Sewer problems never seem to happen at a good time. You find water in the basement or a sewage back up in the yard and you called your trusted plumber in the Philadelphia PA area. The diagnosis is you have a broken sewer line. What’s your next step? Before you dig up your yard or rip open a wall or take up a floor call Pipeshark. You’ll gain access to every trenchless sewer repair option with one call — pipe lining, pipe bursting, pipe coating, and point repairs. Let’s talk about the first one; trenchless pipe lining in Philadelphia, PA area.
Before we do, know that we service all of Southeast Pennsylvania, including:
- Philadelphia, PA suburbs
- Bryn Mawr, PA
- West Chester, PA
- Paoli, PA
- Ardmore, PA
- Berwyn, PA
- Devon, PA
- Harrisburg, PA
- Hershey, PA
- Lancaster, PA
- Lower Merion Township, PA
- Pottstown, PA
- Reading, PA
- Villanova, PA
- Wayne, PA
TRENCHLESS PIPE LINING: DIAGNOSING YOUR PIPING PROBLEMS
The first step in any sewer repair is to get a clear idea of exactly what the problem is. That is why every job starts with a video inspection of the sewer or drain. This will not only make it clear what the problem is, but the homeowners can watch the video and see for themselves whether there is an issue, and if so, exactly what it is.
Once the problems are identified, we will know whether we have a good solution to correct them. We specialize in trenchless technologies. There are a lot of good plumbers out there who offer general plumbing services in Philadelphia, PA, and the surrounding areas. That is not us. Trenchless repairs are our specialty and it is what we do all the time. You only need us when you have a problem with a pipe that’s hard to access — whether it’s buried underground or behind a wall or under a floor.
TRENCHLESS PIPE LINING: REPAIRING YOUR DAMAGED PIPES
One of the most common trenchless repairs is pipe lining. Its official name is Cured-In-Place Piping or CIPP because it is a process of manufacturing a new pipe right within the old one. This new pipe is code approved and has the same strength characteristics as a sewer and drain pipe a plumber would pick up at a supply house. If the old pipe should completely rot away, the new liner pipe can stand on its own. Pipe lining covers over cracks, holes, and even missing sections of piping and ensures that there are no joints for roots to ever penetrate again.
The first step is to clean the old pipe thoroughly with special de-scaling equipment. Then a felt tube sized for the old pipe is cut to length and saturated with epoxy. It’s run through calibrated rollers to ensure that the epoxy is evenly distributed to the right thickness so the finished pipe has the proper strength. The wetted-out liner is installed in the old pipe with a special inverter and then a bladder called a calibration tube is inserted inside of it. The calibration tube is inflated with air and then water to compress the liner tight against the old pipe. The water is circulated through a water heater until it reaches the ideal epoxy “cooking” temperature and held there until the epoxy cures and hardens. Then the calibration tube is removed, a video inspection ensures everything looks perfect and then the sewer pipe is put back into service.
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TRENCHLESS PIPE LINING: SAVING YOUR MONEY, TIME, AND SANITY
There’s been little change in how traditional pipe repairs or replacement have been done for generations. If it buried in the ground, men and equipment rip things up to get to the pipe and then rebury it, leaving traces of their work to be seen for years. If the pipe is inside, walls are ripped out or floors are ripped up. Then when the pipe’s been replaced the restoration work has to be done and that’s more disturbance to your household. Pipe lining installs a new pipe from one point of access while leaving the old pipe in place and the things above or around the pipe in tack — no-dig ups or rip-outs and no restorations.
Your trenchless pipe lining project can be completed with fewer people, less time, less hassle, and less money spent on fixing the extensive damage to your Southeastern Pennsylvania property. To learn more about our trenchless pipe lining or any other repair, replacement, and maintenance services, contact us today. As industry experts in all of the trenchless technologies, we work for homeowners and their trusted plumbers in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs. We also work in commercial buildings, factories, schools, and universities across Eastern and Central Pennsylvania. We have traveled to Washington, DC, Ohio, Indiana, and Montana to support specialty project teams including work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service.
Contact us today at 610-993-9300 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. You’ll be glad you did.