7 Steps of the Pipe Relining Process
Pipe relining is a quick and efficient way of returning your pipe’s effectiveness and strength back and curing it from all its obscurities and damages. But, just like other repair processes, it has its own steps and methods to follow too so that the pipe relining procedures will be successful and well taken. These steps are to be followed by plumbers to avoid mess and failures and to assure the welfare of your sewer pipes.
Here are the steps taken during pipe:
The very first step towards an effective sewer pipe repair is inspecting the pipe suggested for restoration. This is to know what is the problem and obscurities within your pipe. This is done through the utilisation of a pipe camera to see the damaged area and if any other areas need cleaning and blockage clearing.
2.Cleaning and clearing blockages
Whenever there are any detected grease and fat build up or blockages, those irritations should be removed. Root intrusion as well should be removed to avoid complete wrecking the sewer line. This is done through the use of robotic cutter which removes any obstructions in the way. Blockages and root intrusion will find it impossible to stay because robotic cutters can pretty much cut anything, even concrete, steel and other hard materials. Then, it will be followed by the use of a high pressure water jetter. The high pressured water it releases will remove any debris and build up to polish the sewer pipe’s interior. This ensures the cleanliness of the pipe to assure a good bond from the pipe’s interior and the pipe lining.
3.Check if pipe is ready to be relined
The plumbers will then set the pipe camera down for the second time to ensure that the pipe is undoubtedly ready for relining, giving you the assurance that your pipe is free from all blockages, build ups and intrusions before the installation of the pipe lining.
4. Pipe lining preparation
In this step, the length of the pipe lining needed will be measured. The length of the sewer pipe to be relined will be measured in the first place to get the enough length of pipe lining material. Necessary mixing will be performed to get ready for the actual relining process.
5. Pipe lining insertion
This juncture, the lining material will then be inserted into the damaged pipe. Most pipe repair technology uses compressed air to blow the lining inside the pipe until it completely adheres to the pipes shape and size perfectly sticking into its interior walls.
6. Curing the lining
In some other cases, the resin or the pipe liner will be left to cure by itself, but sometimes, plumbers will speed up the process through the use of hot water or steam.
In UV pipe lining, UV lighting is used to cure the pipe lining. This lighting rig will be inserted within your sewer pipes to cure the pipe lining until it is cured to its full hardness.
7. Junction and inspection pits cutting
When the pipe lining or resin has completely cured, the pipe is already repaired and relined. After such, plumbers would then have to cut out the junctions and inspections pits. This is done so that water will never get behind the cured lining.