Pipe problems? Donít dig up your floors and tear out your home or businessí walls to replace bad drainage pipes.
Pipe lining is a minimally invasive, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly way to rehabilitate your existing pipes without the mess of conventional repairs.
There are several methods of sewer repair, some require excavation. The preferred method, however, is to use trenchless technology, like pipelining. This method is also called CIPP or Cured in Place Pipelining.
Trenchless methods of sewer line repair are less expensive and less disruptive to your property so Affordable Plumbing, Heat & Electrical technicians will always try and use these trenchless methods, like Pipelining (CIPP) or Pipe Bursting whenever possible.
CIPP lining can be used to fix a wide range of complications that pipeline systems can experience in homes and businesses in Colorado Springs, CO. Because of CIPP liningís versatility and practicality, our team at Affordable Plumbing, Heat & Electrical is capable of fixing many different problems, including but not limited to:
Pipeline systems are exposed to various sources of waste on a regular basis, and without regular checkups or cleanings, this can erode their quality and efficiency over time. If a pipe is cracked or broken and needs more extensive repair, trenchless pipe lining is usually the best solution. These types of cracks and breaks will require more than just a drain cleaning and CIPP lining may be the best option.
Inspection First, an initial inspection of the pipe is performed by means of a high definition, full-color, and self-leveling sewer camera. During this process, we will measure the linear footage and diameter of your pipes as well as locate and document any problems such as cracks, blockages, tree roots, etc. After the inspection, you are provided with a copy of the video, a not-to-scale drawing of your sewerís layout, a deficiency report and a proposal to remedy any pipe problems we may have discovered.
Cleaning Second, the pipes are thoroughly cleaned utilizing hydro jetting or mechanical methods. This process removes tree roots, blockages and scale buildup in preparation for lining. On occasion, sewer cleaning may be all that is required to remedy pipe problems such as slow drains and blockages.
Lining After the pipe is cleaned and excess debris is removed, the pipe can now 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 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.
Reinstatements Finally, after the pipe has been lined, the branch lines that were covered over will have to be robotically reinstated or reopened with our state of the art reinstatement equipment. Robotic reinstatement technology allows us to use one continuous liner from one end of the pipe to the other ensuring that the fittings are protected as well.
Our certified plumbers and trained technicians will first scope your sewer line with a video camera to locate the damaged portion of the pipe. If the pipe is cracked or broken we will likely use pipelining to repair it. Once the crack is located we will access your sewer line and send a fabric liner into the sewer line. Once the liner is in place, we will inflate it and then use an epoxy that will cure in place. This epoxy allows the liner to harden and adhere to the existing broken pipe. Once the two parts have adhered, we will test the new line to make sure it is sealed. We will close up the access point, turn your water back on and let you get back to your life!
Pipe lining offers many benefits, stopping leaks and preventing tree roots from invading the sewer lines. The liner repairs and strengthens the damaged pipe to be as strong as a new pipe, making the process more affordable than open trench or excavation methods of repair. It also increases the flow and capacity of the liner because waste flows more smoothly through the liner surface. To learn more about how our services can help your home and your business in Colorado Springs, CO, contact us today!