Drainage pipes are an essential part of the plumbing systems in Sydney homes or properties, and get damaged or worn out over time, requiring them to be replaced. Traditionally, the way to do this was to dig up the old pipes and replace them with new ones, a process that can be quite messy, inconvenient and costly. Pipe relining Sydney, Mona Vale, Hurlstone Park agencies can now undertake the replacement of your pipelines with a method that is known as Cured in Place Pipelining or CIPP, that does not require any digging up.
Pipe relining is a trenchless technology as there is very little or no digging involved in this repair process. The key ingredient in this relining method is the resin that cures within the damaged pipe. A flexible felt tube made out of fibreglass or polyester is saturated with the resin and is inserted into the portion of the pipe that is damaged. Air pressure is then created in the pipe to make the flexible felt pipe expand and adhere to the walls of the pipe. This resin then hardens to form a separate pipe within the damaged pipe. Insertion is required to be done upstream of the damaged portion of the pipe, conveniently through any manhole or other access.
Dr. DRiP Plumbing process followed by pipe relining Sydney, Mona Vale, Hurlstone Park agencies starts with examining and inspecting the pipes for judging the extent of the damage to them and their location. It can be done through the insertion of closed-circuit cameras into the pipe through manholes. Of course, it is necessary to stop all inflow into the pipes and ensure that they are dry during this inspection. Forced electron leak location equipment is used by the more technologically aware agencies, as this technique offers a closer examination of the damage and enables better solutions to be designed to conduct the necessary repairs to the damaged pipeline.
It is also necessary that the pipes be thoroughly cleaned of all detritus and blockages using robotic cutters and high-pressure water jets. This ensures that the surface on which the relining will be carried out is suitable for the resin. After cleaning the pipes must again be inspected by the CCTVs to ensure that they are ready for the pipe relining Sydney, Mona Vale, Hurlstone Park. This inspection will give an idea of the length of pipe that is damaged and needs to be relined.
The pipe relining Sydney, Mona Vale, Hurlstone Park of the required length must preferably overlap the damaged portion of the pipe, with best results obtained if the work is carried out the full length between manholes. This pipe is then impregnated with the resin. Resins are two-part products that must be mixed thoroughly as suggested by the manufacturer. The pipe must be inserted into the damaged pipe from the nearest manhole, upstream of the damage. The manholes on either side must be blocked with sandbags or other devices and a compressor used to provide the necessary air pressure that inflates the resin-saturated pipe and makes it adhere to the walls of the damaged pipe. Hot water is then led into the pipe to help the resin to cure to the needed hardness. Ultra Violet radiation can also be used to complete the hardness.
The pipe can then be checked by Dr. DRiP Plumbing for leaks and that it is functioning at the required capacity.