Having a faulty water, sewer, or gas line at your home can be a huge inconvenience. In the past, you would have had to dig up land or even flooring to access these pipes for repairs. This became a lengthy and very expensive process. Also, it required you to hire a large team of workers which is also more expensive and not very environmentally friendly.
Luckily, beginning in 1971, an individual names Eric Wood developed new trenchless technology which has helped eliminate the need for this digging. The technology he used is called cured-in-place lining. Upon creation, he gave it the Latin name insitu form, meaning form in place. This method started to become mainstream in 1994.
The cured-in-place process is just one of many trenchless methods that plumbers used. This method is beneficial because it can be used on your existing pipeline. Today’s technology allows for this method to be used on a large range of pipe sizes from 4″ to 110″. Also, it can be used on almost every pipe in your house, from water to gas.
When hiring a company to complete repairs on your pipeline, it is important to make sure that they are familiar with this type of trenchless repair. The process itself can be somewhat confusing to those who are not educated in the area, but in essence, they should be able to complete repairs on your pipes with very little digging. Most companies will use a resin to coat the damaged pipes, some may offer a resin that is made by the company. This resin is entered through an access point, such as an existing manhole or one created through minor excavation.
Of course, there is an endless amount of benefits to having your pipes repaired using CIPP technology. As previously mentioned, this is a trenchless method. This means that you will not have to worry about having your home or yard destroyed. This method can also be used at businesses, government buildings, hospitals, and really any size building that needs pipe repairs.
When you own a business, you understand that time is money. Traditional reparation methods will interfere with your company and may even require you to close during the repairs. Luckily, when plumbers use CIPP, it does very little to interfere with your daily life and business.
Plumbers can use CIPP to rehabilitate pipes of almost any kind. This means that you can have this technology used on pipes that have bends, is leaking, or one that is completely structurally unsound. IF your pipeline has bends, a special design may have to be taken into consideration by the professionals you choose. This method has a smooth interior that has no joints, but it is able to repair pipelines with bends.
Choosing to make repairs using CIPP can not only be beneficial to you, but also help lower your carbon footprint. Overall, the process uses fewer resources to complete repairs compared to more traditional reparation methods. This means that less trucks and vehicles are used, which will save on fuel and energy costs. It also makes the process as a whole more environmentally friendly.
As previously mentioned, CIPP or cured-in-place pipe lining is a completely trenchless way to make repairs on your sewer, water, gas, or other lines. This method when done correctly will restore your pipelines to like new or even better quality. Since, plumbers use existing entrance points, there is little to no need to complete any excavation, which allows you to continue your way of life with very little interference from the repairs. If you find that you are having a leak at your home or business, make sure to mention this trenchless method to the plumber of your choosing.