There are few things homeowners dread hearing from their plumbing contractor more than that their pipes need replacement. It’s an expensive and time-consuming process, but the alternative—letting leaks and holes in their pipes to grow, wasting water and potentially causing contamination—is even worse.
Pipe relining gives homeowners a less expensive alternative that doesn’t involve tearing up their yards. Relining a pipe involves inserting a liner into a pipe that bonds to the pipe and covers holes in the pipe. The liner is as strong as, if not stronger, than the pipe it replaces.
To reline a pipe, A-1 Sewer & Septic Service, Inc. will insert a camera into the pipe to assess damage and to determine whether relining will work. Once a liner is determined to be the suitable repair, A-1 will flush the pipe with a high-pressure jet of water, if necessary. Next, a seamless, flexible liner is cut to size and treated with an environmentally safe resin. The liner is inserted into the pipe using compressed air. A-1 will then allow the resin to cure over a set period of time.
Unlike replacing pipes, which requires plumbers to dig a huge trench in your yard, pipe relining requires only a small hole to gain access to the pipe to insert the liner. It’s also much faster than pipe replacement.
Homeowners in the Kansas City area who think they may need pipe replacement should contact A-1 Sewer & Septic Service to determine whether pipe relining is a viable option. A-1 Sewer & Septic Service is a well-established plumbing contractor providing a full range of services, including pipe relining. Contact us today for a no-obligation estimate.