Damaged sewer lines and drains are among commonplace issues faced by every home or business owner. Repairs become more and more difficult if the problem is ignored or left to develop over time. It is easy to ignore what is not seen, and it is even easier to ignore the small problems you notice that might indicate problems within your sewer system. If the sinks are draining more slowly it might be easy to write that off as a minor irritation as opposed to a possible problem that needs addressing. Whether you have a clogged sink or a broken sewer pipe, Rapid Plumbing stands ready to help. Some of our services are listed below, and if you don’t see what you need, give us a call, we can help!
Trenchless Pipe Lining
When a pipe system finally blows up, it’s easy to imagine the worst. Major trench digging and massive property unearthing. You might think that the only method of repair is to opt for traditional means.
A new no-dig solution has arrived! The emergence of this system has dramatically changed how people perceived pipe repairs and replacements. Trenchless pipe lining is a minimally invasive process which allows the rehabilitation of existing drainage pipe without having to tear it out and replace it conventionally. This new method has a 50 year life expectancy so as easy as it may be to ignore that pesky slow drain it is much smarter to face the problem head on!
First, an initial inspection is performed by means of a high definition, full color, and self leveling sewer camera. During this process a plumber will locate and document any problems such as cracks, blockages, tree roots, etc.
Second, the pipes are thoroughly cleaned with hydro-jetting or mechanical methods. This process removes tree roots, blockages and scale buildup in preparation for the lining. Sometimes, sewer cleaning may be all that is required to remedy pipe problems such as slow drains and blockages. Just remember, if there is a need to line the pipe then you won’t have to deal with the problem again for a very long time!
After the pipe is cleaned and the debris have been removed, the pipe is ready to be lined. The felt liner is measured and cut to the dimensions of the pipe such as length and diameter. Then the liner is saturated with a two-part epoxy and inserted into the pipe either by the Inversion Method or the Pull-In-Place Method. An inflatable bladder is inflated inside of the epoxy-saturated liner causing the liner to take the shape of the pipe while it cures in place. After the epoxy has cured, the bladder is removed and a brand new pipe is left in place inside of the existing one.
If you’re still wary about trying something new, keep in mind that relining your pipes costs much less than older more traditional methods. There is no need to tear into walls, live away from your home for weeks or do any reconstruction. We will only work on the interior of the piping system and do not disturb any of the surrounding areas.