In the past, the only way to replace damaged or decaying pipes was by digging them up and physically removing them. Obviously, this process is time-consuming, and having your yard or property dug up is disruptive and messy. It can also be a financial strain since the destroyed landscaping has to be replaced after the pipes are repaired. Fortunately, in the last few years, a new process that is reliable, simple, and doesn’t require tearing up your lawn has been developed. If you need to have your pipes repaired, contact Insink Plumbing to learn more about pipe relining. After all, you’ve worked hard to make your Addison home look amazing; why destroy your yard if you don’t have to?

Pipe Relining

The process of rehabilitating pipes using relining technology comes to us from our neighbors across the pond. Relining capabilities were developed in England nearly 20 years ago. Here’s how it works:

  • First, the pipe is snaked with a camera to assess the severity of the damage and determine whether or not relining is a viable option.
  • The pipe will then be cleared by a high-pressure water jet, which will remove debris and particulates from the pipe.
  • Once the pipe is cleared, a flexible liner is cut to fit the length of that pipe and is soaked in a preparatory resin.
  • When the liner is prepared, compressed air is used to set it in place.
  • To help the resin and the liner set more quickly, hot water can be run through the newly repaired pipe.

Advantages of Pipe Relining

  • It is a “non-invasive” process as far as your landscaping is concerned. No need to dig up your lawn.
  • It is quick. Not having to dig trenches and avoiding other pipes and electrical lines means the difference between weeks and days.
  • Pipe relining is less expensive than pipe replacement. Less time means less labor.

For pipe repair and plumbing maintenance in Addison that you can trust, rely on Insink Plumbers. We have the knowledge and the experience to do the job right and keep your plumbing system running smoothly for years to come.