12th November, 2020

The Pipe Relining Process [Infographic]

Pipe relining process

As you’d probably expect, there’s a lot going on with your plumbing. Pipes are buried with debris or other construction materials around them. Or they’re hidden behind walls, under concrete or in hard to access places for decades in buildings where the ground has moved. A lot can happen with pipes that we don’t see!

Cracking, corrosion, or blockages from ground movement, tree intrusion or construction is common. And more often than not, it goes unnoticed. These plumbing and drainage  systems are an integral part of our lives, so it’s only fair that when they’re suffering, we should give them some love!

Pipe relining is the process of repairing a damaged pipe by inserting a flexible, resin infused liner (which is incredibly strong), into the host pipe. This creates a brand new inner-pipe to keep your plumbing running and save you from any large excavations. 

The process of pipe relining has more steps than you might think! While it’s still going to be one of the quickest and most cost effective ways to repair your hard-to-get-to pipes, there’s still a lot involved. At Emu Plumbing & Pipe Relining we take care of the whole process for you. 

The pipe relining process infographic

The Pipe Relining Process

Inspecting the Pipe
We use our CCTV drain inspection technology to take a look at what’s causing your plumbing issues

Cleaning & Clearing
We’ll nearly always find debris and gunk inside the pipes, so we use our drain eel, Picote or Fixer machines, robotic cutter or water jetter to clear any debris or blockages. We’ll also thoroughly clean the pipes walls to ensure the bond between the new lining and the old pipe.

The final check
We’ll send our CCTV drain camera down again to ensure the pipe is clean, clear and ready to be relined. The pipe must be completely clean for pipe relining to work!

Preparing the pipe relining
We’ll determine the length of pipe lining that’s required and then  mix the required amount of epoxy or silicate resin with the hardening agent.

Inserting the pipe reline
We use a special inversion drum to insert the flexible epoxy resin infused liner or a specialised bladder with a silicate infused patch liner into the damaged pipe/s.

Setting the liner 
We use air, water along with required temperature to set the completely new, watertight pipe liner within the old pipe. .

Completing the pipe reline
Once the damaged section of the pipe has been relined, we’ll jump back in with our CCTV drain inspection gear to ensure everything has been set correctly and all the damage is completely covered.

This process might seem long and complicated, but our team of experienced and fully qualified pipe reliners have got this down to a fine art! From our first inspection, we’ll be able to give you a timeframe of how long you can expect the job to take. 

Check out our latest pipe relining case study to see one of the trickiest jobs we’ve done! 

For a complete pipe relining quote, call us today on 07 3358 3201 or request a quote online

  • “Fast responses, extremely polite, and honest work”

    The team at Emu plumbing never fail to impress. Tony, Niles, Eli and Joseph are all beyond excellent in their work. Fast responses, extremely polite, and honest work. They’re very thorough and take time to explain situations to make sure everyone understands what is being done and why, they hold a great attention to detail and always clean up after themselves. I can’t recommend Emu enough.

    Thank you guys!

    Airport Hacienda Motel
  • “They did a very thorough, excellent job, with photographic evidence, were very reasonably priced and very professional”

    I needed to call an emergency plumber on a Saturday afternoon for issues at the office where I work in Kingsford Smith Drive in Eagle Farm. I called two local after-hours plumbers without success. Emu answered on the first ring although already busy with a job down the road. They estimated they would be finished with the current job and would be at the office by 4.30 pm which they were. They did a very thorough, excellent job, with photographic evidence, were very reasonably priced and very professional/ I would highly recommend them and use their services again without hesitation.

    Teresa S, Happy After Hours Customer
  • “Will use you guys again for sure”

    Very happy with your service and the work done…  will use you guys again for sure.

    Wayne W, Equipment Finance and Leasing
  • “I would recommend”

    Efficient, reliable and friendly service. I would recommend Emu plumbing!
    Chris A, Waterstop Solutions QLD
  • “The boys deserve some high praise”

    I just wanted to let you know what a good job your young lads did. We’re very happy with the result. The boys deserve some high praise – so efficient, thoughtful, pleasant and a work ethic to be treasured.

    Betty M
  • “The team arrived on time and completed their work with obvious care and skill”

    We are extremely happy with the work of the team.  Alistair, Niall and Tye arrived on time and completed their work with obvious care and skill.  They were happy to show us the progression of the work and left the site clean and tidy.  Also, The guy who did the initial inspection and quote displayed similar professionalism (sorry I didn’t remember his name).  They are all a credit to your firm.

    B & J Hancock, Another Happy Customer
  • “In a league of your own! ”

    Both Iréna and I wish to convey our most sincere thanks for you and your team’s swift and professional resolution to our recent plumbing challenges. We could not praise Alistair and Niles more highly for their incredible technical capabilities, their client focus and their well developed interpersonal and communication skills.

    It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with such a progressive organization as Emu Plumbing. What this rather long-running issue that we have been grappling with over several years, and having engaged numerous other “so-called plumbing professionals”, has proven to us is that there are plumbers and then there is your team….in a league of your own!

    Richard G, Another happy customer
  • “Honest and upfront on saving me money”

    Professional and polite tradesmen. Honest and upfront on saving me money by suggesting alternative solution (dig up ended up being cheaper than reline). Will definitely use them again in future.

    I was impressed with them providing photos of the job as it progressed all packaged up.

    Alex W
  • “Definitely will be using Emu again!”

    Great detailed information on the drain inspection report! Definitely will be using Emu again.

    Luke S, Go Green Solutions
  • “Tony and his team are brilliant”

    If you are reading these reviews, trying to find an honest and reliable team, Emu Plumbing won’t let you down. Tony and his team are brilliant, they cleared and patched a severely broken storm water pipe under our carport. Niles & Jason were on time, professional and left the site clean and tidy. Can’t recommend highly enough! Thanks Tony

    Harry S, Happy Pipe Relining Customer
  • “Absolutely amazing and very helpful”

    We were in a situation where we needed a gas technician to come and assess if there was a gas leak at our property where a previous technician has disconnected our gas cylinder and therefore had no gas for hot showers etc. The team at Emu were absolutely amazing and very helpful when I rang them and told them about our situation. A technician was organised to come out and he managed to fix the problem.

    It’s nice to know that humanity still exists and that they helped as soon as they could, at a reasonable price too! A huge Thank You to the great team at Emu (Shakira, Nials and Tony), we will definitely recommend your business to others as well!

    Szandra P, Happy Customer

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