes pure, chemical-free water blasted through a hose and multi-directional nozzle at 3,500 PSI to remove waste and clogs. This not only pulverizes tree roots, it also cleans the interior of the pipe and completely washes away the waste to avoid any risk of clogs becoming trapped further in the pipe system.
After the pipe has been restored to its default diameter size through the removal of the waste and corrosion, we can begin the repair steps. This involves preparing an inflatable tube to be inserted into the pipe. Before this is done, we apply an even coating of epoxy resin to the tube directly, making sure that we apply enough coating to sufficiently fix the inside of the sewer or water line.
Once this step is completed, we insert the liner into the damaged pipe and position it where the leak, crack, or break is located. The liner is then inflated with compressed air that forces it to expand and fit smoothly to the inside of the pipe. The pressure of the expansion transfers the epoxy resin from the tube to the interior of the sewer pipe, filling in cracks and leaks before sealing them away with a thick layer of resin.
The curing and hardening process of the epoxy resin typically requires a few to several hours, and this results in the liner becoming adhered to the inside of the host pipe.
Why Is Trenchless Pipe Lining Effective In Arizona?
Rehabilitating pipes with trenchless technology in Arizona is an extremely beneficial process for home and business owners. Due to the intense heat of the region, trapped waste in sewage systems can produce pungent odors that are often the symptoms of clogs or deterioration inside of the pipe. In addition, the heat dries out the soil and can produce leaks and cracks in pipes from the strain the pipes are placed under to function smoothly. If exposed to enough heat, pipes can expand as well, and if there isn’t an appropriate amount of space to account for this, this may cause them to break or experience problems.
In some cases, pipelines that are exposed can suffer from structural damage because of their exposure to the UV rays produced by the sun. Trenchless pipe lining can remediate all of these problems by producing a new pipe liner inside of the host pipe without requiring technicians to excavate the hard, dry soil or waste your water supply to soften the ground surrounding the pipe before digging.
What Is The Average Cost Of Trenchless Pipe Lining In Phoenix, Arizona
On average, the cost of trenchless pipe lining ranges anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 for small-scale pipe lining work, and $4,000 to $20,000 depending on the extent of work needed, among other factors. These price ranges are comparable to the costs seen in other areas. The fluctuating price ranges for trenchless pipe lining are based on different components that our team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing takes into account, including:
Certain materials, such as Orangeburg, have a softer composition that makes them more prone to breaks over time. There are stronger materials, such as PVC, that last a longer period of time. Epoxy pipe lining can be utilized to fix a wide range of pipeline materials, although are common cases with Orangeburg, these pipes can be broken beyond repair, rendering epoxy pipe lining ineffective. While this pipeline material is not common in the Phoenix area, taking the time to assess the condition and quality of the pipes installed on your property makes our repair work more effective as well.
In some cases, the repairs can be based on a cost per foot, and this is the preferred cost determinator if the pipeline that needs to be fixed is extremely lengthy. In many cases, the cost per foot of trenchless pipe lining can range from $80-$250 per foot, often averaging out at approximately $160 per foot. Smaller scale jobs tend to be more affordable and cost less with this metric of cost in place.
Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing To Learn More About Our Pipe Lining Options In Phoenix Today!
In the Phoenix, Maricopa County metro area, having the pipes on your residential or commercial property function is a top priority for our team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing. If the pipes in your local apartment complex, restaurant, condominium, school, visitor center, city hall, real estate building, office building, university, retail store, shopping mall, factory, or warehouse are experiencing problems and need to be fixed at an affordable price, look no further than our team of experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing for assistance in the Phoenix area today. We will be happy to assist you with our advanced equipment and years of knowledge and experience.