Some plumbing issues, such as a leaking pipe under your bathroom sink, are easy to spot while others are sinister, occurring in sewer lines beneath your yard or a water line somewhere underground. Thankfully, they aren’t anything San Diego Pipelining cannot fix.
The method we use is trenchless pipe lining, and it’s a whole lot better than traditional pipe repair. Thanks to advancements in technology, dealing with the hidden portion of your plumbing no longer requires destructive digging. Contact us to speak with a Pacific Beach pipelining professional today.
How does trenchless pipe repair work?
The trenchless pipe lining process involves several steps. First, the damaged pipe is inspected using advanced imaging technologies to see where the damaged areas are and assess the extent of the damage. Once we know what’s going on your pipes, we clean the debris and cut root hairs, followed by pressure washing the pipes to remove all that has built up in the pipe.
Next, we create a new pipe inside your old piping system. Our pipelining material of choice is epoxy. It is incredibly durable (estimated life expectancy is roughly 50 years) and effectively seals off holes or pinhole leaks in the pipe. The epoxy liner will coat the inside of the pipe, creating a barrier that prevents further damage from happening. The resin is cured using heat or UV light, which hardens it and creates a new, smooth inner lining.
Our Pacific Beach pipelining company adheres to the highest standards of quality. We review our work through a final camera inspection to check if all cracks and holes are sealed, and that you now have a new functional pipeline.
Is epoxy lining safe?
Epoxy lining can be applied to any metal pipe of any building or structure, above or below the ground. Homes, hospitals, commercial buildings, airports, schools, and industrial businesses and navy ships use epoxy lining. Epoxy poses no safety concerns. It is used for potable water systems, fire sprinkles, HVAC systems, and hot water recirculation systems, among others.
Creating a new pipe line this way has many benefits
Lining a sewer pipe is a non-invasive process. The epoxy liner removes the need for reconstruction. The cured in place pipe lining acts as the new inner pipe. The old pipe can continue deteriorating and the liner will remain open and do its job.
Where before, leaks and corrosion meant replacing pipes, today, trenchless pipelining has emerged as the simpler alternative but not a DIY plumbing project by any means. Here are some reasons to consider this method.
Minimal Disruption: Trenchless pipelining minimizes disruption to the surrounding environment and community by avoiding the need for extensive excavation and the associated noise, dust, and traffic congestion. This is particularly important in urban areas where space is limited, and excavation could cause significant disruption to daily life.
Faster installation and repair: Trenchless pipelining can often be completed more quickly than traditional excavation methods, which can save time and reduce inconvenience to customers or residents. In fact, it can take a fraction of the time of traditional repiping.
Better structural integrity: Lining a sewer pipe improves the structural integrity of your sewer line. Better durability and resistance to leaks and cracks can help extend the life of the pipeline and reduce the need for future repairs or replacements.
Cost-effectiveness: Trenchless pipelining can be more cost-effective than traditional excavation methods because it requires less labor and equipment, and often takes less time to complete. It reduces the need for costly restoration of landscaping, hardscaping, and other features of the built environment that would need to be removed and replaced in traditional excavation methods.
Environmental benefits: Trenchless pipelining can have significant environmental benefits, including reduced carbon emissions associated with excavation, less disruption to sensitive habitats and ecosystems, and reduced soil erosion and sedimentation. It can also reduce the amount of material sent to landfills, as there is less need to dispose of excavated materials.
Improve flow capacity: Over time, up to 75% of flow capacity can be lost due to corrosion. Lining your sewer pipe can improve the capacity of your sewer line and increase its ability to handle bigger wastewater loads.
Clean water: Sewage pipes are a hot spot for microorganisms. Older pipes hit you with a double whammy of bacteria and sediments. Overlaying your old pipes with safe and durable epoxy liner translates to clean potable water.
Signs you need pipelining in your Pacific Beach home
Trenchless pipe repair is tailor-made for leaks and corrosion that don’t require dismantling aged pipes. These damages manifest in ways that are easily observable. If these signs come to your notice, you should get a pipe inspection from our Pacific Beach pipelining company.
Foul odor: If you notice a persistent foul odor coming from your drains, toilets or the outside of your home, it could be a sign of sewer pipe damage. This is usually caused by a buildup of sewage or wastewater in your pipes.
Slow drainage: Slow drainage is a common sign of sewer pipe damage. If multiple fixtures in your home are draining slowly, it could indicate that there is a blockage in your sewer line.
Gurgling sounds: If you hear gurgling or bubbling sounds coming from your drains, it could indicate a blockage in your sewer line. This is usually caused by trapped air in the pipes.
Water backup: Water backup is a serious sign of sewer pipe damage. If wastewater or sewage is backing up into your sinks, toilets or shower, it is important to contact a professional plumber immediately.
Mold growth: If there is mold growing on your walls or ceilings, it could be a sign of sewer pipe damage. This is usually caused by moisture from a leak in your sewer line.
Lush patches of grass: Spotted unusually green patches in your lawn or a sudden increase in rodents or insects? They could indicate a break or leak in your sewer line.
Get pipelining services from our trusted plumbers in Pacific Beach
San Diego Pipelining has a successful track-record of trenchless pipe lining. Our work is backed by a warranty that surpasses the industry standard. We’re known for our friendly service and advanced, cool-looking plumbers’ tools. Contact us for pipelining services, one of several other services we offer to help you maintain your home in top shape.