Over time, your plumbing system will experience pipe issues, warranty repair, or worse replacement of the entire pipe. Whether you’re repairing or replacing your pipes, the process can be quite messy.
Fortunately, there’s a more convenient way of repairing your damaged pipes—CIPP lining. However, only a few people are aware of this procedure.
Short for cured-in-place-pipe, CIPP lining is a modern method of rehabilitating pipes with a trench-less process. The CIPP lining process aims to restore and repair existing pipes by using a textile liner tube and liquid resin. An expert inserts a resin-reinforced liner through an existing pipe, which is then cured to create a seamless and durable ‘pipe-within-a-pipe.’
Read on to learn more about CIPP lining.
- It’s A ‘Dig-Less’ Method
CIPP lining is a trenchless pipe repair method, so you don’t need excavation to assess, repair, or replace your pipes. Using the latest video technology, a plumbing technician can take a peek and inspect the inside of your plumbing and determine the damage in your lines.
Once assessment is done and damage is determined, new pipes are fed through old pipes. This solution keeps you from digging up old pipes that can ruin your landscaping or driveway.
- It’s An Affordable And A Fast Solution
Compared with traditional methods of repairing or replacing old or damaged pipes, CIPP lining is more time-efficient and cost-effective.
As mentioned earlier, it’s less invasive than traditional methods. There’s little to no digging required. Thus, you won’t be needing a large crew of workers to repair and replace your damaged pipes. Plus, you won’t have to pay for renting out the equipment needed for excavation. With fewer workers and no specialized excavation equipment needed to line your pipes, the process costs less.
In addition, CIPP lining takes less time to install. Part of the reason why traditional plumbing replacements and repairs are so expensive is that they take too long. It’s common to wait for days to completely replace and repair your pipes with traditional methods. When there’s bad weather, you can expect the process to take longer.
However, with CIPP lining, replacements and repairs can be done within a day. With faster repair, you can reduce labor costs. This is particularly beneficial if you need to have your plumbing system up and running again to get back to your normal routine.
- It’s Versatile
Regardless of how big your yard is or what structures are on it (sidewalks, gas lines, roadways, garden, driveway), CIPP lining can be installed without affecting the property.
It’s a great solution for repairing small to large residential plumbing systems, as well as those in commercial buildings. Hence, you’ll have more options when you choose to have a CIPP lining installed, unlike the limitations that come with traditional plumbing repairs.
- It’s A Long-Lasting Repair Solution
PVC pipes used for plumbing lines have a general lifespan of 50 to 65 years. With such a long lifespan, most people think that it’s much better to simply replace the pipes with new ones when serious plumbing problems occur.
However, what most people don’t know is that CIPP lining can last for just as long. When properly lined and cured, CIPP plumbing can go for another 50 to 65 years. With such a long lifespan, along with the benefits mentioned above, it’s a no-brainer to invest in CIPP rather than go for traditional plumbing line repair and replacement.
Besides being a long-lasting repair solution, CIPP lining can address or prevent pipe leakage effectively. It requires adding a protective layer along the pipes to avoid pipe leakage and protect them from pipe shock. It’s even water-resistant, keeping water from passing through it. However, if the lining wears out eventually, its material can still withstand moisture, last longer, and can even be reused. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about maintaining it since the pipe material won’t crack.
- It Isn’t Suitable For Severely Damaged Or Corroded Pipes
While CIPP lining is a great solution for damaged pipes, it does have its limitations. For one, to ensure the quality lining of your pipes, the existing pipes should be in relatively decent condition. This means that CIPP lining doesn’t work on severely damaged and corroded pipes. Moreover, the pipes should be close to the surface in order to work.
CIPP lining is one of the best solutions in modern plumbing. Unlike the traditional process of repairing or replacing damaged pipes, it’s an effective, smooth, and economical process for rehabilitating your old pipes.