Pipe relining or cured-in-place pipelining (CIPP) is a pipe replacement method that is done without the excess costs associated with digging up the space for replacing old pipes. The pipelines and the draining systems are probably the most dreaded parts of your house. Replacing these pipes when they are damaged is an even worse nightmare.
This damage is caused by over usage of the pipelines. However, there’s an easy way out, even if there is substantial internal damage to the pipelines. Solution: Pipe Relining. Here is everything you need to know about pipe relining and how it is a better solution than a pipe replacement for certain issues.
How Pipe Relining is Done?
The stages of pipe relining are as follows:
- The pipes are checked and inspected to examine the extent of the damage the pipes have. This is conventionally done with the help of closed cameras. But now it’s done using forced electron leak location (fell). This equipment examines the damage closely with attention to detail to design better solutions.
- The next stage is the cleaning of the blocked pipelines. The cleaning itself has multiple steps. First, it is cleaned with regular methods where any solid or large blockages are removed from the pipes. Typical robotic cutters are employed to eradicate the blockages. Lastly, a high-pressure water jet is used to flush out any dirt and ensure a good surface clean on the internal edges of the pipe walls.
- Then, another final check is conducted to ensure that the pipes are ready and clean to be relined using closed-circuit cameras.
- Next, the length of the pipelining is determined as well as the extent of the damage is analyzed.
- After determining the pipe length, the pipe is saturated with epoxy resin. This implies that the entire pipeline is filled with resin which would form the walls of the pipe after curing. Straighter and wider sections of the pipeline are easier to deal with compared to the T-sections and tricky joints.
- Now follows the curing process, which is the longest time-consuming step in the entire process. In this step, the pipeline can either cure manually or hot water is used to accelerate the curing process. Finally, UV radiation is used to harden the lining completely.
- Before finishing the plumbing services, all the junctions and inspection pits are cut off. This process involves robotic cutters that remove the junctions. However, grinders or any other surface-level cutters can also be used to deal with inspection pits.
- Finally, the pipe relining process is now complete. Some checks are performed to ensure the pipes are working well.
Benefits of Pipe Relining
There are several benefits attached to pipe relining rather than going for a complete pipeline replacement.
- Limited landscaping problems
- A safer option than pipe replacement
Taking care of the pipelines way before they are too far gone is the best way to avoid any damage. Look for signs that tell you that your drains need cleaning services. If you notice some damage, contact a reputed plumbing services company in Edmonton to deal with these issues.
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