When is the Best Time to Reline Your Pipes?

A major pipe repair is never relaxing. Even a non-invasive, trenchless technology like relining can make property owners anxious. As a property owner, you are aware of existing issues. Even if you focus on fixing the symptoms, major repairs are still inevitable. What you really want to know, is the best time for those repairs. Does it matter when you have your pipes relined? What do you need to consider before you schedule a visit from a technician? Honestly, the answer is a lot less complicated than you may expect, even for advanced techniques like relining.

Are Your Pipes Ready to Reline?

Relining solves a tremendous range of pipe issues, including cracks, moderate erosion, and even tree roots. You may notice sink holes in your yard, backed up drains, and other common symptoms of plumbing failure. Any of these may be the signal that your pipes need to be relined.

It’s best to reline before the symptoms of the problem grow out of control for your own safety and convenience. By catching problems early on, you also increase the likelihood that relining will be a viable option. Once the pipes become too fragile, they cannot be relined. This is especially common in older, metal pipes that succumb to rust. While it’s possible to reline most pipe, the earlier you address the issue, the better.

Seasonal Considerations

Thankfully, emergency plumbing services are available whenever you need them. However, if you have the chance to plan ahead, it’s always best to consider the season and location when scheduling a relining technician. If your area routinely floods, technicians may have to periodically stop work for safety, and that’s particularly difficult for relining procedures. In addition, deep mud makes it difficult for technicians to do their jobs. While it doesn’t rule out their ability to get the job done, some companies charge more due to extra time on the job, and for additional safety equipment.

Conversely, you need relatively solid pipes in order to reline. If you’re worried that seasonal flooding, freezing, or other natural hazards will completely destroy your pipes, you need to plan ahead. Should your pipes completely burst or experience severe degeneration during inclement weather, they won’t be able to support relining. So, if you’re considering relining, it’s best to start the process before the situation gets worse.

There are special considerations for weather and region, but really, any time is the best time to reline your pipes. Since technicians don’t have to worry about digging trenches through frozen soil, their only major concerns depend on safety and pipe integrity. So long as the surrounding terrain doesn’t put technicians in jeopardy, any season is a great time for relining pipes. You should always pay more attention to the condition of your pipes than the weather. The earlier you catch problems, the less damage you will have to deal with, and the easier it will be for technicians to reline your pipes. Early detection may even save you money. The best time to reline your pipes may be today.