Do you know how old your plumbing system is? Drain lines, pipes, and sewer lines in your home or business all have an average life expectancy. For example, supply lines are usually made from brass, copper, or galvanized steel, and can last for 50 years. Drain lines are made from cast iron, which can last up to 100 years, while PVC can last for hundreds of years.
However, all of these pipes and lines are subjected to harsh environments. On the inside, they have to carry water in and out, and on the outside, they have to withstand the weight of soil, pavement, and anything else on top. These factors will take a toll, especially if they don’t get any regular maintenance services.
Keeping Drain Repair Affordable
When drain pipes fail or when they reach the end of their life expectancy, you will either have to start patching up any broken or cracked pieces or replace whole lines, which might seem like a daunting task.
But don’t worry.
Nowadays doing this is not as complicated as it used to be. A couple of decades ago when you needed to repair or replace your plumbing pipes you would need to have a team of plumbers and contractors dig them out. Some of these pipes were buried underneath the lawn and driveways, so getting to them meant having to destroy the landscape.
After the pipes were fixed or replaced, they were covered with soil again and you were left with a huge, ugly mess. Worst of all, this process could take weeks and was very expensive. Can you imagine having to pass your day listening to loud machines breaking concrete or digging up soil, filling up your house with dust and making your life miserable? Fortunately, those days are gone thanks to new technology that is keeping drain repair affordable.
Exact Diagnostics and Prevention
It all starts with an inspection of your pipes. Using a video camera, our technician will see what is going on inside your pipes. This will let us observe any obstructions, cracks, or broken pipe sections. Once we know exactly what the problems are, we have the experience and equipment required to solve them.
If the pipes are in good enough condition, we might be able to repair them using a process called CIPP, where a liner covered in epoxy is inserted into the pipe. Once the epoxy cures, the liner is removed and a pipe within the pipe is created.
When the line is not salvageable, we will need to replace it. But instead of digging it up, we insert an expanding head that bursts it from the inside and then pull a section of new pipe into the cavity. No more digging is required, and this process can be completed in a day.
The next time you experience any problems with your sewer or drains, get in touch with us. PipeShark has been in business for over 100 years, so you can be assured that we know what we are doing. Let us put our experience at your service; schedule your appointment at 610-993-9300 and let’s get your problem solved for good.