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Trees are a great addition to a property because of their aesthetic and environmental features, but it can’t be denied that trees can also pose problems. You may not know it, but tree roots can grow up to three times their height. As they search for water sources, trees are attracted to pipes which may have loose joints and in the process, they are likely to intrude these pipes, causing blockages or breakages. The earliest signs of broken or clogged sewer pipes are gurgling or bubbling sounds from plumbing, foul smells, overflow in the sewage gully resulting in sewage water coming out and water rising up in the toilet bowl.
As plumbing professionals, we make sure that we address the issue with the most efficient solution. Some decades ago, the only solution was to replace the broken pipes. The problem with pipe replacement is that it is a long process that also involves excavating pipes and damaging landscapes. Aside from the hassle of long days of work, the costs involved can be very high. Another option more affordable and efficient method that we offer our clients is pipe relining.
Pipe relining is new to me. What is it?
Pipe relining is a trenchless method that involves fitting a pipe or protective sheet into the broken or cracked pipe. This is a process that typically does not need any excavation or replacement or if there is such a need, only very minimally. In recent years, it has become an increasingly popular choice of pipe repair among Australian homeowners.
What are the steps in executing this method?
The pipe relining process involves the following steps:
Partial cleaning of pipes: Initially, our professionals will partially clean the pipes using a high pressure water jetter.
CCTV inspection. The next step is conducting a video inspection to assess the pipe damage and to determine the best repair option. This will be done with the property owner around to also help them decide whether they will go for pipe relining or not.
Thorough pipe cleaning. Using the high pressure water jetter, the sludge, tree roots and/or other waste are removed thoroughly to prepare for installation.
Installing the pipe liner. The next step is inserting the pipe relining track, fibreglass tube or cloth tube. This will be dragged into the pipe and then expanded using an inflating device to cover and stick to the pipes.
Curing the resin. The resin will be allowed to cure for usually one to two hours so that it will bond well with the existing pipe. We also use hot air or steam to aid in the curing.
Final video inspection. The moment that the resin has set, there will be another video inspection to make sure that the work has been done properly.
What are the benefits of pipe relining?
Pipe relining is a relatively new method but it is gaining popularity because of the benefits that others have enjoyed. These are some of the benefits of pipe relining:
➢ Pipe relining is cost-effective. The work does not take as long as traditional methods and there is no need to purchase new materials.
➢ Pipe relining is not messy. There is no need for excavation to get the new pipes installed inside the old ones.
➢ It is relatively quick to complete compared to traditional methods.
➢ With pipe relining, your pipe is more resilient than ever to tree root invasion and other environmental forces. In fact, the new pipe can last for up to 50 years.
If you are having worries about your pipes and need the help of professionals, do not hesitate to give us a call at 0402 290 290.