The team at Salmon Plumbing are adding a new service to their bank of offerings – Pipe relining!

Pipe relining isn’t exactly new on the plumbing scene, but it has been gaining a lot of popularity recently. Mostly due to its ability to help homeowners improve the overall health and life of their plumbing systems.

So, how exactly does pipe relining work? And what are its advantages over other popular plumbing techniques? Well, we’re going to tell you!

First things first, here’s how pipe relining works…

Pipe relining is designed to be a cost-effective alternative to pipe replacement when property owners are faced with issues in their plumbing systems – like cracked or burst pipes.

The process behind it is surprisingly simple and ingenious at the same time.

Plumbers will insert a specially designed tube through the impacted pipe or pipes in question. Once the tube is in place, it will be inflated until it sits tightly against the walls of the impacted pipe.

The outside of the tube is coated with a special resin that ensures it adheres strongly to the pipe as it is inflated. Once it has cured successfully, the pipe relining becomes a seamless and durable seal for the impacted pipe – repairing it with less mess and less stress!

As you can see, this process is clearly an eFISHcient one, and that’s why we had to have it at Salmon Plumbing.

Now that we know how this strategy works, what about it’s advantages over other plumbing techniques?

One of the main reasons pipe relining has started to become more popular is because it’s easy on the wallet and the eyes.

If you’ve never faced the problem of repairing and/or replacing sewerage and underground pipes in your home or business, then count yourself lucky.

Not only can the process of pipe repair and replacement hit you where it hurts (your bank statement), it can also cause an unsightly level of mess and disruption.

A trench will need to be dug, then old pipes will need to be carefully removed and then replaced – a seriously intense process for both labour and materials.

Plus, there’s additional landscaping costs and labour that will likely be required to return your property to it’s once glorious state! Not fun, that’s for sure.

With pipe relining, however, a single hole needs to be dug for access – it’s usually no more than a metre square.

There’s also usually no expensive trenching equipment required either. Plus, the tubing that pipe relining uses is far less expensive than new pipes and there’s no costs or labour required to get rid of old pipes!

Best of all? Depending on the product your plumber uses when it comes to pipe relining, you could be looking at a warranty of between 10 and 50 years – making pipe relining a true long term solution.

All of these advantages add up to a much cheaper and cleaner solution for an impacted sewerage or underground plumbing system.

What about disadvantages you ask? Well, according to us, there really are none. But, there is one thing you should be aware of…

Pipe relining is not always going to be an option when it comes to repairing your underground plumbing system.

In cases where whole pipes have been crushed or left with large holes in them due to tree roots, the relining tube will have nothing to cling to when inserted, and therefore won’t be an option.

Smaller holes can certainly be repaired, however, if your plumbing system has been majorly impacted, then replacement is your only solution.

And that’s the basics of pipe relining! If you’re located in the Brisbane area and are looking for a solution like this to help you, why don’t you give us a call?

Contact us now on 07 3073 9211 or check out the rest of our blog to learn more home plumbing advice and solutions.