Cured in place piping is a great solution for a variety of pipe problems. In the United States, CIPP repairs are becoming more and more common. Many businesses, property owners, and even cities are turning to CIPP to solve problems with their aging plumbing and infrastructure. There are three main reasons that CIPP repairs are taking off across the nation.
1. CIPP repairs are quick
How long would you like to spend on your pipe repairs? Until instant pipe repair is invented, CIPP is the best option available today. Your pipes will have to be closed, cleaned, and then left for as little as a few hours, while the pipe hardens. Lastly, a final video inspection is performed, and then drilling of any connections that need to be placed. Following this, your pipe will be up and running. Some pipes can be completely repaired in two days; it mostly depends on the placement of your pipe and the size. Large CIPP repairs are possible, but with larger pipe diameters, the time for drying takes longer.
Even in the event that your CIPP repairs last over the weekend, that’s still far ahead of the traditional pipe repair schedule. It takes a process that could be a week or more and shortens it drastically. That doesn’t even factor in the time savings from trench repair and replacement.
2. CIPP is noninvasive
Trenchless pipe repair lets you avoid a huge ditch over your property. It also means avoiding opened walls, floors, or ceilings inside of your building. CIPP repairs only need an entrance and an exit. These are smaller openings that can more easily be filled in or fixed once the repairs are complete. The vast majority of the pipe that’s being repaired doesn’t have to be exposed.
Traditional pipe repair involves exposing the entire pipe you want to replace. This usually involves digging up a portion of your landscaping, or opening your building’s walls or floors. This adds cost to the repair. Someone has to dig up your landscaping, and then you have to pay to have it filled in again at the end of the job. Some damage, such as damage to established bushes and trees, cannot instantly be repaired. You’ll have to wait for your landscaping to fill out again naturally.
3. CIPP has been on the market long enough to make a mark
CIPP has been somewhat slow to gain popularity in the United States before now. CIPP was formally introduced to the US during the 1980’s. Now, CIPP has been on the market long enough for promises of its longevity to be proven true. CIPP repairs can withstand twenty, thirty, or more years of use without issue. Now that CIPP has shown that it can deliver on its promises, popularity is soaring.
CIPP repairs are long lasting, minimally invasive, and quick to perform. Cured in place pipes are a great solution for pipes that are difficult to access. The United States is really starting to embrace CIPP for these reasons.