Damaged sewer lines and drains are among commonplace issues faced by every professional plumber. Repairs become more and more difficult if the problem is ignored or left to develop over time.

It is easy to ignore what is not seen, and it is even easy to ignore the small problems you notice that might indicate problems within your sewer system. If the sinks are draining more slowly it might be easy to write that off as a minor irritation as opposed to a possible problem that needs addressing. When a pipe system finally blows up, it’s easy to imagine the worst. Major trench digging and massive property unearthing. You might think that the only method of repair is to opt for traditional means.

A new no-dig solution has arrived! The emergence of this system has dramatically changed how people perceived pipe repairs and replacements. Trenchless pipe lining is a minimally invasive process which allows the rehabilitation of existing drainage pipe without having to tear it out and replace it conventionally.

This new method has a 50 year life expectancy so as inconvenient as it may be to acknowledge that pesky slow drain it is much smarter to face the problem head on! Rapid Plumbing is a 24 hour service that will show up at your door with over twenty years experience. They are proud to offer unsurpassed service and the latest technology to their customers.

1. Inspection

First, an initial inspection is performed by means of a high definition, full color, and self leveling sewer camera. During this process a plumber will locate and document any problems such as cracks, blockages, tree roots, etc.

2. Cleaning

Second, the pipes are thoroughly cleaned with hydro-jetting or mechanical methods. This process removes tree roots, blockages and scale buildup in preparation for the lining. Sometimes, sewer cleaning may be all that is required to remedy pipe problems such as slow drains and blockages. Just remember if there is need to line the pipe then you won’t have to deal with the problem again for a very long time!

3. Lining

After the pipe is cleaned and the debris have been removed, the pipe is ready to be lined. The felt liner is measured and cut to the dimensions of the pipe such as length and diameter. Then the liner is saturated with a two-part epoxy and inserted into the pipe either by the Inversion Method or the Pull-In-Place Method. An inflatable bladder is inflated inside of the epoxy-saturated liner causing the liner to take the shape of the pipe while it cures in place. After the epoxy has cured, the bladder is removed and a brand new pipe is left in place inside of the existing one.

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If you’re still weary about trying something new then keep in mind that relining your pipes costs much less than older more traditional methods. There is no need to tear into walls, live away from your home for weeks or do any reconstruction. The plumbers will only work on the interior of the piping system and they do not disturb any of the surrounding areas.