Your Guide To Pipe Relining – How Does It Work?

Cracked, sagging, or burst pipes lead to major issues for homes, businesses, and the wider community. Not so long ago, the only solution to repair damaged pipes was a time consuming and messy process, to fix either a part of a system or a whole line. Luckily, there is a revised solution for repairing pipes that no longer requires excavation… trenchless pipe relining! Keep reading our blog for your guide on all topics related to pipe relining.  

What is pipe relining?

Pipe relining, otherwise called trenchless or no-dig pipe repair, is the solution for damaged or cracked pipes. This technique works by inserting a specially designed material which is then inflated (while inside the pipe) until it is flush against the lining of a pipe interior. 

How long does pipe relining last?

A properly relined pipe has a life expectancy of up to 50 years. And Fluid Pipe Relining offers a generous 40-year warranty on their services.

What are the benefits of pipe relining?

Drain and sewer pipe relining carry a host of benefits including the following:

  • Save time and money – The no-dig process means no excavation, resulting in time and cost savings.
  • Non-destructive – Expect no disturbance to the landscape, floors, driveways, bathrooms, and gardens with this technique.
  • Quick process – Faster turnaround compared to the traditional pipe replacement process, which can often take weeks.
  • Versatile – It can repair many different types of pipes, such as sewerage lines, stormwater drains, and septic pipes. This solution is also effective at repairing pipes with bends and hard-to-reach sections.
  • Environmentally friendly – There is less waste produced as a result since existing pipes stay in place. 

What is the process of pipe relining?

The first step in the pipe relining process is examining the damaged pipe with a specialised CCTV camera. The purpose of this assessment is to work out the level of damage in the system, and subsequently, judge if the pipes can be relined or need replacement. Once it has been settled that relining the pipe is the best option, our technicians will go ahead and clean the pipe with a high-power jet to remove any debris. This includes tree roots, grease, oil, and foreign items that are clogging the system.

As soon as the pipe is thoroughly cleaned, a bladder of thick resin is inflated into the pipe system. We use a two-part epoxy resin that is correctly mixed before the pipe can be filled with the relining material through an appropriate access point. The resin is treated to ensure it hardens to form a new, stronger layer inside your existing pipe.

Lastly, we make sure the resin is hardened properly, and check that our work has no wrinkling or open spaces. With the use of our CCTV camera, our technicians will show you the before and after footage for your peace of mind. At Fluid Pipe Relining, we always leave our clients happy with their newly lined pipe and with no mess to deal with!

For Your Pipe Repair Needs, Get In Touch With Fluid Pipe Relining

Traditional pipe repair techniques tend to be slow and messy. It usually involves digging trenches, having to deal with waste and reinstating gardens and pathways. Whereas modern relining techniques drastically reduce the time and money spent on traditional pipe repairs.

If you are considering relining for your property, contact Fluid Pipe Relining today. Whether you need help with blocked drains, trenchless pipe relining, or blocked sewers, we are ready to help you out. Call our expert team on 0410 522 799 now!

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