Imagine having a broken/leaking/blocked sewer or stormwater drainage pipe to your premises or business that was buried under gardens or concrete. Getting to this pipe is difficult enough, but then having to replace it? It can be very disruptive. If you were able to simply repair this underground damage without having to dig up & then reinstate everything would save much hassle.
Traditionally, fixing drains that are broken in an obstructed area required a team to dig up the area, remove the pipes and replace them with new sections. As you can imagine, this is not only costly, but also very time consuming and disruptive. A business that needs to replace a buried pipe may need to close their doors for days! That’s a lot of lost revenue that you don’t need.
But there is a fast, reliable and cost effective solution.
Pipe relining can repair damaged pipes without the need to excavate trenching the surrounding areas. Broken, cracked & root infected drain pipes can be repaired without the need to invasive digging and replacement using this new technology.
How Does Pipe Relining Work?
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it’s not!
If you or your plumber find a broken pipe in your buried, underground or hard-to-reach pipes and determine that it needs to be repaired to prevent further structural and plumbing damage, pipe relining can be your knight in shining armour.
Where do we start?
First comes to inspecting your pipes with CCTV and using a water jetter to clean your pipes. It’s important to have completely grime and dirt free pipes, as well as removing any large obstructions for when the lining is inserted. Using the latest technology in water jetting, these tools are powerful enough to cut through tree roots that could be growing inside your pipes. Then if the pipes are PVC, a Picote drain machine is used to scour the pipe and prepare the surface ready for lining.
Now that you’ve got your super-clean pipes, you’re ready for relining.
Basically, pipe relining inserts a flexible epoxy resin infused liner into your pipes using air and then set using water temperature & flow. This lines the pipe creating a completely new, watertight pipe within the old one.
Because of its flexibility, the product will seamlessly merge with the existing pipes to create a completely new and incredibly strong inner pipe.
How Do You Know if You Need Pipe Relining?
To identify a leak/break in your underground pipes, there are a few things that you need to be on the lookout for…
- Gurgling sounds of smells in your toilets/sinks etc- could mean a partially blocked pipe caused by a break letting roots in.
- Is there an area outside that seems constantly damp or forming sinkholes? This could be a sign of a broken/leaking pipe in that area.
- Surcharging waste or water out of grates outside (or inside!) means a complete blockage- call quickly.
Not only can a hidden broken pipe be smelly and noisy, it can be a very costly venture for you or your business in other areas if not taken care of ASAP.
Escaping water can mean structural damage to the foundations of your establishment. With excess water, even a slow leak that’s not causing flooding, can cause major damage that will cause a lot of stress.
Additionally, health issues can be caused by leaking pipes. Damage to certain pipes can even mean contamination to your clean drinking water that you serve your customers – which you know will really cost you.
How Emu Plumbing do Pipe Relining
Emu Plumbing are proud to use BRAWOLINER technology for all our relining both inversion & patching. We choose to work with BRAWOLINER because their no-dig rehabilitation was designed specifically to repair damaged pipes for a wide range of diameters and materials. So we can reline almost any type of pipe! BRAWOLINER offers many advantages, one of which is the way the resin is utilised and applied, we find to be far superior to other methods employed by other relining brands.
Pipe relining can save enormous amounts of money compared to what a full pipe excavation and replacement would. Brawoliner’s durability guarantee of 50 years, you can be sure you’re getting the best possible relining solution to serve you well into the future.