Pipe Relining Secrets: Ensuring a Lifetime of Structural Integrity for Your Home

February 7, 2023by Alex

Sewer pipes are essential to every home’s plumbing system. However, they can deteriorate over time due to factors such as age, tree root intrusion, or ground movement. These issues can lead to expensive repairs and property damage if left unaddressed. Thankfully, pipe relining is a no-dig solution that can save you time, money, and inconvenience. In this article, we will reveal some pipe relining secrets that will help ensure a lifetime of structural integrity for your home.

What is Pipe Relining?

Pipe relining involves inserting an epoxy liner into your existing sewer pipes. The liner is then inflated and cured in place, creating a new pipe within the old one. The result is a seamless, corrosion-resistant, and long-lasting solution that restores the structural integrity of your pipes.

Pipe Camera Inspection

Before pipe relining, a pipe camera inspection is usually conducted to identify the cause of the issue and assess the condition of your pipes. A pipe camera is a specialized tool that provides a real-time video feed when inserted into your pipes. This allows plumbers to pinpoint the exact location and nature of the problem, whether it’s a blockage, a crack, or a collapsed section.

Benefits of Pipe Relining

Pipe relining has several advantages over traditional methods such as excavation and replacement. Some of these benefits include:

  • No-dig solution: Pipe relining is a trenchless technology, which means that there is minimal disruption to your landscaping, driveways, or other structures on your property.
  • Cost-effective: Pipe relining is generally less expensive than traditional methods because it requires less labor and materials.
  • Long-lasting: Pipe relining can extend the lifespan of your pipes by up to 50 years or more.
  • Eco-friendly: Pipe relining is a green solution because it reduces the amount of waste generated by excavation and replacement.

Pipe Relining Cost

The cost of pipe relining can vary depending on several factors such as the length and diameter of your pipes, the extent of the damage, and the location of your pipes. However, it is generally less expensive than traditional methods. Streamline Pipes provides competitive and transparent pricing for pipe relining in Sydney, so you can rest assured that you are getting a fair and affordable price.

Plumbing Steps

The pipe relining process involves several steps, including:

  1. Pipe camera inspection to identify the cause and location of the problem.
  2. High-pressure cleaning to remove any debris and prepare the pipes for relining.
  3. Insertion of the epoxy liner into the pipes.
  4. Inflation of the liner to fit the shape of the existing pipes.
  5. Curing of the liner using hot water or steam.
  6. Final inspection to ensure that the pipes are properly sealed and restored to their original function.

Pipe Relining Maintenance

To ensure that your pipes remain in good condition and last for many years, regular maintenance is crucial. Here are some tips for pipe relining maintenance:

  • Avoid pouring grease, oil, or other non-biodegradable materials down your drains.
  • Schedule regular pipe camera inspections to catch any issues before they become serious.
  • Address any plumbing issues promptly to prevent further damage to your pipes.
  • Use drain covers to prevent debris and other materials from entering your pipes.

Streamline Pipes provides expert pipe relining services in Sydney to ensure that your pipes are in top condition. Contact us today to schedule a pipe camera inspection or to learn more about our plumbing services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Pipe Relining?

Pipe relining is a trenchless pipe repair method that uses a resin lining to fix pipes. The existing pipe is cleaned and inspected, then lined with a resin material that’s cured to form a new pipe within the old pipe. With Streamline Pipes, you can expect 60 years of service life out of your relined pipes!

If The Pipe Has Collapsed Can It Be Relined?

If your pipe has collapsed partially, we can reline it. If the sewer or stormwater pipe is fully collapsed then this will require, digging and a pipe replacement, to fix it correctly and costs more in labour. The pipe is impregnated with an epoxy Liner. Once cured, this creates a ‘new pipe, within the old pipe’. Very similar to a medical ‘stent’.

The benefits of using pipe relining for a cracked or partially collapsed pipe include:

  • No digging required
  • Permanent solution
  • Cost-effective
  • Less disruption – you can use your pipes within hours not days.
  • Landscaping, flooring, and driveways are not damaged.

How Long Does Pipe Relining Take?

It depends on many factors, including the size of the pipe and the access to this pipe. In most cases, your pipe can be relined in a few hours.

If you need the work done as a matter of urgency then StreamlinePipes can be there the next day after the quote is provided.

How Long Does Pipe Relining Last?

Pipe relining is a long-term solution. The pipe lining can last just the same if not longer than replacing in with a new PVC Pipe. Once it is in place you don’t have to worry about repairing or replacing it for years.

Relined pipes are more cost-effective than replacement of the entire pipe, which can be very expensive. Relining leaves your property intact, so there’s no need to dig up your yard or pathways or remove any landscaping features. You won’t even notice when our qualified plumbers are onsite!

StreamlinePipe relining saves money in the long run because:

  • It doesn’t require digging up yards and pathways in order to replace pipes that may be causing water damage under concrete slabs or driveways
  • We guarantee our work for 60 years – an industry first

How Does CIPP Relining Work?

Cured-In-Place-Piping (CIPP) relining is a method of repairing pipes that involves injecting a high-density polyurethane material into the pipe. The material hardens and forms a new pipe within the old pipe. This method of pipe repair was pioneered by Streamline Pipes and Drains over 31 years ago.

How Do I Know If My Pipes Are Blocked Or Broken?

If you are unsure whether your pipes need to be relined or repaired, contact us for a free, no-obligation inspection. We can help you to evaluate the condition of the pipes and advise you on all available options, contact us for help.

Does Pipe Relining Need To Be Done By A Specialist?

Absolutely.  Pipe relining requires specific equipment and training. The no-dig pipe repair solution is not taught at Tafe. Relining training is learnt ‘on the job’ and can take decades to perfect. It is worth thinking ‘will the plumbing company be around for 2o years to fix any possible problems”?

There are many companies out there claiming to be able to do this work effectively, but no one can match the quality and expertise of Streamline Pipes and Drains as they are only just beginning and Streamline has be Relining for over 31 years.

Is pipe relining approved by Australian standards?

Yes, pipe relining is approved by Australian standards. In fact, AS3600 (2016) and its subsequent revisions include requirements for the use of pipe relining as a method of remediation in both stormwater and sewer systems.

AS3600 is a set of standards for stormwater and wastewater systems that have been developed under the auspices of Standards Australia New Zealand (Standards NZ). The following standards apply:

  • AS3600 – general requirements for design, construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of water supply schemes including wastewater treatment works
  • AS3600.1 -2018 – quality management system standard for health sector facilities; quality management system standard for medical devices; other technical regulations made under Food Act 2014; classifications under Industrial Chemicals (Notification & Assessment) Act 1989; classification under Ozone Protection & Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989; environmental performance standards under several statutes including Hazardous Substances (Emergency Response Management) Regulations 2007; risk assessment framework under Hazardous Substances (Emergency Response Management) Regulations 2007

Can Root Intrusion Be Fixed With Pipe Relining?

Root intrusion is the result of tree roots growing into the pipes. Pipe relining is a perfect preventative solution when roots have invaded your sewer pipes, as the use of a High-Pressure Water Jet and inspection camera, is the precursor work required in order to clean and clear the blockage. Once this is done, then the StreamlinePipes relining system is able to install the pipe liner and get your pipes working again, with tree roots permanently removed from that part of the drain system.


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