December 20, 2016

Three Ways CIPP Improves on Traditional Pipe Design

CIPP isn’t just faster to install and more convenient than traditional pipe repair. The pipes themselves are better designed to provide you with great water pressure and flow for years to come. CIPP pipes are stronger, less prone to common ailments, and made to fit your existing pipework perfectly.

1. Stronger pipes

The hardened resin and epoxy that makes up cured in place pipes is very strong. CIPP is actually stronger that most similar diameter metal pipes. This is especially obvious when dealing with large diameter pipes like culverts. Most metal pipes that reach that size have to be corrugated for strength. This bumpy inner texture gives the metal the strength that it needs to stand up to the pressure, but it’s not known for the smoothness of water movements. These dips also make a great catch-all. Cleaning corrugated metal pipes can be difficult, and not-cleaning them undermines the point of corrugating them in the first place.

Even in commercial use, stronger pipes are better. CIPP can not only match the pressure on a pressurized line in most cases, it may be able to exceed it. Upgrading to CIPP may not just make sense for your budget, but for your business.

2. Less prone to common pipe ailments

Cured in place pipes are less prone to common plumbing troubles. For example, intrusive roots have a hard time puncturing seamless pipes. This decreases the chance of reoccurring expenses in order to remove the roots. Moreover, if your landscaping features aggressive plants like trees or tall bushes, this presents an opportunity for saving.

Additionally, CIPP doesn’t corrode the way that metal pipes do. The cured in place pipes can carry chemicals that metal pipes can’t without stress. Even if they were to break, the nature of the hardened resin prevents chemicals from seeping into the soil. Broken metal pipes can contaminate the soil around breakages or blockages. CIPP doesn’t pose a risk to your landscaping.

In the event that your cured in place pipes clog (no pipe is immune to blockages), don’t worry. CIPP is cleaned just as easily as other types of pipe. Make sure you get a list of chemically safe cleaners from your CIPP installation team or an experienced plumber. If that doesn’t work, don’t hesitate to seek professional help.

3. Custom fit

CIPP is custom made to fit the needs of your system. One such customization includes a custom woven fabric sleeve for your pipe. The resin or epoxy is hand-mixed with your pipe in mind. The custom fit approach that’s possible with CIPP beats out generic pipe repairs. CIPP has a better pipe design than traditional CIPP because it’s actually designed.

CIPP is better than traditional pipe design in many ways. The seamless factor helps to cut down on regular maintenance charges and preventable damage to your pipes. CIPP is anti-corrosion and made especially for your plumbing system. On top of this, the pipes are stronger. You can say goodbye to some of the most common pipe troubles when you choose CIPP.