CIPP, short for Cured in place pipe, is a type of pipe repair services that eradicates the need to dig trenches just to install or repair outdated pipes. This technology’s efficiency is unmatched as not only is it reliable but has also enhanced work continuity as it takes a shorter time to replace pipes. CIPP has also helped reduce the negative effect that traditional pipe laying and repair methods have on the landscape hence reducing the cost of having to restore the look of one’s garden or deck. CIPP is slowly taking over the plumbing industry although not too many people are familiar with the service. Below, we will step by step outline the process of CIPP sewer repair to help you understand the technology better and appreciate it.
Cured in place pipes is a method used by plumbers to replace old sewer lines and other piping systems without the need of having to dig through the ground to get to the pipes.
It involves finding an entry point and drilling through as one navigates through the old piping system. This is done to identify the piping layout and paths.
The cured in place pipes are initially in liquid form. The main material in these pipes is resin.
The resin material is then made to flow through the old piping system taking the path that had been initially identified. It is made to flow throughout the entire pipe covering every inch.
The resin material the dries up over time. As it does this, it tends to cover any cracks that were present in the original piping layout. The material has been made to be able to dry up as quickly as possible.
The layer of the resin material applied is insignificantly thick and hence it won’t decrease the diameter of the pipe significantly. This means that any liquid would flow through the pipes normally as it would in the old pipes.
The repair doesn’t have to be done on the entire pipe. If there is only a portion of the pipe that has burst, then it can be located and localized using other devices so that the resin could only be applied to that portion. It is however advisable that the entire piping system is repaired instead of just a portion of it. The former option is usually for those working on a tight budget.
Depending on the size of pipe you are repairing, the resin would typically take between 24-48 hours to dry. The plumbers will inform you when you should start using the pipes again.
Although CIPP may seem rather expensive at first compared to the traditional methods, it actually isn’t. Its advantage is that it is a onetime cost that doesn’t bring up other expenses like traditional methods. Repairing your pipes the traditional way will leave your garden looking ugly leaving you with no other option but to restore it which is an additive cost. CIPP is also efficient and way reliable that the traditional methods.