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Australian households generate about 70,000 litres of wastewater per person each year. For this reason, it is
essential to ensure that your sewer system is working properly.
There are two types of pipes commonly used in sewer systems – polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and earthenware or clay pipes. PVC has been widely used in the country for more than 30 years now. Earthenware pipes are common in old homes that were built until the early 1980s. These pipes are very rigid and brittle making them more vulnerable to drainage problems.
Root infiltration is the most destructive element facing homeowners who are maintaining an ageing sewer system. Leaks at the joint area of earthenware pipes can attract nearby tree roots leading to a blocked drain or a damaged sewer line.
At Plumber Homebush, we recommend a trenchless solution in rehabilitating your sewer system called pipe relining. This method eliminates the need for costly excavations making it a more viable option than traditional methods of pipe repair.
How do we know if pipe relining is the best solution for you?
When you observe the signs of a sewer line failure, we will perform a CCTV drain camera survey to assess your sewer system. Here are some of the signs of a sewer line failure:
► Unexplained wetness in areas near your drains
► The toilet is making gurgling sounds when flushed
► Kitchen or bathroom sinks are draining very slowly
► Rising of water level in the toilet bowl
► Unpleasant smells around your property
What are the key benefits of pipe relining?
✔ Durable – The strength of the liner extends the life of your sewer line by up to 50 years! Relined pipes are also joint-less making it 100% resistant to root intrusion.
✔ Lower overall costs – A ‘no dig’ solution means no need for costly excavations or landscape restorations. Maintenance costs are greatly reduced as well since root intrusion is not a problem anymore.
✔ Less disruption – Trenchless methods will only require an existing access point resulting to less disruption.
✔ Minimal downtime – Unlike traditional methods that can take days or weeks to complete, pipe relining can be done in a few hours.
How does pipe relining work?
Pipe relining can be done in 4 simple steps. Here is a rundown of the entire process:
1. Inspection – The sewer line is assessed using a CCTV drain camera. This will identify the problem and locate any cracks or missing sections in your sewer system
2. Cleaning – Following the video inspection, the sewer line will be cleaned by high pressure water blasting. The water jetting machine is also capable of removing tree roots within the sewer line.
3. Lining – A resin-saturated felt tube is loaded into a machine called an air inverter. The felt liner will be blown inside out on to the damaged pipe using air pressure. Then, it will be cured for a couple of hours using ambient air. Hot water or steam will be needed during the curing process for larger pipes.
4. Post-curing – A video inspection will be conducted again to evaluate the relined pipe. This ensures the quality of the pipe relining job.
For a detailed information about the benefits of pipe relining, call us today on 0411 230 121.