How Does Drain Relining Work?
When you experience a blocked or broken drain, there are a number of different ways it can be fixed. However, not all of these are cost-effective and can burn a big hole through your pockets in the process. Drain relining is one of the best ways to repair damage, without the extensive costs that come with it. It requires little digging to reach the affected pipes and drains, unlike pipe or drain replacement, with little effort involved. Here’s everything you need to know about how drain relining works.
How Does It Work?
Replacing pipes or drains can become a nightmare. It involves digging up the ground and can prove extremely difficult depending on the location of your pipes. Pipe or drain relining is an easier way to achieve the same results. It will fix the internal damage of your drain, without the need to dig up the land around it.
Pipe relining is the process of repairing your drain by curing them from the inside with a special resin. There is next-to-no digging involved, making it a cost-effective and less-intensive method for repairs of your pipes or drains.
What Is The Process Involved?
Now we understand a little about what drain and pipe relining is, here is the process that is involved in the inversion pipe relining method:
- The first step is to find out what exactly the issue with the pipe is. A CCTV drain camera inspection will be performed, sending a camera into the affected drain to determine the issue. The camera will determine if there are any blockages that need clearing, or any damage that is apparent. This information will then be used to determine the next steps in the process.
- The next step is to clear the pipe of any blockages and to give it a thorough clean. A high-pressure water jetter is used to clear it, which will then ensure the bond between the lining and the new pipe is secure.
- Once this has taken place, a CCTV drain camera will then be sent back down the pipes for one final check. It will determine just how effective the cleaning and clearing of the drain was and to checking whether the drain is now ready for the relining process.
- The length of the pipe lining is determined and prepared to be inserted using a purpose-built truck. A special inversion drum is used to blow the liner into the pipe. The inside of the liner has resin on it, which presses against the original pipe through compressed air.
- Now you have to wait to give the resin time to cure into a hard, protective coating. This process can be sped up through the use of hot water.
- Any junctions or inspection pits now need to be cut out of the pipe. This will involve the use of either a grinder or robotic cutter.
- One final check is then carried out using a CCTV drain camera, to ensure the new pipe lining is in place and doing its job.
Benefits Of Relining Your Pipes
There are a few benefits that come from this process. These include:
- No need to dig up your land and destroy any landscaping.
- The task is a lot safer to carry out, with no trenches or holes being dug that could lead to damage.
- It is a cost-effective process that can also add value to your home.
- Pipe relining is a durable option that reinforces the piping system.
- The process is much faster than other options, which means there is less disruption for you as well.
Contact The Experts
If your pipes are in need of repair, then contact the experts at Zabs Plumbing today. We are highly trained when it comes to diagnosing pipe and drain problems and coming up with the most cost-effective solution for our clients.
Pipe or drain relining can save you time, money and hassle, producing amazing results in the process. Our expert team can carry out the process for you, leaving your pipes as good as new afterwards – often even stronger than they were before.
If you are ready to get started, then get in touch or give us a call today.