Imagine this – you’ve had drain blockages, there is movement around the yard or buildings, you’ve had recurring drainage issues, and plumbers can’t give you a straight answer about a solution. Now you need to make a decision fast so that you don’t have another after hours call out to unblock.
Does this sound familiar?
It’s a scenario we know many are all too familiar with.
And when there’s newer technology like pipe relining, it can get even trickier to make your mind up which way to go. It’s a solution that more plumbers are offering, but they might not have the experience or knowledge to provide you with the best solution.
We’ve put together a quick and easy guide for you to learn more about pipe relining and how you can choose the right team for your job.
If you haven’t already, jump on over to our Pipe Relining Brisbane article to learn what pipe relining is, how it works and how it can help you or your business.
1. Pipe Relining Experience
You’ll be looking for a pipe relining team who have experience. There are a few ways to determine who is going to be the best fit for your job.
If you’re researching online, make sure that your pipe reliners have the following on their website:
- Case studies
- Number of years experience
If someone isn’t showcasing their experience and work they’ve completed, it’s likely they’re still green in this area and don’t have the years of training and practical experience under their belts for your job.
2. Warranties & Guarantees
When you’re researching which companies to use for pipe relining, take a look at their warranties, guarantees and how they’re maintained.
There are businesses who offer a 2 year guarantee on their services with no follow up maintenance. When you’re spending money on serious plumbing issues, is 2 years enough for you?
At Emu Plumbing we offer a 20 year guarantee on all pipe relining workmanship. And Brawoliner, our chosen liner, offers a 50 year warranty on their product. So we expect our products and work to stand the test of time!
For our guarantees, we do require a CCTV pipe inspection each year to ensure no damage has been made to the liner. This can be a chance to check the other areas that have not been relined – so it’s great preventative maintenance too. All this while confirming the condition of the liner we installed is tip top.
3. What Does Your Pipe Relining Quote Look Like?
You may be tempted by the lowest quote. But a bit of scrutiny can go a long way.
You’ll need to find out why a particular company can offer a lower price. There are some things to assess when you’re looking at your quote:
- What are the lengths of pipe that are being repaired?
- Will you be patch relining or inversion relining?
- What is the damage caused by – will you need to clean out tree roots?
- Will there be pieces of broken pipe that need to be removed prior to relining?
- What’s the guarantee and maintenance service?
Your pipe relining team should be able to specify these variables in your quote so you’ll know exactly what you’re paying for.
When it comes to back up service – you will want to be assured your team will respond to your questions and give you confidence to keep your drain running smoothly.
Finding the right pipe relining team for your business can be daunting, but with the simple tips above it can be a whole lot easier.