If you were able to take a look inside the piping systems of your property you might be surprised at the amount of existing damage depending on the age of your property. Cracks, holes, roots, debris and dirt. It used to be the case that unless you want to dig up the whole of the old pipe and replace it physically there was really not a lot you could do about it. Today’s Professional plumbers like Dr.Drip are high-tech. We use CCTV cameras to locate damaged areas of pipe and blockages and relining equipment to repair old pipes.
So how does relining work?
In order for your pipes to effectively and efficiently allow waste to flow out from the property, its inner space must be free from obstructions (typically, tree roots, dirt, hair and waste build-up). A relining machine is one which can extend a resin coated cylindrical pipe made from textile into the old pipe using compressed air.
First, the damage must be assessed using CCTV Cameras. Then, any blockages will be removed using a high pressure water jet. Once, the drain is cleared the relining machine will be attached to the pipes access point. Compressed air will then be pumped through the textile pipe liner. As the liner moves through the pipe it fits perfectly to the contours of the pipe and sticks. The resin begins to cure or solidify and to speed this process hot water is pumped through the pipe. The result is a brand new pipe within a pipe!
The relining process has revolutionised residential and commercial pipe maintenance. You no longer need to dig up the garden or parts of the property, pay a weeks’ worth of labour or sacrifice the productivity of your business. Most projects can be completed on the same day and you should be allowed to see the pipe before and after. The sight of the new clean and smooth surface of the pipe really gives a great sense of satisfaction and money well spent.
Relined pipes are smoother, stronger and faster than any other. They have a life expectancy of 50 years + and they are 100% water tight.
Dr.Drip uses state of the art relining equipment, more information can be found at www.drdripplumbing.com.au.