Your plumbing system ages, like most things, and won't last forever. Eventually you'll need to determine a plan for either repairs, or replacement. The Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) process is not only an economical, efficient alternative to the traditional pipe replacement system, but it can also extend the life of your plumbing system. There are several factors that contribute to aid in the lifespan of your CIPP.
Repairs of any type must be performed with quality material. Cured-in-Place Pipes begin to dry as soon as they get warm. Hot air speeds the drying process significantly. Therefore, the liners must be kept chilled to prevent the epoxy or resin from running or sticking. Delivering the pipes to the installation site cold helps preserve the liner.
Although there are many types of pipe liners, polyester is the most common liner used for CIPP. Polyester is flexible enough to be threaded into a pipe, yet stiff enough to carry a lot of weight. This makes polyester an extremely durable choice for extending the life of your plumbing system. Fiberglass cloth is another top choice for CIPP materials, though it is better for pipes with a very large diameter. Fiberglass cloth is strong and robust, which adds additional support.
Resin or epoxy is the heat-hardened material that goes into the liner. By using steam, hot air, or UV light to heat the material until it hardens into a solid pipe, a new pipe is created within the damaged or leaking pipe. This “new” pipe is strong, steady, and resistant to corrosion. Since it is jointless, it virtually eliminates damage such as tree root infiltration. It basically guarantees an extended life for your plumbing system.
Hiring a certified, experienced CIPP contractor is crucial to ensure that the lifespan of your in-ground CIPP is 30 to 50 years. Advanced Pipe Repair contractors are honest with their evaluations and use only top-of-the-line equipment. Video inspection should always be performed before any decision on CIPP repair is made to ensure the damage or corrosion can be repaired using CIPP.
At Advanced Pipe Repair, we build CIPP that lasts for decades. From manufacturing the materials to handling them properly and installing them correctly, we build CIPP that ensures you extend the life of your plumbing system.