Cerritos Plumber

Trenchless Pipe LiningCerritos, CA

Even though there are different types of residential sewer services and repairs to save your pipes, they cannot last forever. Even if they are not completely clogged by tree roots, filled with grease or shrunk by scaling, age and corrosion will do the job just fine. This is where trenchless pipe lining comes into play.

When a pipe breaks, it is a nightmare for homeowners. Backed-up sewage can cause its own damage, both to health, bathrooms and lawns. When water damage from a broken sewer pipe affects other homes or public streets, that becomes the homeowner’s responsibility too.

But rather than tear up the lawn, the sidewalk, the driveway, the street or even just the walls of your house, consider another option: trenchless pipe lining.

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What is trenchless pipe lining?

It is all in the name: It is called “trenchless” because it does not require a ton of damage to landscaping and property to replace a leaky or cracked pipe.

In the past, even a small leak would require excavation, which itself requires a few workers, heavy equipment and a complete shutdown of the system while they dig up and replace the pipes beneath the house.

Modern techniques make things much simpler. Trenchless pipe lining is a composite made of a two-part reactive epoxy, polyester and plastic. An inflating bladder is also included inside the core of the lining.

No digging. An expert plumber opens a cleanout or nearby access point into the sewer (or wherever pipes need repairing) and works the lining into the pipe. Once the lining is in place, the bladder is inflated, which grows the lining until it is the exact shape and size as the broken pipe.

Pipes that are stronger than ever. The epoxy reacts and hardens the lining over the course of a few hours. When it is finished, the bladder is removed, and the pipe is now completely watertight and even stronger than it was before.

Save money

Not only is trenchless pipe lining faster and easier, but it will save any homeowner a world of financial heartache.

Avoid landscaping fees. Tearing up the lawn to replace a pipe (or a system of pipes) is not just unsightly and inconvenient, it could also mean a total rehaul of the landscaping. Trees may have to be felled, bushes removed and the lawn is definitely in for a total replacement. Trenchless pipe lining will save you a full landscaping redo.

No city fees or hassle. Sometimes, a sewer line or other pipe that breaks can end up being the responsibility of the homeowner, even if part of it reaches out beneath the public street. This means that not only is the homeowner on the line for paying for everything, but they also have to work with the city to coordinate the street being torn up and even traffic being redirected. Any venture with the city involves permits, fees, waiting and all the hassle of a huge bureaucracy. Instead, consider trenchless pipe lining to avoid that entire situation.

Keep the house intact. Some pipe replacement, depending on the location, could force a homeowner to rip up walls and flooring. If the finishes on the walls are unique or the flooring is original hardwood, that is an expensive, possibly irreplaceable, dent. Luckily, pipe lining can solve this problem as well.

Increase the life of your pipes

Repairs are not the only use for trenchless pipe lining. Consider the age of the pipes beneath and around the house.

Restore the pipes before they break. When dealing with older pipes, homeowners have two options: either wait for them to break, deal with the damage and replace the pipes, or restore them. A combination of sewer camera inspection, hydro-jetting and trenchless pipelining could add up to 50 years to the life of the pipes beneath the house.

Have a new home with uncertain sewer pipes? For a new homeowner who does not know the history of the pipes and wants to never worry about them, trenchless pipe lining is worth considering.

The entire process

It is a good idea to learn exactly what the process is for trenchless pipe lining, to better understand every step along the way.

Sewer camera inspection. In order to find out which pipes are broken or in bad shape, a technician threads a tiny camera on the end of a durable fiber optic cable through the pipes. This gives the technician a full picture of the system and where the hotspots are.

Removing debris and cleaning. It is not wise to put lining in a dirty or clogged pipe, for obvious reasons. This step requires hydro-jetting, where the plumber uses an extremely high-pressure hose and nozzle to scour the inside of the pipes. This removes roots, grime and scaling, restoring the interior shape of the pipes.

Pipe lining. The pipe lining is then inserted in the damaged or corroded pipes and expanded to assume the correct shape. The epoxy hardens, and the new “pipe” is ready to go.

Opening the branches. Pipes are sometimes one straight run, but they often have other pipes that branch off from them. If this is the case with the pipes that are being lined, the plumber must use special equipment to reopen the holes into these branches. This is usually a quick process.

Professional service and speed

If trenchless pipe lining sounds like exactly what you need to repair or restore the pipes beneath or around your home, make certain to reach out to experts who are skilled in camera inspections, hydro-jetting and of course, the lining itself.

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