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What is Involved in the Pipe Relining Process?

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If you have ever dealt with a damaged and blocked drain pipe situation, you would know how troublesome, time-consuming, and expensive the entire process can be. Since these installations are under the ground, any damage or deterioration isn’t evident.

Most people don’t realise there is a problem until the sewer water starts to backup or their shower and sink drains low down drastically. We at SPS Plumbers St George have seen how problematic these issues can be and make sure that our clients receive a prompt response in emergencies like these.

Blocked Drains and Pipe Relining

Since the drain pipes are underground, repairs involve digging up large portions of the landscape. That was the traditional method where the pipe repairs became cumbersome and time-consuming. Fixing drain pipe damage was a project property owners dreaded. But not any longer- we always focus on providing our clients value for money, and it’s why we adopt the latest technology in our work. When we handle broken and damaged drainpipe issues, we recommend the pipe relining method.

What is Pipe Relining?

This process uses a very innovative technology, which makes it easy to fix damaged underground pipes. This is the process followed:

  • The plumbers will visit your property and understand what the problem is.
  • The experts will then dig two small trenches at either end of the pipe.
  • They will use a CCTV drain camera to get visuals of the inside of the impacted pipe.
  • Once they have determined what is causing the problem and where the damage is, they will clear the pipe of blockages, if any.
  • High-pressure jets and tree root cutting equipment is used in the work.
  • Once the pipe is clear and clean from inside, they will insert a special epoxy sleeve into the pipe from one end.
  • The pipe will be inflated and allowed to cure for a few hours.
  • Once it has cured properly, the pipe is ready for use.

Pipe Relining- The Benefits

This process is slightly more expensive than the standard method of repairing underground pipes. It’s also why some property owners hesitate to opt for this solution. But the fact is there are many benefits to pipe relining such as:

  • Non-invasive compared to the standard pipe repair process
  • It can be completed with the least amount of disruption in your landscape.
  • Only two small trenches need to be dug to access the pipe and complete the relining.
  • The epoxy lining is exceptionally resilient. It can last for up to 50 years and is covered by warranties.

When you consider all these benefits, it becomes evident that the slightly higher costs that you pay for pipe relining are well worth the money spent. However, it’s also essential that you hire experienced and proven pipe relining experts like the ones at our company. For any information about our pipe relining services, feel free to contact SPS Plumbers St George at (02) 9099 9237. You can also contact us via this Online Form, and we will call you back to discuss your requirements.

If you find yourself dealing with recurring blocked brain problems, even after using a plunger to clear it multiple times, the problem is likely more complex. Stubborn drain blocks cannot be removed using these basic tools. Only a licensed plumber like us at SPS Plumbers St George can tackle these tasks professionally and efficiently.

We use the latest technology in our work and make sure that our clients get quick and efficient services. When it comes to drain blockages, determining where the blockage and what is causing it is essential. It is why we use CCTV drain cameras in our work.

What is a CCTV Drain Camera?

This minute camera is attached to a long cable which is inserted into the problematic blocked drain. It removes all the guesswork from the job, and we can get a clear idea of what is causing the blockage. Experienced plumbers undergo extensive training to use various equipment in their work. They are trained to use these CCTV drain cameras, and it helps to detect the block without any troublesome digging.

CCTV drain cameras are perfect for locating blockages when you face this problem regularly.

It is also the right piece of equipment to use when the location or cause of the drain blockage is unknown. Sometimes the plumber may suspect that the blockage is more severe than they first believed. In all of these situations, using this equipment is the best way to speed up the job.

Causes of Drain Blockages

Many different things can cause recurring drain blockages, such as:

  • Broken or cracked pipe– Various environmental factors, including ground movements or earth compacting, can cause the pipe to crack. Sometimes these issues are caused by incorrect installation as well. If the debris settles inside the pipe, it can prevent the smooth flow of water. The plumber uses the CCTV drain camera to assess precisely how severe the damage is. Based on their assessment, they will provide the best solution to fix the damaged section of the pipe.
  • Sagging pipe- In some settings, soil erosion around the underground pipe can cause it to sag. This prevents the water/solid waste from flowing through the pipe. The plumbers would be able to pinpoint where the sag is and fix it in the best possible way.

High-Grade Drain Block Repairs

Tree root blockages or collapse in a section of the pipe can also cause drain blockages. In some cases, the blocked pipe may require additional repairs, in which case the plumber may recommend pipe relining. Regardless of what has caused the blockage, we at SPS can tackle the job in the best possible way. We are very prompt with responding to clients and make sure that they receive efficient and professional services at all times. For any information about our drain block services, feel free to contact SPS Plumbers St George at (02) 9099 9237. You can also contact us via this Online Form, and we will call you back to discuss your requirements.

The life of a plumbing system depends on the quality of the features and installation. A high-grade plumbing system serves you for decades without disruption. Quality-conscious property owners never compromise the robustness of a plumbing installation regardless of cost. That doesn’t always mean the system will work efficiently forever. It needs maintenance, repairs, and replacement as it wears out.

If your house is very old, it will have an older plumbing system that may be almost reaching its expiry date. We at SPS Plumbers St George are a reputed company in this industry and can assist in replacing your deteriorated plumbing system with new long-lasting features. We offer a variety of standard and customised services such as repairs & maintenance, new installations, replacement, and innovative solutions to bring your plumbing system up-to-date.

How to Know When It’s Time to Upgrade Your Plumbing System

A plumbing system is essentially a silent one. However, when problems start brewing in it, various components start sending signals. If you are observant, you will easily notice these signs. We list here some common signs that indicate you need to upgrade you’re your pipes:

1. Water Pressure Change Problems

Maintaining water pressure at a particular level is necessary for an even flow. Low water pressure is annoying and makes every water-related task time-consuming. Excessive pressure damages the pipes and your overall plumbing system too.

If you notice that the water flow less than usual from a faucet, some build-up in the pipe must be causing the problem. On the other hand, too much pressure indicates some problem with using the latest methods, tools, and equipment.

2. Rust-Coloured Water

Old plumbing systems have metal pipes that rust. When rust mixes with the water, you see discoloured brownish water flowing from the faucets or shower.  You need to call a licensed plumber in St George to look into the problem and suggest a solution. Sometimes, the issue can be resolved with minor repairs. However, in the case of very old pipes, you need to upgrade the system by replacing the pipes.

Apart from rust-coloured water you also need to be wary if you notice blue, greenish, or black colour. All of these signal problems within the plumbing system. Deterioration in copper and brass installations is the cause of blue or greenish water which results in mouldy, black water. Water must be crystal clear, and any other colour is a sign of an impending health hazard.

Reliable Plumbing Services

  • When you call us, our experienced team visits your premises and checks your plumbing system thoroughly to understand the problem areas.
  • After detecting the issues, they handle the problem with efficiency and speed and ensure that the system works smoothly.
  • Old metal pipes will be replaced with modern PVC or Polyethylene pipes that are rustproof and long-lasting.

For any information about our pipe relining services, feel free to contact SPS Plumbers St George at (02) 9099 9237. You can also contact us via this Online Form, and we will call you back to discuss your requirements.

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