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Pipe Relining FAQs | Mr. Rooter

Significant problems with your pipeline used to mean that your entire existing piping infrastructure needed to be dug up and replaced. Today, quicker, easier, more innovative techniques are used that can solve a variety of plumbing problems, such as clogging, extensive cracks, water leaks, severe corrosion, or the infiltration of damaging tree roots. Also known as Cured-In-Place Pipelining, or CIPP, pipe relining is an innovative method of replacing damaged pipelines that provide the perfect alternative to the expensive, time-consuming methods of the past.

How Can My Home Benefit From Pipe Relining?

There are multiple advantages to pipe relining versus traditional “dig and replace” methods, including:

  • Durability: The new resin pipe serves as a formidable reinforcement of your original piping system, eliminating any existing problems by strengthening weak or damaged components and forming what is essentially two pipes within one unit. Water and waste can flow easily along the liner’s smooth, slippery surface, preventing the accumulation of clogs and other issues.
  • Ease and speed: Pipe relining is much easier and quicker than the long, complicated process of digging trenches and installing new pipes. Even in hard-to-access areas, relining takes much less time than traditional methods, allowing your home to return to normal after a significantly shorter period.
  • Safety: The extensive disrupting of your landscape from traditional dig-and-replace methods poses a substantial safety risk to the residents of your home. Trenches, holes, and piles of debris hinder easy movement and create trip hazards, especially among children, elderly individuals, and pets.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Pipe relining is much cheaper than a full pipeline replacement and involves lower labor costs as well as avoiding the costs associated with refilling trenches and reconstructing the green space of your landscape.
  • Added value: A well-designed, properly functioning plumbing system provides savings because you will be spending less money dealing with pipe-related issues, as well as adding considerably to your home’s resale value.

What Factors Should I Consider Before Choosing Pipe Relining?

Pipe relining is appropriate in many cases, but sometimes certain limitations must be considered. Pipes with smaller diameters (less than 4 inches) may not feature enough room for the epoxy to expand and harden. Broken components in the piping system might need to be replaced before relining can occur. Finally, inadequate cleaning of the pipe’s inner surface can result in the formation of uneven lining, so sometimes cleaning must be completed multiple times before the relining can begin.

Is Pipe Relining a Permanent Solution for My Pipeline Problems?

Most of the time, pipe relining actually forms a much stronger, more long-lasting solution than full pipe replacement. Many companies that complete pipe relining include warranties that cover up to 50 years of issue-free drainage. Some services will undoubtedly do a better job than others, so make sure you do your research beforehand.

If your pipeline shows evidence of problems and you want to avoid the expensive, destructive, time-consuming method of digging trenches and fully replacing your pipeline, relining may be the solution for you. Call Mr. Rooter today at (831) 217-3034 to discuss your options for pipe relining services.